MSI's Slider S20 Convertible Ultrabook to Launch in Q1 2013

MSI's Slider S20 Convertible Ultrabook to Launch in Q1 2013

First seen at Computex 2012, MSI's Slider S20 convertible Windows 8 Ultrabook will be making a featured reappearance at CES 2013 before its official launch in Q1 2013 at an SRP of US$1199.

With a somewhat similar form factor to that of Sony's Duo 11, another 11-inch sliding convertible Ultrabook, the S20 will boast an 11-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution multi-touch IPS display, an Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB of SSD storage and 8GB RAM. Connectivity is decent with two USB 3.0 ports, an RJ-45 ethernet port, and a mini HDMI port. The Slider S20's unique selling point is its ultralight chassis, weighing in at just 997g, making it by far the lightest Ultrabook we've seen to date (and about 300g lighter than the Duo 11). 

Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US said,

“Many users prefer the mobility of a tablet, but still need the processing power of an actual laptop computer. MSI’s S20 Ultrabook Convertible solves that problem by combining the best of both worlds, giving users the choice of using it as a tablet or as a laptop.”

Local availability and pricing has not been announced yet.

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