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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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MSI X-Slim X340 listed, price creeps to $1,099.99

MSI X-Slim X340 listed, price creeps to $1,099.99

MSI have officially listed their X-Slim X340, complete with pricing, and it's something of a disappointment to anybody lured in by the company's promise of a sub-$1,000 sticker.  Both the MSI X-Slim X340-021US (in black) and the MSI X-Slim X340-023US (in white) start at $1,099.99, with Core 2 Solo 1.4GHz SU3500 CULV processors, 13.4-inch 1366 x 768 displays and 2GB of DDR2 memory.

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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

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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