MSI upgrades X-Slim X340 with magnesium shell, Core 2 Duo

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MSI has added yet another variant to its ultraportable X-Slim line, this time tweaking its X340 and rebranding it the X350. The X-Slim X350 moves from Intel's 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo processor to a Core 2 Duo unit and features a magnesium laser-etched shell as well as a chiclet keyboard.

Apart from those additions, the system seems largely unchanged. It still packs a 13.4" 1366x768 display, up to 2GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM, Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, a 320GB or 500GB HDD, an optional external DVD or Blu-ray drive, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and a two-in-one card reader.

Connectivity includes gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, optional Bluetooth, HDMI and VGA ports, one eSATA/USB combo and two USB 2.0 ports. The system offers the choice between a four or eight-cell battery, weighs about 1.5kg (3.3lbs) and measures just under an inch thick.

MSI hasn't specified when the X350 will ship or how much it will cost. In the meantime, if you're on the market for a similar system, you can read our complete review of the X340 here.

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