MSI X-Slim X370 packs dual-core CPU and discrete graphics

Taiwan’s MSI has added another notebook to its X-Slim series of ultraportables, the X370. Weighing in at just over 3 pounds, the X370 features AMD’s power-sipping dual-core E-350 processor running at 1.6 GHz (or a E240, if you’re on a budget), along with a 13.4-inch 1,366 by 768-pixel LED backlit display driven by AMD Radeon HD 6310 discrete graphics. That may not make the X370 a serious contender at LAN parties, but it’s more graphics oomph than most ultraportables pack, and MSI says the system will still manage 10 hours of battery life thanks to a total processor power draw of just 18 watts.

MSI X-Slim X370 ultraportable

The X370 will be available with a hard drive ranging from 320 to 640 GB, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, a 4-in-1 media card reader, gigabit Ethernet, plus 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR wireless networking. The X370 won’t offer a USB 3.0 port, but there are two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output for pushing content to a big screen, and a VGA output for hooking up monitors, projectors, and other displays. The X370 will ship with a four-cell battery, but an 8-cell version wil be available too.

MSI hasn’t revealed pricing or availability information for the X370, but expect to see it soon at MSI’s usual retail and ecommerce partners.