In today’s world it’s all about portability, we are always on the go, which means we need our tech and devices always available and ready to go. Late last year I purchased a new a notebook – a large heavy duty 17” screen notebook and I use it every day in everything I do – it’s my work horse. But when it comes to traveling – it’s a real pain in my back!
And finding a bag that will easily and safely store it that’s just another headache – a 17” notebook just isn’t meant for mobile computing. So I opted for a mini netbook notebook, something that can be easily stored in my purse and carried on to a plan. Mini netbooks are so small and compact you can take it anywhere. But I find the keyboard to be too small to get any really work done, and editing pictures on such a small screen, forget about it.
So with the 17” notebook being too big and the mini netbook being too small this is starting to feel like a modern Three Little Bears story. Well just like that story this one has a happy ending too!
Recently I was asked to review the new MSI X370-001US AMD 13.4” inch notebook with an AMD Dual-Core Processor and it’s the perfect size for mobile computing! The notebook is lightweight and can easily slide into all of my stylish laptop bags like the NokHoo backpack and Portare backpack.
The MSI notebook can go up to 8 hours on a single charge, which surpasses my 17” any day. It’s ultra portable and light weight so it won’t weigh you down when walking through the terminal. Plus you’ll love the sleek and thin design.
MSI X370-001US Notebook Technical Specs
- AMD Dual-Core E-350 APU Platform
- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
- 13.4″ Widescreen Display with 16:9 LED Backlight Technology
- AMD Radeon™ HD6310 Discrete-Class Graphic Card
- 4GB DDR3 System Memory with 500GB Hard Drive Capacity
- SRS Premium Sound Speakers
- HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
- Built-in 1.3 Mega Pixels webcam
- 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
MSI X370-001US Notebook Description
The X370 incorporates the latest AMD Dual Core Processor and AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics delivering full HD multimedia entertainment
HD6310 DirectX11 Graphics
Built-in, an increase of 32% in graphic performance over UMA based units.
Longer Battery Life
With the latest 45nm processor and APU PowerPlay® technology, MSI’s X370 offers the user dynamic usage control and increase power efficiency. Why carry around that bulky power supply, when the X370 notebook provides you full power capability all day long.
Full HD Video Experience
With the latest AMD Dual Core processor, MSI’s X370 notebook plays full HD video for a smooth and clear visual experience.
I was able to get up and running with MSI’s X370 in a few minutes, but had some trouble connecting to our wifi network. However, after making a quick call to customer support the issue was resolved.
Note: In order to activate wifi you need to click on the fn key with the “x-looking symbol” resembling a satellite and not the one that looks like the “wifi” graphic.
If your work requires you to go mobile and you need something that is just as functional as stylish then you should check out MSI’s latest laptop – the X370.