MSI Unveils Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible Ahead of CES 2013 Launch

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CES 2013 is right around the corner and every company is eagerly introducing new products to warm up their booths at what is the biggest North American electronics convention of the year. Among the more recent products announced is MSI’s Slide S20 Ultrabook convertible. Designed for travelling buisnessmen and students, the Slider S20 claims to be powerful, portable and versatile. The Slider S20 is unique in that it’s an Ultrabook slider, which combines the best of both tablets and notebooks by ditching the old clamshell notebook design in favor of a new design where the screen slides up and down in order to switch between tablet and notebook mode. Keyboard when you need it and touchscreen when you don’t.

“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.”

Just because the Slider S20 has a unique design however, doesn’t mean it’s light on the hardware though. Buried inside its slim, sub 1″ thick 2.2 lb chassis is an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR3 memory, 128GB of SSD storage and a 1920x1080p 10 point touchscreen. In terms of connectivity the Slider S20 will come packed with USB 3.0, Bluetooth, Ethernet, wireless B/G/N (Jackson Peak), and mini HDMI out for good measure.

The Slider S20 is expected to be available Q1 2013 and will retail for around $1,199,99. Full press release in the jump below.

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Press Release

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MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the Slider S20 Ultrabook Convertible, a clever blend of portability and performance featuring a slide out keyboard, Windows 8 and Intel® Core i5 processor.

The Slider S20 is the perfect companion for business travelers, students and all users seeking computing power without sacrificing portability and battery life. Equipped with state-of-the art components, including a16:9 1920×1080 full HD 10-point touch screen, 8GB of DDR3 memory and 128GB of SSD storage, the Slider S20 weighs 2.2 lbs. and is less than 1 inch thick for lightweight on-the-go computing.

“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.”

To perfectly complement its performance, MSI also designed the Slider S20 for easy connectivity, with a Jackson Peak Wireless adapter, Ethernet, 2 USB3 ports, Bluetooth capability, mini HDMI-out connector and an integrated 720P HD webcam. The Slider S20 will be available in Q1 2013 for $1,199.99 MSRP.

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