The machine’s 11.6-inch touchscreen slides down over the top of its keyboard for use as a tablet, or slides up into a tilted position for typing. According to SlashGear, “The keyboard that’s then exposed is a little on the small side, and might be too close to the bottom edge of the display for some, but it’s usable and the whole thing is a lot more portable than some laptops-that-turn-into-tablets we’ve seen of late.”
The S20 on display at Computex was a preproduction model that’ll get tweaked before now and the time it launches, but PCMag says “expect to see this MSI ultrabook as soon as you see Windows 8, later this year.” No word on pricing, though. Toshiba showed off a nice-looking slider prototype at the show as well.
- MSI Slider S20 Windows 8 Ultrabook hands-on (video) [Engadget]
- MSI Slider S20 ultrabook hands-on [SlashGear]
- Hands On With the MSI Slider S20 Tablet [PCMag]