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The Daily Slash: May 19th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 19th 2010

Today was the middle of the week, but it didn't really feel like it until about half-way through. At least it wasn't the beginning of the week again, right? Not yet, anyway. Welcome to tonight's edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, after the wake of the first keynote from Google's I/O, in the Best of R3, we've got a screenshot of the Motorola Cliq with a certain numbered update, and the Motorola i1 has finally launched. And then in the Dredge 'Net, LaCie has introduced a new net-connected RAID, MSI's revealed two new notebooks, and Foxconn's got a tablet that may actually rival another already on the market.

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MSI CX623 notebook aims directly at multimedia fans

MSI CX623 notebook aims directly at multimedia fans

Over the last few years, MSI has become a much bigger part of the notebook landscape here in America. This is largely due to the company's very successful netbook line that debuted years ago. MSI is announcing a new notebook today called the CX623 that is aimed at fans of multimedia.

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MSI Slatebook Windows 7 tablet at Computex; Tegra 2 M Pad still in development

MSI Slatebook Windows 7 tablet at Computex; Tegra 2 M Pad still in development

While the future of HP's Windows 7 slate apparently hangs in the balance, MSI are supposedly gung-ho about their own tablet running the Microsoft OS.  According to DigiTimes' sources, the company will bring the MSI Slatebook to Computex 2010 in early June.  Based, so "sources at notebook players" would have it, on Intel's Menlow Atom Z5xx processor range (not the newer Moorestown Z6xx chips), the Slatebook apparently has a 10-inch display and integrated WiFi and 3G.

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Courier is dead, long live Courier?

Courier is dead, long live Courier?

Ah, Courier, we hardly knew you. "We have no plans" Microsoft say "to build such a device at this time." Now, perhaps it's my tablet-addled, ever-hopeful mind, but that doesn't sound quite the same thing as "you won't see a Courier-style device." In fact, you could easily interpret it as a carefully worded workaround: we're not going to build a Microsoft Courier, the company says, but other firms might. After all, they've already mention that "its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings."

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MSI offers new 16-inch GE600 gaming notebook

MSI offers new 16-inch GE600 gaming notebook

MSI has pulled a new gaming notebook out of its bag of tricks called the GE600 that it says is the lightest 16-inch gaming rig it has ever offered. The machine is packed with some nice features that mobile gamers will like.

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ASUS Eee Pad launch at Computex; on market end of July 2010

ASUS Eee Pad launch at Computex; on market end of July 2010

Apple's iPad may have reached the market first, but ASUS and MSI are hot on their heels.  ASUS chairman Jerry Shen has confirmed that the ASUS Eee Pad, the company's Android-based tablet, will make its press debut at Computex 2010 in early June, with a commercial launch in Q3 2010 (more specifically, late July, at least according to component makers).  Meanwhile, MSI are also ramping up to launch their tablet, the M Pad, in Q3, though they're apparently watching to see response to the Eee Pad before deciding on precise shipments and marketing.

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MSI Wind U250 with dual-core CPU tipped incoming

MSI Wind U250 with dual-core CPU tipped incoming

Word of a new MSI netbook packing a dual-core processor has emerged, courtesy not of the company themselves but of their EnergyStar listing.  The MSI Wind U250 has a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo dual core K325 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive; while the specific GPU isn't mentioned, it will get 512MB of dedicated memory.

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MSI Wind12 U230-040 gets reviewed: decent performance but runtimes short

MSI Wind12 U230-040 gets reviewed: decent performance but runtimes short

MSI's Wind12 U230 range are described by the company as netbooks, but with 12.1-inch displays we'd say they slot more into the consumer ULV segment; either way, one of the newer models, the U230-040, has shown up for a review over at TestFreaks.  Based on a dual-core AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor, along with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, MSI reckon it's a step up from the regular Intel Atom based crowd.

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MSI debuts new Wind12 U230-033 and U230-040 notebooks

MSI debuts new Wind12 U230-033 and U230-040 notebooks

MSI pulled the cover off its Wind12 line of AMD powered ultraportables a few months ago. We saw the original U230 on video back in November of 2009. MSI has unveiled a couple new models for the Wind12 line called the U230-033 and the U230-040.

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MSI adds X-Slim X360 notebook to range

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.

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MSI U160 Goes the Official Route, Available Now

MSI U160 Goes the Official Route, Available Now

MSI Computers has officially announced the availability of their latest Wind model netbook, the U160. This particular model is actually the winner of the 2010 iF Product Design award, and the company is proud to finally bring the product to the consumers. They're also happy to be abandoning the far more traditional, and perhaps over-used, clamshell design of netbooks. They're going the route of a far more sophisticated look, and we have to say we like the aesthetics.

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MSI reveals new 890GXM-G65 mainboard with USB 3.0 and more

MSI reveals new 890GXM-G65 mainboard with USB 3.0 and more

MSI has been building mainboards and other computer hardware for a long time now. The company has unveiled its latest mainboard called the 890GXM-G65 today that is based on the new AMD 890GX chipset. The chipset is notable for the new features it supports.

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