MSI has added another skinny notebook to its X-Slim series with the announcement of the 13-inch X360 model. This one makes use of an Intel Core i5 ultra low voltage CPU clocked at 1.06GHz alongside Intel’s HM55 graphics chipset.
Other features include Windows 7 Home Premium, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 13-inch screen at 1366×768 resolution, 250/320/500GB SATA hard drive options, HDMI and VGA out, two USB ports, card reader, Bluetooth, b/g/n wireless, and webcam with face identification software.
The machine measures just under an inch thick and weighs three pounds with the standard 4-cell battery. There’s an 8-cell battery available, too, which should provide up to 9 hours of battery life, although it’s unknown how much extra weight and girth it’d add.
No word on pricing or availability yet, either. I’d expect it to start at well under $1000, though—maybe around $700 to $800 or so for the base-level configuration.