Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 first play: pictures and hands-on

    By 3 June 2013

    Gaming laptops don't come meatier than the MSI GT70 - and we mean the physical bulk as well as the behind-the-scenes power - as the 17.3-inch Dragon Edition 2 goes to show. Pocket-lint got our hands-on the 2013 edition of the specialised series ahead...

  • Laptops

    MSI Slider S20 pictures and hands-on

    By 7 June 2012

    MSI stirred up a fair bit of interest for its Slider S20 Ultrabook concept at Computex and Pocket-lint got some hands-on time with the unit on display at the show. This 11.6-inch multi-touch-enabled Ultrabook differs from most of the models we’ve seen...

  • Laptops

    Intel Ivy Bridge launch laptops pictures and hands-on

    By 24 April 2012

    Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor has arrived in all its 22nm glory. With it comes a beefy line-up of launch hardware all sporting the new CPU. Every major manufacturer rather unsurprisingly, from Lenovo to MSi, has a laptop lined up for Ivy Bridge’s arrival....

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    MSI GT680 review

    By 18 July 2011

    If you want the power of a desktop in a laptop (or, obviously, if you want to do some serious gaming) you're going to need a gaming laptop. They give you all the power you want and then some, eschewing the current portability trend of slimming down. So...

  • Online

    MSI Butterfly concept hands-on

    By 16 January 2011

    MSI always has a soft spot for concepts at CES, and 2011 was no different as it used the show to show off both a tablet designed specifically for kids (the MSI Kid Pad) and an all-in-one PC that turned into a rather large stationary tablet. We managed...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    MSI GX740 review

    By 19 November 2010

    MSI recently expanded its GX gaming series of laptops with the introduction of the aggressively priced 15-inch GX640 and the 17-inch GX740, with the latter available for less than £900 - not bad for a serious gaming model. But, is it any good? The gargantuan...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    MSI Wind U160 review

    By 13 August 2010

    The fervour surrounding netbooks seems to be abating, as tablets rear their heads and fight for the same space, a middle space, between the phone and the laptop proper. When we think of a netbook, the MSI Wind always comes to mind and here we see the...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    MSI Wind Top AE2400 review

    By 12 July 2010

    The MSI Wind Top AE2400 is a touchscreen, Windows 7-based, all-in-one PC, which is promoted as "the ultimate multimedia package". The specs are quite impressive for a machine that retails at a penny less than £950. You've got Windows 7 Home Premium running...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    MSI Wind U135 notebook review

    By 1 March 2010

    We were impressed with MSI's original Wind, which captured exactly what a netbook was in 2008: it was compact, affordable, well enough made to withstand a few knocks and had pretty miserable battery life. Times have moved on and the netbook market has...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    MSI X600 notebook review

    By 20 October 2009

    The MSI X600 is the latest addition to the company’s ultra-slim X-series, following on from the affordable X300. With a larger 15.6-inch screen, the X600 isn’t as small, but it’s still impressively portable for such a large machine. The most striking...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    MSI Wind Top AE1900 desktop PC review

    By 22 July 2009

    We’re all familiar with what a netbooks and a nettops are: they’re low cost, lower powered CPU-based computers that are really just for surfing the web and light computing tasks. Expanding on these products are all-in-one computers, which take the...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    MSI X-slim X340 notebook review

    By 17 June 2009

    MSI unveiled their X-Slim series of portable computers way back in January, at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show. The X340 made a bit of a splash at the event due to its look, design, overall size and build quality, which were all fairly impressive...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    MSI Wind U115 Hybrid notebook review

    By 29 May 2009

    MSI’s latest netbook comes along boasting a long battery life and large storage with a quirky exclusive edge over the competition. Do all the specifications on paper match up with real life use, or do the claims of the manufacturer fall short in delivering...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Medion Akoya E2005 D desktop PC review

    By 29 April 2009

    We've been watching the evolution of small format PCs over the last year or so, taking the same basic hardware and packaging it in a different way. The netbook puts down roots and becomes the nettop, which is what we have here: a mini desktop PC. The...

  • Laptops 0 out of 5

    MSI X-Slim X320 notebook - First Look review

    By 14 January 2009

    It's dominated the netbook arena with the Wind, but can MSI create the same buzz around an ultra-thin laptop that aims to challenge the Apple MacBook Air and Samsung X360? We managed to grab some hands on time with the new model at this year's Consumer...