First leaked at Computex 2012 in Taiwan, the newest MSI S20 convertible ultrabook model, called as MSI S20 0M-048US Slidebook has listed in major retailer and ready for order now in US market. Designed for business and professional users that need a portable multi touch laptop for work and a tablet for play in one device, MSI Slidebook S20 0M-048US ultrabook with third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge ULV platform is one of the good choice, especially if you are MSI fan.
MSI S20 0M-048US is not the most powerful 11.6 inch ultrabook for work and play, but this model still gives more than enough performance for day to day business tasks and light multimedia tasks. The Intel Core i5-3337U dual core processor which has a base clock rates at 1.8GHZ, 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM and support a Intel Turbo 2.0 Boost technology (up to 2.7GHZ) delivers more than enough power for play and work hard. Inside, the 128GB mSATA 3 Solid State Drive, Intel HM77 Express for Chipset and Microsoft Windows 8 Multi-language as the operating system ensures user will gets faster boot up time, smoother multitasking and more stable platform for business tasks.
The newest MSI S20 Slidebook ultrabook comes with an adjustable display and convertible sliding design, make it easy to transform the S20 laptop into a tablet mode. It comes with a white plastic for interior and a silver aluminum for casing. Measures 11.81 x 7.74 x 0.78 inches and weighs around at 2.2 pounds, fells light in your hand and easily to slip into your shoulder bag. This machine is thicker but lighter than Apple MacBook Air MD712LL/A ultrabook which has dimension in 11.8 x 7.56 x 0.11-0.68 x inches and weighing around at 2.3 pounds.
The integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine and a 11.6 inch Full High capacitive multi touch screen with 10-point touch capability offers bright, clear and more vivid color for 1080p video content and detailed resolution for light home editing video. For wider viewing angle, this laptop brings IPS technology and support a 1920 x 1080 native resolution. Built into bezel, there is a 720P HD Webcam and integrated with a microphone located on the front side for face to face video conference or self portraits.
On the right side, there are two USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm Headphone-out jack and HDMI port for HDTV connector. On the back side, you will find a rotation lock for a tablet mode, volume button (like a common tablet) and a 2-in-1 Media Card Reader slot, along with a RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN located on the left side. On the bottom side, a pair of stereo speakers that optimized by THX TruStudio PRO provides crisp, clear and loud audio. For power supply, the 3 Cells Lithium battery promises will gives around 4 hours and 30 minutes of battery life on single charge.
For fast and comfortable write email or business document, user can use the physically keyboard, but it lacks touchpad or tracking stick. Of course, as a premium laptop, MSI S20 0M-048US Slidebook also equipped with a full range of connectivity features, includes 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connection, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect into external Bluetooth mouse and Jackson Peak 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN for internet connection. According to MSI, this model also supports Microsoft DX11, OpenCL v1.1, and OpenGL 3.1 for smooth game experience.
Yeah, this is not the most powerful and affordable 11.6 inch convertible laptop on the market, but it still offers good portability and enough performance for daily use. So, what do you think? If you interested, MSI S20 0M-048US Slidebook 11.6 inch Convertible Ultrabook is now available with a starting price around at $999,99 with 1 Years Limited Warranty. Looking for cheaper convertible laptop with multi touch supports? Check Gigabyte U2142-CF2 11.6 inch convertible laptop with Intel Core i5-3317U dual core processor as the heart and priced only at $979.