It's hard to say if our harmless threats influenced the MSRP here, but either way, we'll take it. MSI has finally (finally!) come clean with a set price on its succulent X-Slim X340, and while we heard through the grapevine awhile back that it would ship here for under a grand, we definitely had our doubts. Starting today, eager consumers can order one for the low, low price of $899.99, which buys you an Intel ULV SU3500 processor, Vista Home Premium, a 13.4-inch 1,366 x 768 resolution display, GMA 4500MHD graphics and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. There's also a 320GB hard drive, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, 4-cell battery (an 8-cell is optional), 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, twin USB 2.0 sockets, VGA / HDMI outputs and an SD / MMC card reader. The 0.78-inches thick machine is shipping today in the US of A from a bevy of e-tailers, and you can peek the full release just after the break.

Update: Looks like some e-tailers even have it at $799. Nice!
MSI US ANNOUNCES AVAILABILTY OF THE ULTRA-SLIM X-340

The X340 features an HD LCD, Intel's new CULV CPU, and a 320 GB HDD

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – May 26, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce the availability of the ultra-slim 13.4" MSI X340 Notebook. The X340 notebook weighs just 2.86 pounds, is only .78 inches thick at it's widest point, and is now available for only $899.99. It is the first notebook to feature the new Intel® ULV CPU, which uses 1/6th the power of a regular mobile CPU. The X340 also offers users an HD 1366x768 resolution LCD and an HDMI input for high definition video playback.
"We are excited to bring such a thin yet powerful notebook to market," said Andy Tung Vice President of Sales, MSI US. "The X340 truly is the optimal convergence of mobility, form, and functionality.

In addition to its biggest in class hard drive and outstanding performance, the X-340 notebook's aesthetics are second to none. Its sleek exterior and the clean design is available in sleek Silver and stylish Black at Amazon.com, Newegg.com, Buy.com, Zipzoomfly.com, JR.com, and Excaliberpc.com.

MSI also offers customers a 3-year limited warranty with the X340 and extended customer services hours at 1-888-447-6564.

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About Micro Star International Co., Ltd.

Established in 1986 and headquartered in Taipei Taiwan, Micro Star International Co., Ltd. (MSI) strives to design and manufacture superior technology and innovative products, while offering outstanding customer service. The MSI portfolio includes Notebook Computers, Mainboards, Graphics Cards, Desktop Computers and Wireless Communication Products. MSI develops all its product lines with the goals of promoting and empowering the environmental protection movement. To learn more about MSI's complete offering please visit http://www.msicomputer.com.


About MSI Notebook

Based in City of Industry California, MSI Notebook manufactures and sells a wide array of mobile computing products that includes Gaming Notebooks, Ultra Portables, The Essential Series, The Professional Series and MSI's award winning line of Wind Netbooks. Each product line is designed with the latest technology to meet a specific set of needs for the various classifications of mobile users. To learn more about MSI Notebook's complete offering please visit http://www.msimobile.com.

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MSI's X-Slim X340 now shipping in US for $899.99