MSI kindly sent us both colour versions of the laptop, and they arrived in plain grey boxes, which are very ‘corporate’ in design and rather appealing.
Each box has a handy little carrying case which is ‘soft’ but offers adequate protection if the item is being moved around in your possession.
The box also contains a manual, warranty information and a CD with tools and drivers. This machine doesn’t have an optical drive installed, but you can connect an external unit via USB.
Above on the left is the ‘Jet Black’ Edition and above right is the ‘Fancy Gold’ version. We personally prefer the gold version as it really does look rather expensive in the flesh.
The Fancy gold version opened up from a side angle. It is quite beautiful we are sure you will agree and very surprising considering the relatively low asking price around £330.
The machine has down firing speaking incorporated and there are three USB 2.0 ports in total, one beside the VGA output and the other two on the other side, beside a RJ 45 LAN port and a speaker/headphone and microphone jack. There is also a card slot and Wireless N/Bluetooth connectivity.
Both units close up – same specifications however we noticed the gold netbook only had one sticker on the right, not four as on the black version.