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
The MSI Wind U123 also has the newer N280 1.66GHz processor and optional TV tuner, together with more casing colors and 2GB of RAM supported. Meanwhile the MSI X-Slim X320 has an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor and optional 3G/WiMAX, while the MSI X-Slim X340 steps up to an Intel CULV Core 2 Solo 1.3GHz SU3500 processor and 1080p-capable graphics with an HDMI output.
MSI also revealed that they were planning more size options for the X-Slim X340 range, including a bigger 15.6-inch model and a smaller 11.6-inch design. No release timescale for those units was given, but MSI confirmed that they will see a US launch.