MSI launches the S20 Slider 2 convertible

The S20 Slider 2 features Haswell processor and Windows 8, also taking full advantage of the keyboard and sliding cover design.
Codrut Nistor,

MSI has just revealed the S20 Slider 2 convertible, a portable that "eliminates the limitations most people feel when they use tablets" and "incorporates the thin elegant design and full HD resolution of an ultrabook along with the smooth touch control, multi-angle view screen of a tablet." 

The MSI S20 Slider 2 features a keyboard and sliding cover, as well as a long-life embedded battery that provides enough power to the Haswell processor and the 11.6-inch display. These are the detailed specs of the new convertible from MSI:

  • Processor: 4th generation Haswell Core i5 with integrated HD 4600 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: up to 8 GB DDR3-1333; 128 GB mSATA SSD
  • Display: 11.6-inch Full HD IPS with 10 point multi-touch
  • Camera: HD webcam
  • Connectivity: mini HDMI, 2XUSB 3.0, RJ45 LAN, Intel WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1
  • Battery: embedded 3-cell 3,800 mAh
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.56 pounds; 11.81X7.74X0.78 inches

While the Slider 2 features a keyboard with 87 keys it does not offer a touchpad, but the multi-touch display or a mouse connected via one of the USB 3.0 ports should be enough for most users. The convertible is rumored to cost around $1,200 but MSI did not provide any pricing and availability information yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-12-11 (Update: 2013-12-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.