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MSI X-Slim X340 gets blasted: “cheap, nasty & tacky”

MSI X-Slim X340 gets blasted: “cheap, nasty & tacky”

If MSI thought they could rest easy on the back of a good review for their X-Slim X340 ultraportable, they've a disappointment coming today.  ZDNet Australia have been playing with the first Intel CULV notebook to the market, and they're really not impressed.  Ranking the MacBook Air-a-like a mere 5 out of 10, reviewer Craig Simms is most disappointed by the "cheap, nasty and tacky" keyboard.

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MSI GX723 gaming notebook gets better graphics

MSI GX723 gaming notebook gets better graphics

MSI launched their newest gaming notebook today called the GX723. This notebook is most definitely a desktop replacement, measuring in at 17-inches and featuring a serious 512MB GeForce GT 130M graphics chipset for great graphics that run smoothly.

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Hackint0sh netbooks seeing battery boost under OS X 10.5.7

Apple’s recently released 10.5.7 update for OS X seems to have backfired, with some MacBook users reporting sluggish performance and hardware issues, while owners of Hackint0sh netbooks have found their battery life much improved with the new software.  The change has led to suggestions that Apple is readying OS X for better power management on netbook-style hardware, such as might be used in a 10-inch Mac touchscreen tablet/UMPC.

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MSI Wind U200 launched: Video hands-on

MSI Wind U200 launched: Video hands-on

As expected, MSI have announced their Wind U200 netbook, based on Intel's Celeron ULV SFF 723 processor (now part of the Intel CULV line) with GMA 4500M graphics and a 12-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display.  Netbooknews.de stopped by the launch to shoot some photos and hands-on video, which you can see after the cut.

Video hands-on after the cut

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MSI X-Slim X400 and X600 get official

MSI X-Slim X400 and X600 get official

MSI has officially announced their X-Slim X400 and X600 CULV ultraportables, together with confirming that the 14-inch and 15-inch notebooks will land before the end of June.  The MSI X-Slim X400 weighs just 1.5kg while the larger X600 is 2.1kg; each notebook is less than 1-inch thick and have a 16:9 aspect LED-backlit display.

 

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MSI Wind U200 12-inch CULV ultraportable leaks

MSI Wind U200 12-inch CULV ultraportable leaks

Details of MSI's new 12-inch Wind U200 notebook have leaked, confirming that the ultraportable does indeed use Intel's CULV platform.  According to the source, the MSI Wind U200 has an Intel Celeron M ULV 723 1.20GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive.

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MSI X-Slim X340 reviewed: $899 bargain Air-alternative

MSI X-Slim X340 reviewed: $899 bargain Air-alternative

MSI's X-Slim X340 ultraportable may be all about the skinny glamor, but once you've succumbed to its slender charms you want a machine that can handle at least the minimum of mobile processing tasks.  According to LaptopMag's X340 review, as long as you're not looking to game or edit video, that shouldn't be too much of an issue: the 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo CULV chip may rack up only half the PCMark Vantage points as a ThinkPad X200, but it's good enough to run Vista, Office 2007, crank up tabs in Firefox or play 720p video.

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MSI X-Slim X320 13.4-inch Atom ultraportable unboxed

MSI X-Slim X320 13.4-inch Atom ultraportable unboxed

It's turning into something of an Atom unboxathon today, with MSI's X-Slim X320 following hot on the heels of ASUS' Eee PC 1008HA.  This time it's NewGadgets.de doing the honors, whipping the 13.4-inch WXGA notebook from its surprisingly classy packaging.

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Hannspree HANNSnote SN10E1 netbook: same old MSI Wind

Hannspree HANNSnote SN10E1 netbook: same old MSI Wind

Hannspree are hoping to catch up with the netbook crowd with their own model, the HANNSnote SN10E1.  A rebadged MSI Wind, the HANNSnote has the same old specs that have now etched themselves into our weary brains: Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 10-inch 1024 x 600 display.

 

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Compal, Mitac & more have CULV ultraportables planned for 2009

It looks like Intel’s CULV wish may be coming true, as six whitebox manufacturers in Taiwan are apparently ramping up for production of ultraportable notebooks based on the platform.  Industry sources have fingered Pegatron, Clevo, MSI, Compal, ECS and Mitac as all preparing 13- to 14-inch CULV notebooks, with the first shipments expected in June 2009.

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MSI GX623 and GX633 gaming notebooks revealed

MSI GX623 and GX633 gaming notebooks revealed

MSI announced two new gaming notebooks today, the GX623 and the GX633. Both of these notebook PCs have 15.4-inch displays and are perfect for the gamer crowd and offer specs to suit the demands of the latest games on two price point and feature levels.

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MSI X-Slim X400 14-inch ultraportable launched

MSI X-Slim X400 14-inch ultraportable launched

From one MSI ultraportable to another, and the company surprised with the announcement of a hitherto-unseen X-Slim notebooks at an Asia-Pacific launch recently.  The MSI X-Slim X400 is a 14-inch variant of the X-Slim range, with the same slender chassis as the X340 and X600 but a screen size in-between those models.

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