The MSI S20 is finally available in the US. The MSI S20 0M-048US is basically a convertible Ultrabook with a sliding form-factor. It features a nice 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen display at 1920×1080. It’s powered by the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor with an integrated Intel HD 4000 for its graphics. Check out more details below and where you can get one.
The MSI S20, despite not being powered by the latest Intel Haswell processor, is still a great convertible slide-type Ultrabook. It is powered by an Intel Core i5-3337U processor with Intel HD4000 integrated graphics, paired with 8GB of DDR3 at 1600MHz. It will be running on Windows 8, and most probably it’s a 64-bit version to take advantage of the 8GB memory.
The 11.6-inch display of the MSI S20 is a Full HD IPS display at 1920×1080. Not only that it has a great display and viewing angle, but it also features a highly responsive 10-point touchscreen function for smooth and easy finger operation.
The MSI S20 has a 128GB SSD storage contributing to the fast boot-up time, wake up time, and the responsive system as a whole. It also has some basic connectivity options such as USB 3.0, one mini HDMI and a Gigabit LAN port. Good thing there’s no USB 2.0 anymore, instead, they put two USB 3.0 ports.
Despite its small and slim size, the MSI S20 is built with high fidelity speakers featuring THX TruStudio for a clearer, wider range, superior and high-quality sound. It also has a 720p webcam for video calls or video chatting.
MSI S20 Specifications
Operating System: Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-3337U 1.8 GHz Processor (3 MB Cache) Chipset: Intel HM70/HM77 Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 Display: 11.6 Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlight, IPS LCD Storage: 128GB SSD mSATA Keyboard: 87 keys Audio: THX TruStudio PRO Webcam: HD Webcam (30fps@720p) Card Reader: 2 in 1 (SD/MMC) Connectivity: Gigabite LAN, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, mini HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Mic-in/Headphone-out AC Adapter: 40W (19V, 2.1A) Battery: 3 Cell Dimension: 302.6mm(W) x 196.1mm(D) x 19.8mm(H) Weight: 1.16kg with mSATA SSD
Price and Where to Buy
The MSI S20 0M-048US price is only $999.99 and comes with free shipping. It’s already available and you can order one now and get the best deal here.
Meanwhile, Toshiba also has its own Convertible slider-type Ultrabook, the Toshiba Satellite U925T-S2120. It’s a 12.5-inch Ultrabook, also powered by the same Intel Core i5-3337U processor. Basically, it has similar specifications compared to the MSI S20 (more or less) but it is cheaper. Check it out here.