It’s been a little while since we last heard about MSI’s Slider S20 convertible. We ended up getting hands-on session with the device at Computex 2012 back in June, and it was later tipped for an October release, but that obvious has yet to happen. However, the company just announced that we should be seeing the new Ultrabook sometime in Q1 2013.
The Slider S20 is essentially a chunky tablet of sorts, but it converts fully into a laptop for those wanting a physical keyboard combination. The device sports a 16:9 1920×1080 full HD 10-point touchscreen display, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage. It also packs Intel’s 3rd-generation Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor and integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics.
The Slider S20 weighs 2.2 lbs. and is less than 1-inch thick, great for lightweight on-the-go computing. There’s a Jackson Peak Wireless adapter, ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth capability, mini HDMI-out connector, and an integrated 720p HD webcam. It also has a 2.5-inch drive bay for additional storage.
The Slider S20 is set to be available in Q1 2013 for an MSRP of $1,199, which is a far cry from what we heard back in June with a possible $800 price tag. Either way, we should be seeing the new convertible laptop gracing the display stand at MSI’s booth during CES 2013 before it officially releases to the public.