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MSI X460 ultraslim notebooks now available

New series available in three initial models with Sandy Bridge CPUs and dual USB 3.0 ports standard

MSI has been on a roll with new laptop releases this year, but the company’s latest addition is one of the thinnest at exactly 1-inch thick.

Originally announced early last month, the X460 lineup of ultrathin 14-inch notebooks is now available online. Three models currently make up the series, the X460-004, X460-006 and X460DX-008, all with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs. Each notebook shares the same metallic black chassis with a listed battery life of up to 8 hours from a 6-cell module.

The X460DX-008 is the low-end model, sporting an Intel Core i3-2310M with 4GB RAM, discrete GeForce GT 540M GPU with Optimus, 500GB HDD at 7200rpm, card reader, 1.3MP webcam, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, VGA and HDMI.

The X460-006 is the next step up, offering a Core i5-2410M CPU with 6GB RAM. Otherwise, this model includes all the same connectivity and graphics options as the X460DX-008.

Lastly, the X460-004 includes the powerful Core i7-2630QM CPU with 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD and Intel WiDi functionality. Its GPU, however, has been  downgraded to an integrated Intel HD 3000. All connectivity options are similar to the X460DX-008.

MSI released a thinner and smaller notebook earlier in the year, albeit with much weaker specs.

The MSI X460DX-008, X460-006 and X460-004 can be had for $799, $899 and $1199, respectively. Check out the official product page for each notebook here.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-08-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)