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MSI XSlim X340 launched and priced




MSI Philippines officially launched the MSI XSlim X340 today, the thinnest notebook coming out of its XSeries line (or less often referred to as “the challenger to the Macbook Air”).

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This 13.4″ notebook has a 16:9 aspect ratio and is 6mm at it’s thinnest edge and 20mm at it’s thickest base yet managed to weigh just 1.3kg (2.87 lbs). From afar, you’d easily mistake this notebook as a Mac Air.

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MSI Product Manager Iris Chuang admitted that they chose an Intel ULV processor instead of an Atom to strike a balance between performance and battery life. The X340 runs on an Intel Core 2 Solo ULV SU3500 @ 1.4GHz. Official specs listed below:

MSI XSlim X340
Intel Core 2 Solo ULV SU3500 @ 1.4GHz
13.4″ TFT LCD (1366×768 pixels)
GMA 4500MDH
250GB/320GB/500GB SATA HDD
2GB DDR2 RAM
1.3MP webcam
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2-in-1 card reader
Bluetooth 2.0
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 D-Sub (VGA)
4 or 8 cell battery

There’s an optional WiMax 802.16e wireless module embedded into the system which is cool since we have  WiMax services already available in the country. 

MSI is also including an external DVD Super-Multi drive. The only worry here might be the pre-installed OS — MS Windows Vista Home Premium. It would be interesting to see how the lower-clocked 1.4GHz CULV fare against an Atom N280 1.66GHz if MSI is claiming they chose performance over battery life (5.5watts vs. 2 watts).

As earlier reported, the X340 will retail for Php49,999 when it comes out in stores.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. dan says:

    Nah, too much expensive for a non macbook. I’ll prefer standard notebooks than this one. It looks fragile to me

  2. dan says:

    didn’t realized im the first to comment!!!Wow, its totally my first to become first in abe’s blog.

  3. Chris says:

    wow ganda ng model.

  4. serialzs says:

    ganda nmn nito..kso mukhang fragile nga..anu kya material ginamit d2..kung aluminum alloy like Mac Air oki toh..

    @abe
    kelan daw ito lalabas d2 sa pinas? un wind u120 my built-in 3g sim ito kya meron din?

    -=[serialzs]=-

  5. Darren says:

    expensive!!! ULV cpu looks slow , XD

  6. Unknown Soldier says:

    @abe

    can i get the cp # of the girl on the left? she reminds me of my ex :P

  7. Miguel says:

    This would make an awesome Linux laptop, if everything is supported.

  8. Jay says:

    @dan

    whoa.. congratulations pepe.

    anyway.. this one makes a great Hackintosh, at least the parts came from a known PC manufacturer unlike some “Xing JONg Zhooo Whaaha” factory in China.

    PC: “another reason not to buy a MAC”
    MAC: “bag of hurt! get me my lawyer”

  9. charlestio says:

    ang sabi magnesium alloy ung bottom half nya, tapos ung gamit sa lid parang metallized composite (plastic?) nways, ang habol ko dyan ung gaan (13″ na screen tapos below 3 pounds? whoa.)

  10. dbasted says:

    I’ll wait for Aspire timeline nalang..looks better than this one.. see link http://www.acer.com.ph

  11. erikjames says:

    chakaness naman ng mga girl models na toh, wala na bang iba? katrina halili perhaps? hehehe! windows vista sucks okay… sa sobrang nipis nito, baka mai-hambalos ko ito sa inaanak ko. it looks not so durable. i will never buy this one. O-A!!! na masyado ung design niya.

  12. Nadalasa Design says:

    Mga sir,

    wag nyo na pangarapin na bumili ng ganitong laptop with ULV processor.(INTEL CORE 2 SOLO 1.4Ghz). Walang hiya ang bagal! Yung nabili kong Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T sobrang bagal! hinde sya pwede sa multi-tasking…nag open lang ako ng skype at isang web browser nag hung na…pati sa movie…humihinto hinto…

    sayang lang pera nyo…wag na kayo bumili…

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