While MSI has been teasing its Wind U123 and X-Slim X320 / X340 laptops for a little while now, we've yet to see the full specifications for each rig laid out. Until now, of course. Over at CTIA in Vegas, the company is revealing all the dirty details about what makes these May-bound rigs tick, and we're pleased as punch to see a few unexpected inclusions. As for the 10.2-inch U123, you'll find a 1.66GHz Atom N280 CPU, integrated WWAN and even a built-in TV tuner. As for the X-Slim X340 (starting around $1,000), it's amongst the first to feature Intel's newfangled CULV platform, which sucks down one-sixth the power of a regular mobile CPU. The X320 (starting at $700) gets gifted with a less exciting 1.6GHz Atom Z530, but the optional 3G / WiMAX module definitely makes it altogether enticing for those scouting a continually connected ultraportable. Head on past the break for the full hardware breakdown.
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MSI outs full specs of X-Slim X320 / X340 and Wind U123
MSI US RELEASES FULL SPECS ON THE NEWEST WIND AND THE X ULTRA-SLIM SERIES NOTEBOOKS
New Wind offers options of the 3G/WiMAX solution, TV tuner, and EasyFace Security Identification Software
X340 feature the HD LCD and is among first notebooks to utilize Intel's CULV CPU
MSI Notebook will be on display during CTIA in Las Vegas at the Mobile Focus Event at Caesars Palace
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – April 1st, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to release the full specifications of the new Wind U123 and the X320 & X340 X-Slim Notebooks. The new Wind model is MSI's first to offer a 3G solution and a TV Tuner, and features the powerful new Intel® Atom™ 1.66 GHz N280 processor.
Like its award winning predecessors, the Wind U123 offers users an ergonomically designed keyboard and touch pad for comfortable typing and an enlarged 10.2" LCD display perfect for browsing without squinting. MSI also included EasyFace identification software to protect confidential data and for the first time is offering the Wind in blue and red in addition to the standard white and gray colored models.
The X-Slim series notebooks weigh just 2.8 lbs, but come loaded with the most storage space and the largest battery (4-Cell) in their class. The X340 is among the first notebooks to feature the new Intel® CULV CPU, which uses 1/6th the power of a regular mobile CPU, significantly increasing performance-per-watt over previous single-core processors. The notebook also features a HD 16:9 Theater Display LCD with 1366x768 resolution and a HDMI port for 1080P playback for under $1000.
Starting at just $700, MSI chose to outfit the X320 the new Intel® Atom® Z530 1.6GHz processor and an optional 3G/WiMAX solution for unmatched connectivity. In addition to its superb specifications and outstanding performance, the X-Slim Series notebooks' aesthetics place it in a class by itself. Its classic exterior and clean design are available in Silver, White and a stylish Black.
FULL SPECIFICATIONS BELOW
Both the new Wind U123 models and the X-Slim Series notebooks will be available in the US this May at www.msimobile.com and select e-tailers and retail outlets.