MSI was the 4th computer manufacturer to unveil a Windows 8 tablet at Computex in Taiwan this week.
Called the MSI Slider S20 Ultrabook, this is a laptop and tablet hybrid in what MSI brands their new generation Ultra Laptop Series. The platinum trimmed Slider S20 can be used as a notebook or collapsed into a tablet. So the screen does not disconnect like some other Windows 8 tablets recently unveiled.
[UPDATED: This little rocket have now been released]
Despite MSI’s claims that the Intel processor is power-conserving and the Ultra Laptop series having a Turbo Battery+ hotkey to shut off idle devices, battery life is only expected to last 8 hours, which is not setting any new any records.
To be released sometimes after Windows 8 is released, here is what else is known about this ultrabook:
MSI Slider S20 specs
Weight: 1300 gram. Not much for a laptop, a lot for a tablet, even if it has a 11.6 inch (1366×768) display. It is only 2cm thik however.
Display: 11.6-inch (1366×768) 10-point touch display.
Processor: Third generation Intel Ivy Bridge, Chief River CULV.
RAM: Up to 4GB of DDR3.
Storage: Up to 64GB SSD or 500 HDD.
I/O ports and other features: A HDMI slot, two USB 3.0 ports (with 4.8Gbps transfer speeds), Bluetooth 4.0 (24Mbps transfer speeds), a 2-in-1 card reader, LAN, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.