Tuesday, March 9th 2010

MSI Unveils the X-Slim X360 Notebook Featuring Intel Core i5 ULV Processor

MSI’s X-Slim X360, with the Intel Arrandale ULV processor, comes equipped with the Intel Core i5 processor with Intel’s Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology for excellent processing performance and up to 9 hours of battery life. Graced with MSI's exclusive stylish rhombic pattern, the X360 is the apex in slim computer technology.

The X360, the latest step in the evolution of MSI's beautiful X-Slim series of notebooks, comes with the Intel Arrandale ULV processor to provide outstanding performance with a longer-lasting, more environmentally friendly battery. The X360 comes with the Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology. The Intel HM55 chipset gives the X360 high-quality audio/video performance and 9 hours of ultra-long battery life.

MSI Notebook Marketing Director Sam Chern points out that the X360 features the standard ultra-thin body and feather pattern lines common with the rest of the X-Slim series. Weighing only 1.4kg and less than 1-inch thick, the X360 boasts MSI's own chic rhombic pattern and Color Film Print. The brilliant blending of the X360's rhombic and diamond designs underscore the X-Slim X360's distinctive style.

Quality audio/video & processing capabilities, 9hours of battery life*
The latest Intel Core i5 processor: The first ultra-slim notebook to utilize Intel's Arrandale ULV platform, the X-Slim X360 is equipped with the Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading technology, and Intel's HM55 chipset. The superior audio/video and processing performance enable the X360 to multitask, while ensuring smooth operation for the best performance anytime.

9 hours of battery life: In addition to quality audio/video performance and processing capabilities, MSI's exclusive ECO power-saving technology allows you to select from among five power management levels—Game, Film, Presentation, Word Processing, and Turbo Battery. In addition, Intel’s Turbo Boost technology automatically adjusts power levels to provide the amount of power needed for various applications, while allocating resources necessary for operations to give the X360 9-hours of battery life.
*Actual battery time will differ depending on settings and how the computer is used.

The ultimate in elegant technology
Feathered lines: MSI incorporates master craftsmanship, the Color Film Print and rhombic pattern add a touch of sophistication and style. Tipping the scales at a mere 1.4kg and less than 1-inch thin, the X360 is the ultimate blend of fashion and technology.

Stylish rhombic pattern: MSI's own rhombic pattern on the cover, the diamond pattern on the body, and MSI's exclusive Color Film Print highlight the X360's unparalleled good taste. What's more, the silver trim, chrome-plated power button, LED status indicators, and touchpad edges combine with MSI’s unique Chiclet keyboard to offer a stylish blend of sophistication, style, and minimalism.

Exclusive software make life easier
MSI EasyViewer: The X360 comes equipped with several of MSI’s exclusive software programs to make your laptop smarter and more user friendly. The unique EasyViewer utilizes a 3D image display which allows you to choose zoom in/out, full screen display, or auto play to preview images. Slide mode lets you edit photos, enlarging or reducing them, rotating them gradually or by 90 degrees. HDII image enhancement, intelligent white balance, and image sharpness can by employed to make images richer and enhance contrast and layering.

MSI EasyFace: The X360 comes with Easy Face, MSI’s own face identification software, to protect information on your laptop. Simply take several photos of yourself with the X360’s webcam and register them in your laptop, then you can use Easyface Autolocker and Easyface Logon. The easy-to-use, high-end biometric identification system is the best safeguard for personal information on your laptop.
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8 Comments on MSI Unveils the X-Slim X360 Notebook Featuring Intel Core i5 ULV Processor

#1
Necrofire
Hmm, 35W TDP cpu, with a 3.5W TDP chipset.
This sounds like the opposite of your standard Atom setup.

The following numbers are all guestimated:
50Wh 6-cell battery
to get that 9 hours, the whole entire system would have to use less than 5.5W.
Given the LCD will be a watt or 2, the cpu and chipset would have to go into very very low power mode.

Since the base model will have a 4-cell, possibly 35Wh, I wanna know what magic they are working that gets them 9 hours.
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#2
Completely Bonkers
Arrandale ULV is supposed to be around 11-18W, including the chipset/IGP.

"X360"? Cant they think of something more original than a console number?
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#3
n-ster
by: Completely Bonkers
Arrandale ULV is supposed to be around 11-18W, including the chipset/IGP.

"X360"? Cant they think of something more original than a console number?
Yea I heard 18W including chipset
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#4
Baum
intel igp :shadedshu
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#5
n-ster
by: Baum
intel igp :shadedshu
for people who need basic stuff it is much more than enough!
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#6
lemonadesoda
If cooliris works fine on IGP, then it is enough power for anyone but a gamer. And IMO you shouldnt be using a ULV laptop for gaming!

(Atom on intel chipset runs cooliris in chrome just fine. Or lets say, it works smoothly, but CPU utilisation canna take ne more, captain!)

by: Completely Bonkers
Arrandale ULV is supposed to be around 11-18W, including the chipset/IGP.
by: n-ster
Yea I heard 18W including chipset
18W for LV Arrandale
11W for ULV Arrandale
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#7
n-ster
by: lemonadesoda
If cooliris works fine on IGP, then it is enough power for anyone but a gamer. And IMO you shouldnt be using a ULV laptop for gaming!

(Atom on intel chipset runs cooliris in chrome just fine. Or lets say, it works smoothly, but CPU utilisation canna take ne more, captain!)



18W for LV Arrandale
11W for ULV Arrandale
Thanks for clearing that up for me... :p

So how much are these going to cost?
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#8
JayliN
by: Completely Bonkers
Arrandale ULV is supposed to be around 11-18W, including the chipset/IGP.

"X360"? Cant they think of something more original than a console number?
X360 makes sense, considering this is the latest generation of their 13" x-slim series (x320,x340,x350, and now this)

I just bought the x340 which is capable of 9hrs battery life on turbo battery mode (cpu locked at 800mhz max, brightness 0 percent) and I love it. Its the size of a macbook air and weighs less.
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