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MSI MT-V660 PMP looks to Zune HD for design inspiration

MSI MT-V660 PMP looks to Zune HD for design inspiration

We're not wanting to point fingers here, but we couldn't help but notice some striking design similarities between the new MSI MT-V660 PMP and Microsoft's Zune HD; still, given the number of iPod copycats we've seen over the years, having your industrial design "borrowed" is now practically a sign that you've arrived.  Appearance aside, the MT-V660 gets a 3.2-inch display, TV output and a reasonably broad range of codec support thanks to the Rockchip RK2806 chipset.

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MSI X-Slim X350 and X600 Pro: Core 2 Duo and optional WiMAX

MSI X-Slim X350 and X600 Pro: Core 2 Duo and optional WiMAX

MSI have announced two new models in the X-Slim range of waifish ultraportables.  The MSI X-Slim X350 and X-Slim X600 Pro pack 13.4-inch and 15.6-inch LCD LED-backlit displays respectively, along with Intel Core 2 Duo processors and HDMI outputs.  The X600 Pro also squeezes in ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 graphics (the X350 makes do with Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics) and gets optional WiMAX and twice the RAM: up to 4GB compared to the smaller model's 2GB maximum.

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MSI, ASUS, Acer and Lenovo prepping Atom N450 netbooks for January 11th

MSI, ASUS, Acer and Lenovo prepping Atom N450 netbooks for January 11th

MSI's rumored plans to corner the Pine Trail netbook market this month look to have been put on hold, with the company named as one of four firms - the others being ASUS, Acer and Lenovo - set to launch Atom N450 based models on January 11th.  The new timescale apparently complies with Intel's launch schedule, with the N450 set to officially debut on January 10th, ahead of the Atom N470 processor's arrival in March 2010.

MSI X-Slim X430 packs Athlon Neo X2 CPU, skinny frame

MSI X-Slim X430 packs Athlon Neo X2 CPU, skinny frame

MSI have outed their latest X-Slim ultraportable, and they've slipped in an AMD processor rather than the usual Intel fare.  The MSI X-Slim X430 gets AMD's Athlon Neo X2 CPU and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 GPU, together with 2GB of memory, a 14-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 display and choice of 320GB or 500GB hard-drives.  In keeping with the X-Slim range's skinny ethos, it measures 24.5mm thick.

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