We all want a MacBook Air, but unless you're a moat-owning, duck island-building, expense-finagling MP, you're probably better off with a stylish MSI X340.
Breaking news! We interrupt our regular schedule of netbook coverage to bring you word of two new laptops from MSI. Yes, laptops. Remember those?
MSI's superslim X340 offers the slick look of a MacBook Air or Dell Adamo, but cast in plastic for about half the price.
In a vacuum, the Lexmark X342n looks like a decent all-in-one monochrome laser printer for a small office environment, but ultimately, it loses out to the Dell 1815dn in terms of features and speed.
Advanced Micro Devices will challenge Intel on the small laptop front with processors that vie with the Atom chip in Netbook-class designs. And AMD may trump Intel with extra integrated circuitry to boost graphics performance.
What's between a Netbook and a full-size laptop? A whole bunch of options, and Intel's new processors are among them.
Leaked photos suggest that Toshiba might be ready to show off a very Adamo-like high-end laptop of their own.
If you're in the market for an affordable thin-and-light, the Asus UL30A-A1 provides great value and a solid Core 2 Duo CULV processor in an attractive package.
Intel's CPU monkeys have been working overtime recently, coming up with a new range of dual-core processors designed to give super-skinny, lightweight laptops some extra grunt
MSI's update to the X340 beefs up the battery and includes an external optical drive in the box.