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MSI bargain PMPs hit Chinese shelves

MSI bargain PMPs hit Chinese shelves

When they're not making netbooks, MSI also have a neat line in PMPs for the Chinese market.  Five new models have surfaced, ranging from the super-budget to the MSI MV882A, shown here, with 720p HD support and up to 8GB of storage.  Still, even the top-end PMP still comes in under $75.

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MSI Wind unboxing video: True gadget lust

MSI Wind unboxing video: True gadget lust

With the rise in internet shopping, suffering the anticipation of waiting for a new gadget to be delivered can become simply too much for the average person.  Take, for example, this happy fellow and his brand new MSI Wind U123 netbook.

Unboxing video after the cut

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MSI Android netbook planned for Computex?

MSI Android netbook planned for Computex?

MSI are planning to demonstrate a netbook running Google's Android OS at Computex 2009, according to the Chinese-language paper Economic Daily News.  The company will apparently be using the event to sell the Android Wind reference design to PC vendors; the original MSI Wind netbook was a great success as a white-box product, rebadged by other companies.

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MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook to be available soon

MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook to be available soon

We first heard about the MSI X-Slim X340 earlier this year. We even got some hands-on time, to boot. But now, we finally have a better idea of when we can get our hands on this impressive machine for real, with an announcement from MSI today.

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MSI Wind U100 PLUS netbook: N280 & new colors

MSI Wind U100 PLUS netbook: N280 & new colors

MSI have announced an updated version of its Wind U100 netbook, complete with new color options and up to 7hrs battery life.  The MSI Wind U100 PLUS now comes in "Rose Champagne" and "Metallic Blue" (the original three colors are still available) and uses the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, but still has the 10-inch 1024 x 600 display of its predecessor.

 

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Netbook sales miss targets; ASUS taking CULV webcam risk

Netbook sales miss targets; ASUS taking CULV webcam risk

Netbooks may have been seen as the recession-proof answer to dwindling consumer electronics budgets, but failed sales goals suggest otherwise.  Acer, ASUS and MSI are all said to have missed their sales targets for the first three months of 2009, according to channel vendors, pushing two of the three companies to invest more heavily in CULV ultraportables.

MSI Wind Top AE1900 hits US for $529

MSI Wind Top AE1900 hits US for $529

MSI have finally announced US availability for their touchscreen nettop, the MSI Wind Top AE1900.  First spotted back in February, the Wind Top AE1900 has an 18.5-inch 16:9 aspect touchscreen, Intel Atom processor and up to 250GB of storage.

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MSI GX403 gaming notebook announced

MSI GX403 gaming notebook announced

The MSI GX403 gaming notebook was announced today, which updates the company's smallest device intended for gaming with a few significant changes. The notebook holds onto a 14-inch display but tacks on a speedy GeForce GT 130M graphics card for improved performance.

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MSI X-Slim X340 size-comparison with iPhone 3G, Lenovo X301

MSI X-Slim X340 size-comparison with iPhone 3G, Lenovo X301

We can't get enough of the MSI X-Slim X340 ultraportable here at SlashGear, and after catching up with MSI themselves at CTIA this week this is one notebook we're really looking forward to trying out.  You can see our video demo of the X340 here, but if you're wondering just how thin the latest X-Slim is, NewGadgets' photoshoot should prove educational.

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MSI X-Slim X340 gets hands-on, benchmarks

MSI X-Slim X340 gets hands-on, benchmarks

We grabbed some hands-on time with the MSI X-Slim X340 at MobileFocus, but LaptopMag's Mark Spoonauer is obviously far more persuasive (or light-fingered) than we are, as he got to take the slender ultraportable back to his hotel room for the night.  That gave him time to try out the Intel CULV notebook's media credentials, as well as run some preliminary benchmarks.

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MSI Wind U123, X-Slim X320 & X340 video demo

MSI Wind U123, X-Slim X320 & X340 video demo

After MSI confirmed the US specs for their Wind U123 netbook and larger X-Slim X320 and X340 ultraportables yesterday, we were keen to spend some hands-on time with the slick notebooks.  Of the selection, the MSI X-Slim X340 is undoubtedly our favorite, but there's plenty to recommend the others: how about 5.5hrs runtime from the 6-cell battery, or 8.5hrs from the 9-cell, on the Wind U123?

Video demo after the cut

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MSI Wind U123, X-Slim X320 & X340 US specs confirmed

MSI Wind U123, X-Slim X320 & X340 US specs confirmed

MSI have announced full specifications for their Wind U123 netbook and X-Slim X320 & X340 ultraportable notebooks.  As in Japan, the 10.2-inch U123 has the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, WWAN and a TV-tuner; meanwhile the X-Slim X320 has an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor and optional 3G/WiMAX.  The X-Slim X340 uses Intel's SU3500 CULV processor.

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