MSI’s new X-Slim range, specifically the X-Slim X320 and X340 look very impressive indeed. Right on the line between a larger netbook, and a very slim and portable notebook, I’m not sure how to class it, but thought it was worth covering here.
The MSI X-Slim X340 is more powerful than the X320 model, and feature an Intel Penryn Ultra Low Voltage CPU, rather than the Atom. The very slim MSI X340 weights just 1.3Kg (with a 4 cell battery), and features a 13.4-inch WXGA (1,366 x 768) LCD, which could be classed at a 720p display.
The chip set is the Intel 45 series, with Intel 4500 graphics with HDMI and VGA outputs. WiFi and optional 3.5G or WiMax is also available. We must admit, we very much like the sleak and stylish look of the X340 Pro, and if it comes in at under $1000, as speculated, it should be a winner.
Update: The MSI X340 will be available in April with a choice of either a 1.2GHz Celeron M 723 or a 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500. And later in May two more models featuring the 1.3GHz Core 2 Solo SU2700 and Core 2 Solo SU9600 CPU.