German-language site NewGadgets.de got a hands-on with a preproduction X-Slim X340 from MSI (see our previous coverage here) and, although I don’t understand more than a few words of German, the video leaves some of the following impressions:
- Big touchpad, nice build quality, big keyboard
- Computer looks pretty light for a 13.4-inch machine – it’s supposedly about 3 pounds
- Wide, flat battery ought to distribute weight pretty well
- Windows Vista boots in about 45 seconds
We know that the X340 is supposed to be available in April and will apparently come in two configurations: one with an Intel Celeron M 725 processor for around $750 and one with a Core 2 Solo SU3500 CPU for closer to $1000. Other than that, we’ll have to play the waiting game.