MSI Slimline X340 Inverness
MSI Slimline X340
MSI today announced the release of a notebook it claims to be thinner than a Macbook Air – the X340 Ultra-Slim.
MSI claims the extremely portable 13.4in package, which weighs in at only 1.3Kg, offers class leading technology. The company said that the X340 is the smallest fully-fledged notebook to feature a 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen – making it better for spreadsheets and also reducing the black bars at the top and bottom of your screen when playing back films.
However, while the X340 wins in the lightness stakes, it loses a lot of ground in the power department with its low-end Centrino Processor, though models featuring Core 2 Duo processors are said to be on the way.
At £859 including VAT, MSI is clearly aiming at professionals looking for increased mobility out of office, but without the high price tag associated with Apple’s MacBook Air.
The X340, has a conventional spindle-based hard drive offering a capacity of 320GB which should provide more than adequate space for even the most data intensive professions.
Battery life is always important, especially with devices geared towards mobility and to that end the X340 display features power saving LED backlighting tech.
Additionally, the X340 includes Ethernet and two USB ports, both of which are lacking on the Apple’s machine.
The X340 will be available from the beginning of June 2009 for £747 ex. VAT.
Author: Richard Goodwin