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By Rachel Cericola
January 26, 2013
When it comes to electronics, having a split personality is a good thing—very good in the case of the latest MSI portable.
MSI Computer Corp. just introduced the Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible, a device that can be both an ultrabook and a tablet. Basically, it can adapt to whatever mood you’re in and however you want that device to travel.
Yes, the form factor is super-cool, but this slim device isn’t just about looks. Inside, it’s got the power of Windows 8 and an Intel Core i5 processor. Other features include a full 1920-by-1080 HD screen with 10-point touch features, as well as 8GB of DDR3 memory, and 128GB of SSD storage.
At less than 1-inch thick and weighing in at a mere 2.2 pounds, the Slider S20 also has a Jackson Peak Wireless adapter, Ethernet connectivity, two USB 3.9 ports, Bluetooth support, a mini HDMI-out connector, and an integrated 720p HD webcam.
“Many users prefer the mobility of a tablet, but still need the processing power of an actual laptop computer,” says Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. “MSI’s S20 Ultrabook Convertible solves that problem by combining the best of both worlds, giving users the choice of using it as a tablet or as a laptop.”
MSI Computer Corp. says that the Slider S20 will be available sometime in the first quarter of 2013. That may be a bit vague, but the company has no problem nailing down the price. Expect to see it selling with an MSRP of $1,199.99.