Windows 8 has received a lukewarm reception by the masses thus far, with many are blaming its frosty reception on lackluster hardware that has not been optimized for Microsoft’s touch friendly OS. Fortunately companies like MSI are trying to reverse this, and their latest Ultrabook, the S20 Slider, might just help many see the potential of the new OS.
The S20 Slider Ultrabook will feature state-of-the-art components including a 16:9 1920×1080 full HD 10 point touch screen, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and a Intel Core i5 processor. To top it off the Slider weighs just 2.2lbs and is less then 1-inch thick. This means that the Slider is incredibly portable, and would be perfect for computing on the go. Users will also find a lots of connectivity options including wireless 802.11a/b/g/n adapter, a Ethernet port, 2 USB3 ports, Bluetooth capability, a mini HDMI-out connector and an integrated 720P HD webcam.
As you could probably have guessed from its name, the Slider S20 Ultrabook houses a slide-out keyboard which enables it to convert from a ultrabook to a tablet in the blink of an eye. This set up will give users the best of both worlds. A full blown computer when they need to get serious work done, and a tablet for ease of use, and media consumption. “Many users prefer the mobility of a tablet, but still need the processing power of an actual laptop computer,” said 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.”
The MSI S20 Slider will make its debut at CES 2013 and will be available for purchase in Q1 of 2013 for $1199.99. Feel free to visit MSI’s website for more information about the S20.
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