MSI hops on Fusion bandwagon with slim X370

— 11:07 AM on April 1, 2011

New laptops based on AMD's first wave of Fusion processors are still popping up. The latest one is the work of the folks at MSI, who put the AMD E-350 accelerated processing unit into a thin and light 13.4" notebook: the MSI X-Slim Series X370.

How thin and light are we talking? MSI quotes dimensions of 12.8" x 8.9" x 0.9" and a weight of 3.1 lbs, which is definitely pretty slender. The chassis is apparently going to play host to several different configurations, since MSI mentions the presence of DDR3 RAM, a choice of 320GB, 500GB, or 640GB hard drives, and either four- or eight-cell batteries. While we're on the topic of battery life, MSI says its Eco Engine allows the X370 to achieve run times of "up to 10 hours" per charge.

Users can also look forward to a pair of USB 2.0 ports with three times the normal maximum output power (for rapid charging of other devices), one HDMI port, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Basic is also listed, but as far as I'm aware, that OS is aimed at "emerging markets" and isn't available in the States or Canada.

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