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MSI unveils the S12/S12T AMD Kabini-powered Windows 8 laptop

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The new ultralight laptop from MSI features AMD's Kabini APU with Radeon HD 8330/HD8210 graphics, Windows 8 and a 10-point multi-touch display.
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After a long stream of portables packing Intel processors, MSI finally announces a laptop powered by AMD's Kabini APU. According to the product news article on MSI's website, the new S12/S12T laptop "truly meets all the needs of multimedia entertainment and delivers best mobile computing ability to the market," also offering a unique design and "record-shattering performance".

Although extremely light at less than 2.87 pounds, the MSI S12/S12T offers plenty of features for its weight. These are its main specs:

  • Processor: AMD Kabini A4-5000/E1-2100 with Radeon HD 8330/HD 8210 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB/8 GB DDR3; 500 GB HDD, as well as optional 128 GB mSATA SSD
  • Display: 11.6-inch with 1,366X768 pixels, 10-point multi-touch for the S12T variant
  • Camera: HD webcam
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45 LAN, SD card reader, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, HDMI, D-Sub, HDMI
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Dimensions: 11.7X7.49X0.87-1.19 inches

MSI claims that the standard 3-cell battery that powers the S12/S12T portable can last up to 5 hours when performing office work and can also provide "over 4 hours HD video entertainment". Unfortunately, details on availability and pricing are yet to be known. For additional information please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-12- 2 (Update: 2013-12- 2)