Both Intel’s Haswell chips and Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 OS have been around long enough to become standard features for high-end and even mid-range computing machines, yet MSI’s S20 Slider 2 is anything but standard. Or boring.
Sure, convertible tablet/laptops are a dime a dozen nowadays, however I can count on one hand the gizmos that look better than or equally as sleek as this fellow. Tipping the scales at an almost unbelievable 1.16 kg, the 11.6-incher rocks a smooth and comfy slide-out keyboard and can be used in a number of angles and positions.
With 8 GB RAM support and a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 (aka Haswell) CPU, the S20 Slider 2 is no pushover from a raw performance standpoint either. Then again, there is one department where I’m afraid the hybrid may not quite achieve greatness: autonomy.
Especially as the 11.6-inch IPS panel sounds like a big power hog, boasting 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution. Wait, am I actually complaining this is a Full HD-toting compact beast? I must be out of my mind.
Ultimately, what I can still bitch about is the pricing of the no doubt top-shelf ensemble. $1,199? Newsflash, MSI, you’re not exactly a household name in the PC industry, so affordability could go a long way in boosting your brand awareness.