MSI adds X-Slim X360 notebook to range

Back at CES we played around with some of the new gear from MSI including the U160 and the X-Slim X620. The MSI U160 is finally shipping and MSI has added a new X-Slim model to its line called the X360.

The new X360 is a slim machine under an inch thick packing in an Intel Core i5-520UM processor along with the Intel HM55 chipset. The miserly processor promises performance and long battery life with a claimed nine hours of run time on the larger optional 8-cell battery. The Intel processor features Hyper-threading and Turbo Boost technology.

Graphics for the machine are via Intel HD and the 13-inch screen has a 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Storage is up to 500GB and the machine supports up to 4GB of RAM. The standard battery is a 4-cell unit and the machine has a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11n WiFi, and a memory card reader. HDMI out and VGA out are included along with other connectivity options. Pricing and availability for the X360 haven't been announced at this time.