MSI X340 ultraportable now available in the US for $799

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Looks like MSI is the first out of the gate to ship an ultraportable with Intel’s new CULV chipset here in the US. The X340 is now up for sale for $799 at Newegg, Amazon, Buy.com, and elsewhere.

The machine features an ultralow voltage Intel Core Solo SU3500 CPU, 13.4-inch LCD at 1366×768, 320GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM, and Vista Home Premium. The X340 is less than an inch thick — .24 inches at its thinnest and .79 inches at its thickest — and weighs only 2.86 pounds, for what MSI calls “the world’s thinnest and slimmest 13-inch notebook.”

Yum. I want. Other features include HDMI out, draft-N Wi-Fi, built-in webcam, card reader, and three USB ports. Consider this machine if you’re looking for more than a netbook but not quite a full-fledged notebook (see more coverage here).

Full press release:

MSI US ANNOUNCES AVAILABILTY OF THE ULTRA-SLIM X340

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 1366×768 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.

[via jkOnTheRun]

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