MSI Slidebook S20 Sliding Ultrabook Up for Pre-Order

The convertible device is as much a tablet as it is an ultrabook

Normally, we would immediately dub the MSI Slidebook S20 a tablet with a sliding keyboard, but the hardware specifications are closer to those of a notebook than a slate.

A 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 central processing unit (CPU) is backed up by 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a solid-state drive of 128 GB.

The chip has its own integrated GPU and transmits data to an 11.6-inch full HD LCD (1920 x 1080 pixels).

Given the thin form factor and the arguable elegance of the design, the price of $1,099 is almost justified. Almost.

Ultrabooks are supposed to cost a lot less, and it is doubtful that the different form factor can justify the price difference between the $750 / 750 Euro sweet spot and this one.

Still, that is what the slidebook costs on ExcaliberPC, and it is doubtful that the sum will go any lower when shipments begin (only pre-orders are being accepted right now).

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