MSI’s new bling

Wired has a good run down of the new MSI X340. They are calling it the MSI’s Macbook Air and for good reason. Take a look at the pics on Newegg. Now I haven’t gotten my hands on one of these just yet, but it looks rather compelling. It would seem that MSI fixed all of the shortcomings of the Apple Macbook Air, namely two USB ports plus built in Ethernet. Oh don’t forget the SD card, vga and hdmi slots. Oh and most importantly it comes in at half the price. I’d say the chief advantage the Air has is OSX, but I bet the X340 will run Linux pretty well.

Really if you are in the netbook market and are looking for something a little bigger (screen size is 13 inches) and looks good than this is the machine for you. I like a good looking machine. I don’t think you have to sacrifice style for price or size and the MSI proves that.

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2 Comments on “MSI’s new bling”

  1. Sam Sutter Says:

    I saw that – other than the batt life, it looks mad awesome!

  2. mrosedale Says:

    @Sam, To save a couple hundred I think I’ll survive on the battery life :-). No you are right that is a slight disappointment, also the lower chip processing power is slightly disappointing as well. Still at this price it is pretty compelling.


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