MSI launches super skinny X320 laptop in UK

We first caught sight of MSI's super thin X320 laptop at CES, and now the company has confirmed us Brits will be able to get our grubby mitts on it wi

We first caught sight of MSI's super thin X320 laptop at CES, and now the company has confirmed us Brits will be able to get our grubby mitts on it within the next month or so.

Taking on the MacBook Air in the skinny stakes, the X320 is a tiny 6mm at its thinnest and 19.8mm at its thickest - that's under an inch for the imperial measurers among you.

Although the X320 packs an Atom processor usually seen in netbooks, that's where its netbook similarities end. You'll get a 250GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM, a 13.4-inch display and Windows Vista.

You can also expect three USB ports (compared to just one on the Air), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but you do sacrifice an optical drive to keep the thickness down.

It's thought the X320 will launch in June with a price tag of £659 – nearly half the cost of Apple's MacBook Air, making it quite an attractive alternative for the style conscious watching their pennies.

As well as the X320, MSI also took the chance to confirm the similarly skinny but slightly more suped up X340 laptop for the UK at a price of £859, as well as the Wind Top AE1900 All-in-One PC, complete with touch panel.

We'll keep you updated, but in the meantime check out what we thought to MSI's most recent offering, the GT725 gaming laptop.