Slim and Windy - MSI @ Computex 2009 (Updated with Videos!)

Slim and Portable

Slim and Portable 

Here to get the X-Slim off to a great start, we saw and recorded this unusual performance from MSI:

Signaling perhaps a renewed focus on consumer products, MSI's notebook selections at its Computex booth were also greatly increased from previous years.

MSI's X-Slim series of notebooks has its detractors and fans alike but the company is going ahead with an entire range of X-Slim notebooks spanning many screen sizes and configurations.

The first X-Slim notebook to debut at CeBIT, the X340 may look the same but it's now using an Intel Penryn SFF ULV processor. The entire X-Slim series will be using such processors.

The X400 comes with a slightly different exterior. It's slightly larger at 14-inch but what's different are the varied color schemes and a special texture design for the notebook's surface. Specs-wise it's about the same as the X340, though heavier at around 1.52kg.

Last but not least, we have the 15.6-inch 16:9 X600, which ditches the integrated GMA 4500MHD on the X340 and X400 for an ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330. Importantly, MSI manages to keep it slim and very light for its class at around 2.1kg

With its dimensions, it was capable of squeezing in the numeric keypad.


The U123H has an Intel Atom N280 processor but what's really nice about it is its built-in 3.5G HSDPA module. Other specs are typical of netbooks, like its 10-inch screen and GMA 950 graphics. It weighs 1.2kg with a 3-cell battery.


The latest Wind netbook, the U200 is a different kind of beast despite looking like MSI's other netbooks. It is larger at 12-inch but more importantly, it has an Intel Penryn SFF ULV processor, integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics and up to 4GB of memory. To say the least, the specs are anything but a netbook. It's also much heavier at 1.4kg with battery. The U200H model will come with HSDPA module integrated.

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