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MSI X-Slim X340

MSI X-Slim X340

Thin and svelte are the first words that come to the mind when presented with the MSI X-Slim X340, and we won't fault you if you found the design familiar yet again, as it's quite obvious the notebook draws plenty of inspiration from Apple's MacBook Air. While the differences are obvious, plastic versus aluminum for one, the X340 can safely stand on its own with its dark black looks and an affordable price point.

If the color black is slimming, then the MSI X-Slim X340 is thin enough that you'd think it floats on air.

The MSI X340 may not have as any ports as others in this comparison, but it still has plenty in the form of dual USB ports and the audio jacks on the right side.

Unlike its inspiration, the left side has space for a VGA output, LAN port, HDMI port and a card reader.

Thankfully the interior pays heed to common sense. While the monitor area is glossy, the palm rest and keyboard use matte finishing for non-smudge, low maintenance needs.

The keyboard does exhibit some flex when typing and doesn't feel as good as compared to the other notebooks.

The trackpad lacks multi-touch and a scroll option, so it can be somewhat tedious to navigate with the trackpad. Tracking performance though was great with no issues.