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MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks

MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks

Super sexy, powerful enough for everyday use and really quite inexpensive... I've already pre-ordered.

CeBIT 09: I desperately want one of MSI's new X320 . I don't care that I should remain impartial, this 13" beauty is a sexy little beast that doesn't require me to sell my body parts for cash, unlike certain Apple or Lenovo products. The X340 uses Intel's upcoming ultra low voltage, Core Solo products designed to compete with the AMD Athlon Neo (Yukon) product. Yep, product; singular.

If you're a brand-whore then MSI won't do it for you at all. There's still the little question of battery life too, as well as the final build quality, but the spec list reads pretty good: 160GB hard drive, 2GB memory, X4500 Intel GPU, Intel SU3500 CPU (Core Solo). Connectivity includes 802.11g wireless, with 'n' optional (although not 100 percent guaranteed at this stage), as well as Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, SD card reader and microphone and line-inputs.

It's thinner than an A4 pad of paper, incredibly light (quoted as 1.3KG although, again, this is pre-production so take that with a pinch of salt) and comes with a 13" LED backlit 16:9 screen. The rumor on battery life is about four hours, but at least it's removable so it can be swapped out on the go.

There are "260 bug fixes" to be ironed before the final production run in April for the model pictured below, but the basic look is set to remain.

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MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks CeBIT 09: MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks CeBIT 09: MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks

MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks CeBIT 09: MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks CeBIT 09: MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks

MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks CeBIT 09: MSI X320 and X340 super slim notebooks

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dire_wolf 5th March 2009, 13:26 Quote
But it's MSI, everything I've ever bought made by MSI has either caught fire (not kidding) or been a sub-par performer, I never buy them anymore
Denis_iii 5th March 2009, 14:04 Quote
didn't you get any pics of the black one? now thats a beauty
sjhujh 5th March 2009, 16:18 Quote
an X340 with the Core 2 Solo SU9600 CPU would be an awesome second computer... MSI seem to be putting a lot of effort into their laptops...
devdevil85 5th March 2009, 16:25 Quote
Will these make me look fat?
glaeken 5th March 2009, 16:25 Quote
I've never had a problem with MSI. That's one nice looking notebook.
Redbeaver 5th March 2009, 17:33 Quote
i'm grabbing one just for shits-n-giggles....
mikeuk2004 5th March 2009, 18:20 Quote
Looks nice, but how much is it going to cost?
HourBeforeDawn 5th March 2009, 22:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by dire_wolf
But it's MSI, everything I've ever bought made by MSI has either caught fire (not kidding) or been a sub-par performer, I never buy them anymore

wel by that remark would mean that a company doesnt improve or get better and if thats correct well wouldnt they have gone out of business by now then... I agree in the past MSI was very "ya no thanks I will pass" but they have dramatically improved their lines and starting to really become a decent face in the market place.

That laptop is sooo nice but I dont really need a full on laptop so Im holding out for the 10" EeePC with touch screen ^__^
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