MSI Intros New X-Slim Notebooks
MSI has announced the latest additions to its X-Slim notebook lineup: the 14-inch X400 and 15-inch X600; both will become available this quarter. The X-Slim series of notebooks are based on Intel’s Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) platform. The X400 and X600 are less than one inch thick, have LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen displays, and Blu-ray support. All screens options have a resolution of 1366×768.
The X400 weighs in at 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg), and the X600 comes in at 4.6 pounds (2.1 kg). The X400 comes with a 4-cell Li-poly (as opposed to the traditional Li-ion) battery; an 8-cell extended life battery is available. The X600 is available with a 9-cell extended life battery. All X-Slim notebooks use external optical drives.
Both the X400 and X600 feature Intel Core 2 Solo processors, HDMI, up to 500GB hard drives, and up to 4GB of RAM. A main difference between the X400 and the X600 is in the graphics department; the X400 has an integrated Intel X4500HD graphics card, while the X600 features an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330.