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MSI X-Slim X400 and X600 get official

MSI X-Slim X400 and X600 get official

MSI has officially announced their X-Slim X400 and X600 CULV ultraportables, together with confirming that the 14-inch and 15-inch notebooks will land before the end of June.  The MSI X-Slim X400 weighs just 1.5kg while the larger X600 is 2.1kg; each notebook is less than 1-inch thick and have a 16:9 aspect LED-backlit display.

 

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MSI Wind U200 12-inch CULV ultraportable leaks

MSI Wind U200 12-inch CULV ultraportable leaks

Details of MSI's new 12-inch Wind U200 notebook have leaked, confirming that the ultraportable does indeed use Intel's CULV platform.  According to the source, the MSI Wind U200 has an Intel Celeron M ULV 723 1.20GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive.

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MSI X-Slim X340 reviewed: $899 bargain Air-alternative

MSI X-Slim X340 reviewed: $899 bargain Air-alternative

MSI's X-Slim X340 ultraportable may be all about the skinny glamor, but once you've succumbed to its slender charms you want a machine that can handle at least the minimum of mobile processing tasks.  According to LaptopMag's X340 review, as long as you're not looking to game or edit video, that shouldn't be too much of an issue: the 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo CULV chip may rack up only half the PCMark Vantage points as a ThinkPad X200, but it's good enough to run Vista, Office 2007, crank up tabs in Firefox or play 720p video.

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MSI X-Slim X320 13.4-inch Atom ultraportable unboxed

MSI X-Slim X320 13.4-inch Atom ultraportable unboxed

It's turning into something of an Atom unboxathon today, with MSI's X-Slim X320 following hot on the heels of ASUS' Eee PC 1008HA.  This time it's NewGadgets.de doing the honors, whipping the 13.4-inch WXGA notebook from its surprisingly classy packaging.

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Hannspree HANNSnote SN10E1 netbook: same old MSI Wind

Hannspree HANNSnote SN10E1 netbook: same old MSI Wind

Hannspree are hoping to catch up with the netbook crowd with their own model, the HANNSnote SN10E1.  A rebadged MSI Wind, the HANNSnote has the same old specs that have now etched themselves into our weary brains: Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 10-inch 1024 x 600 display.

 

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Compal, Mitac & more have CULV ultraportables planned for 2009

Compal, Mitac & more have CULV ultraportables planned for 2009

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.

MSI GX623 and GX633 gaming notebooks revealed

MSI GX623 and GX633 gaming notebooks revealed

MSI announced two new gaming notebooks today, the GX623 and the GX633. Both of these notebook PCs have 15.4-inch displays and are perfect for the gamer crowd and offer specs to suit the demands of the latest games on two price point and feature levels.

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MSI X-Slim X400 14-inch ultraportable launched

MSI X-Slim X400 14-inch ultraportable launched

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.

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MSI X-Slim X340 headed for price cut?

MSI X-Slim X340 headed for price cut?

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")

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MSI Wind Top AE1900 gets opened up

MSI Wind Top AE1900 gets opened up

Photos of an MSI Wind Top AE1900 all-in-one touchscreen nettop prototype have emerged, showing the PC devoid of its rear casing.  Of interest to anyone considering modding their nettop, the images show a somewhat untidy setup but a few areas that could be tackled.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

It's been a week of mobile device reviews, along with the Bluetooth accessories that go with them, here at SlashGear, with Samsung's Tocco Ultra S8300 and Instinct S30 showing up for playtime.  We also gave our opinion on the big news in Bluetooth headsets, in the shape of the Plantronics Voyager Pro and the Aliph Jawbone PRIME.  Finally, HTC's Touch Diamond2 flaunted itself in a video unboxing, while the Mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 3G got its review.

MSI X-Slim X340 cracked open

MSI X-Slim X340 cracked open

MSI's X-Slim X340 looked so shiny and new this morning when we spotted it on the company's website.  Now it's looking even slimmer, thanks to the folks at UMPC Fever and their unstoppable screwdriver.  They've broken down the Core 2 Solo ultraportable to see just what MSI could fit inside the MacBook Air-alike case.

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