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Windows 7: Is this a good buy? (Knockoff 13" netbook)

12 May 2011   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
Is this a good buy? (Knockoff 13" netbook)

Hello. A long time ago I had a MSI x320, which was a 13" netbook that I got for $300 or so from Staples
It was actually pretty awesome, as it did everything I needed but had a decent sized keyboard.

The problem is the GMA 500. The drivers were shit and so it wasn't as powerful as Intel claimed it to be.

So i filed a complaint with the BBB, and Intel offered to refund me the full amount.

Worst mistake I ever made.

So I've been trying to find a similar laptop for a while (cheap Netbook with a big screen), and the only one i could find was this: 13" Ultra SlimNetbook Intel Atom N450 1GB on

It appears to be based off of the MSI X-series, but the chipset does not match any existing products and the bottom looks different from the x320 and x340. what it uses is a newer Atom with an intergrated GPU.

My question is: would this be a good buy or the beginning of a load of pain?
I was perfectly happy with the X320 build, but would something like this be poorly made and fall apart?


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12 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

I do not know if it's a good buy or not, but I seen where it said Windows 7 Pro then down a little it said OS: Windows XP Windows 7 you should ask.
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13 May 2011   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I do not know if it's a good buy or not, but I seen where it said Windows 7 Pro then down a little it said OS: Windows XP Windows 7 you should ask.
I did. he'll install whichever one is asked for.
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15 May 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

So, does anyone think I should take a risk and buy one?
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