MSI prompted some consternation last month, when official listings for its X-Slim X340 ultraportable appeared with a $1,099.99 price-tag. That might seem vaguely reasonable for a super-skinny 13.4-inch notebook, but considering MSI had been bellowing beforehand about a sub-$1k sticker there were some understandably disappointed would-be buyers. Now, the listings have changed - the X340 is still not in stock, but its price has flipped to TBD ("To Be Determined")
Perhaps it's just wishful thinking, but that could indicate that MSI have listened to public opinion and decided to reduce the price of the X-Slim X340. An obvious figure would be $999.99 - anything above $1,000 and they may as well not bother.
The MSI X-Slim X340 runs a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 CULV processor, with 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n. Graphics are courtesy of Intel's GMA 4500MDH chipset, and the display runs at WXGA 1366 x 768 resolution. What the company is really counting on, though, is the dimensions: just 0.24-inches thick at its thinnest point. Check out our hands-on video here.