From one MSI ultraportable to another, and the company surprised with the announcement of a hitherto-unseen X-Slim notebooks at an Asia-Pacific launch recently. The MSI X-Slim X400 is a 14-inch variant of the X-Slim range, with the same slender chassis as the X340 and X600 but a screen size in-between those models.
The MSI X-Slim X320, first announced back at CES 2009 in January, may have just been priced by a Philippines shopping site. According to PC Corner, the MacBook Air-lookalike X320 will retail for PhP 39,999 ($831), with a 13.4-inch display, 1.98cm thick casing and up to 10hrs runtime from a single battery charge.
From one Air-a-like to another; MSI have announced the next in their X-Slim series of ultraportable notebooks. The MSI X-Slim X600 is the 15.6-inch big brother to the X-Slim X360 which we saw back at CES 2009 in January, complete with Intel's Centrino 2 platform, 16:9 widescreen display and a weight of around 2kg.
Back when the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA cleared the FCC in early April, what we didn't know was that the company's confidentiality agreement had hidden away the usual array of external and internal photos. That agreement is obviously up, however, as a flock of breakdown shots together with the "Seashell" netbook's user manual have appeared on the FCC site.
It looks like Intel's CULV wish may be coming true, as six whitebox manufacturers in Taiwan are apparently ramping up for production of ultraportable notebooks based on the platform. Industry sources have fingered Pegatron, Clevo, MSI, Compal, ECS and Mitac as all preparing 13- to 14-inch CULV notebooks, with the first shipments expected in June 2009.
CTIA was last week, and the SlashGear team brought you lots of great coverage from the event. While new devices were scarce, we got a closer look at some impressive phones and products from some of our favorite companies. We'll bring you up to speed on CTIA and other important news just in case you missed it.
We took a look at the MSI X-Slim X340 and compared it to the iPhone 3G and Lenovo ThinkPad X301 in terms of size. The MSI X-Slim X340 is an attractive laptop, and the planned sub $1000 price tag makes it even more so.
Acer's Timeline range of notebooks spans the gamut from 13.3-inch ULV ultraportable to 15.6-inch mainstream laptop, promising prolonged battery life with an affordable price tag. The company sent over their Aspire Timeline 3810T, a 13.3-inch 1.4GHz ULV machine with heady runtime estimates and an $899 sticker, for SlashGear to try out; check out the full review after the cut.