CeBIT 2009 - Part 3

MSI's Booth - X-Slim Notebooks

MSI's Booth - X-Slim Notebooks

 MSI's Booth @ CeBIT 2009. As you can see, their new notebooks are a big highlight at the show...

 ...especially the highly awaited X-Slim series.

 Here's a closer look at two of them nicely forming an X. The X-Slim series will be available in three main models, the X320, X340 and the X340 Pro. All will be physically identical sporting a 13-inch WXGA screen (1366x768), come with a 4-cell battery and weigh 1.3kg. The difference would be that the X320 would be the more mobile version using the Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor, the newer Intel Poulsbo US15W chipset with GMA500 graphics and will have a 3.5G (HSDPA) radio embedded.

 The other two models, the X340 and X340 Pro would be using Intel's new Consumer ULV processors (Core 2 Solo architecture), the SU2700 (1.3GHz) and SU3500 (1.4GHz) respectively along with an Intel GS40 and GS45 chipsets respectively. MSI has made known that WiMAX is a possibility on them with these options made available when the respective target markets are ready with the infrastructure.

 Mind you that the X-Slim series are a serious contender to the Macbook Air with similar styling and slimness. These notebooks are 1.98cm at their thickest and just 0.6cm at their thinnest. These notebooks should hit stores around April timeframe.