A video by Charlie Henson about his own "out of the box experience," published on his channel on January 1, 2019. After trouble trying to set up a BlueTooth dongle, goes through what he calls "really good stuff" by which he means all the tools and settings apps. Concludes: "This is really an ass-kicking distro...super responsive, good to go."
Dedoimedo selects the best Linux distro of the year from among 5 finalists in this blog post on December 31, 2018. In increasing of preference: Manjaro 17.1.6, Linux Mint 19, Kubuntu 18.10, Kubuntu 18.4 and...MX-17! "From the very start, MX Linux behaved beautifully. It was elegant, robust and stable. It comes with many unique features and applications, including its MX Tools combo...You get blazing performance, excellent battery life, all the fun out of the box, and it's constantly, continuously improving, with great momentum by the team and the community." Pretty neat.
A video review published by LearnLinux.tv on December 30, 2018. A very substantial look, both general and detailed. Covers topics not normally seen such as games, (dark) theming, flatpaks, etc. Comments: "I'm blown away by some of the settings I'm seeing here." A good addition to the reviews that are out so far.
An interesting "biased" look at MX-18 from CubicleNate published on his blog on December 28, 2018. After going the installation, he looks at the features he likes, from MX Tools (especially Package Manager) to low memory usage. Finishes with useful suggestions for the future include: allow for direct install without going through a Live session, change some Installer wording ("remove disk"),