MSI Introduces CULV-Based X400 Thin-'N-Light

MSI shocked the ultraportable world when it unveiled the stylish X-Slim X340 and X320 earlier this year, and now the company is pushing its sweet, sexy new line even further with the introduction of the X400. This "thin-'n-light" notebook is based on Intel's CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) platform, and the whole chassis never exceeds one inch thick. Even with the battery installed, the X400 weighs just 3.3lbs, which is pretty darn impressive for a 14" machine.

Other specifications include an HDMI output, optional Blu-ray drive, 1080p video support (we'll believe it when we see it), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a multimedia card reader, a few USB 2.0 sockets and Bluetoth. There's also an external DVD drive should you need it, and the included 8-cell battery can reportedly last for a whopping nine hours. Of course, we get the feeling this is one of those "best case scenarios," but make of it what you will. MSI has yet to put a price tag on this, but we doubt style, slimness and a new platform will come cheaply.

X400 Spec
Operation System Genuine Windows Vista® Premium
Support type @launch Ultra Low Voltage(ULV) Intel® Processors
Chipset Intel® GS45 + ICH9M-SFF
LCD 14” HD TFT-LCD Display 1366x768 16:9
VGA Controller GMA 4500MHD
VRAM share with system memory
Memory Type DDR2 800 MHz
Config DDR2 SO-DIMMx1slot
Maximum 2GB (MAX: up to 4GB)
Audio Speaker 2
Webcam 1.3 M Webcam
Communication LAN 10/100/1000 GB LAN
Bluetooth Optional
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
I / O HDMI 1
Card reader 2 in 1 (support SD/MMC)
Mic-in / Headphone out 1 / 1
USB 2.0 2
RJ45 1
D-Sub 1
Storage HDD form factor 2.5" 320/500 GB SATA
Optical Drive External DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray(optional)
Battery 4/8 Cells
Keyboard 87 keys
Power AC Adapter 40W
Physical Characteristics Dimension 349 x 234 x24.5 mm
Full System Weight ~1.5kg(W/Battery)