We had a clue as to what MSI's ultra thin X-Slim duo
would look like, but beyond that, most everything else was veiled in mystery. Until now. This week at the CTIA Wireless Expo in Las Vegas, MSI has taken the wraps off the full specification list on the X-Slim X320, X-Slim X340 and Wind U123, all of which we'll detail below.
As for the X320, a super thin, super light ultraportable, you'll find 2.8 pounds of stylistic goodness, and within, you'll spot a four-cell battery, 1.66GHz Atom Z530 processor, Windows Vista Home Premium, a 13.4" LCD (1366 x 768), Intel'sGMA500 integrated graphics and up to 2GB of DDR2-667 memory. There's also room for a 250GB 2.5" SATA hard drive, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional 3G / WiMAX (wow!), a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports (take that, MacBook Air) and a built-in SD/MMC card reader.
The X340 doesn't deviate too heavily from those lines, though it does swap in an ultra low voltage US3500 CPU, Intel's GMA4500MHD graphics and up to 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM. As for the lone remaining machine? The Wind U123 netbook features a 10.2" WXVGA panel and gets powered by a 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor, Windows XP Home, GMA950 graphics, a 160GB SATA HDD, 4-in-1 card reader and -- here are the kickers -- a built-in TV tuner and optional 3G, both of which are new for the Wind netbook line. The full release and specifications are listed below.MSI US RELEASES FULL SPECS ON THE NEWEST WIND AND THE X ULTRA-SLIM SERIES NOTEBOOKS New Wind offers options of the 3G/WiMAX solution, TV tuner, and EasyFace Security Identification Software X340 feature the HD LCD and is among first notebooks to utilize Intel's CULV CPU MSI Notebook will be on display during CTIA in Las Vegas at the Mobile Focus Event at Caesars Palace
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – April 1st, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading
manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to
release the full specifications of the new Wind U123 and the X320 &
X340 X-Slim Notebooks. The new Wind model is MSI's first to offer a 3G
solution and a TV Tuner, and features the powerful new Intel® Atom™
1.66 GHz N280 processor.
Like its award winning predecessors,
the Wind U123 offers users an ergonomically designed keyboard and touch
pad for comfortable typing and an enlarged 10.2" LCD display perfect
for browsing without squinting. MSI also included EasyFace
identification software to protect confidential data and for the first
time is offering the Wind in blue and red in addition to the standard
white and gray colored models.
The X-Slim series
notebooks weigh just 2.8 lbs, but come loaded with the most storage
space and the largest battery (4-Cell) in their class. The X340 is
among the first notebooks to feature the new Intel® CULV CPU, which
uses 1/6th the power of a regular mobile CPU, significantly increasing
performance-per-watt over previous single-core processors. The notebook
also features a HD 16:9 Theater Display LCD with 1366x768 resolution
and a HDMI port for 1080P playback for under $1000.
at just $700, MSI chose to outfit the X320 the new Intel® Atom® Z530
1.6GHz processor and an optional 3G/WiMAX solution for unmatched
connectivity. In addition to its superb specifications and outstanding
performance, the X-Slim Series notebooks' aesthetics place it in a
class by itself. Its classic exterior and clean design are available in
Silver, White and a stylish Black.
FULL SPECIFICATIONS BELOW
Both the new Wind U123 models and the X-Slim Series notebooks will be
available in the US this May at www.msimobile.com and select e-tailers
and retail outlets.