MSI X-Slim Notebook Series Grows by Two

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-05-14 Print this article Print

MSI will be adding two new models to its X-Slim notebook series in the second quarter of the year, the 14-inch X400 and the 15-inch X600. In appearance, the light and thin notebooks resemble the Apple MacBook Air.

Taiwan-based computer maker MSI announced it will be adding two new laptops to its X-Slim series in the second quarter of 2009, a 14-inch X-Slim X400 and a 15-inch X-Slim X600.

Each very MacBook Air-like laptop is under an inch thick and features a 16:9 LED screen, full I/O ports and Blu-Ray support.

The X400 comes with a Li-poly battery and weighs in at 3.3 pounds, while the X600, which comes with a discrete graphics card for an optimized visual experience, weighs 4.6 pounds.

The two new additions to the MSI notebook lineup follow the X-Slim 320 and 340, and the Wind U123, which was on view at the CTIA Wireless 2009 event in early April, and is the first MSI model to offer a 3G solution and a TV tuner. Also inside is Intel's Atom 1.66GHz N280 processor.

The X400 is available with an optional 8-cell long-endurance battery, while the X600 will has the option of a similar 9-cell battery. Like the other X-Slim notebooks, both new offerings are compatible with external ODD drivers.  

Engadget reports that each also features a Core 2 Solo CULV processor, an HDMI jack, a hard disk up to 500 GB, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory and 2-in-1 card memory reader, and estimates starting prices between $699 and $1,100.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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