I was invited to the MSI X-Slim X340 launch event at Vivocity yesterday. The organizer of the event was giving away a brand new MSI X340 and there was probably 50 people at the Serenity Restaurant, Vivocity. The lucky draw was the main reason I went. The X340 looks very much like the MacBook Air but at less than half the price!
MSI X340 Review
There many MSI X340 reviews already and you can find them with Google and read all about the pro and con.
- MSI’s MacBook Air Killer Is a Real Gas
- MSI X340 (silver)
- MSI X340 Review: The Unemployed Man’s MacBook Air
Even Engadget has featured several articles on this gorgeous looking machine. So I would not say much on the MSI X340 except… I want it.
The MSI X340 Launch
So let’s talk about the X340 launch event organised by Corbell Technology.
I think the organizer should not have let me waited nearly an hour before they started making the presentation. People were already getting bored and doing their own things. I think we all came for the lucky draw and really want to get over with it…
Who Else Wanted The X-Slim X340? Black or White?
The X-Slim X340 is really a desirable machine and I really like the white one… it is sexy but pricey at $1,599.
I was telling myself that if the X340 were to cost S$1,200 inclusive of a external DVD writer then I will go make some money to get one.
Indeed, when I was researching to write this blog post, I discovered e-retailer in the US is already selling it for US$799. This is about S$1,200 and at this price I believe it can attract high-end netbook consumers – especially the ladies.
Yes, I will wait for a couple months for the price to drop and then get one so that I can carry it around – not worrying about the weight and battery life.
And did I tell you that the LED display looks really good?
[Updated on 2 Jul 2009] The official list price of X340 is now $1,388 so the street price is even lower now. I am really tempted to pull out my credit card….