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We got an early look at MSI's new X460 series of notebooks back at Computex, but now the company has officially unveiled its new models. We've gotten our hands on the first official pictures of the X460 beyond the tiny ones supplied with the press release and we have to say that this looks like yet another interesting notebook from MSI.

We got an early look at MSI's new X460 series of notebooks back at Computex, but now the company has officially unveiled its new models. We've gotten our hands on the first official pictures of the X460 beyond the tiny ones supplied with the press release and we have to say that this looks like yet another interesting notebook from MSI.

MSI's latest addition to its X-series of slim and light notebooks consists of the X460 and X460D. The X460 relies on integrated graphics while the X460D sports an nVidia GeForce GT540M. However, the X460 is available with a Core i7-2630QM CPU, while both models will otherwise feature the Core i5-2410M.

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Common features include a standard notebook resolution 1366×768 14-inch display – although MSI claims up to 170 degree viewing angles from the screen – up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 750GB of storage and a built in optical drive. In terms of connectivity both models feature HDMI, D-sub, two USB 3.0, a single USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and Gigabit Ethernet. There's of course also a memory card reader and an HD (720p) capable webcam.

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MSI claims up to 8h battery life, but this is in low power mode and we really expected more from the 65Wh battery pack. The X460 weighs in at 1.98kg while the X460DX is a smidgen heavier at an even 2kg. Not exactly what we'd call light and at 22.3mm thick, it doesn't quite fit in the thin category by today's standards either. That said, it's not bad for a 14-inch notebook with a built in optical drive. No word on a swappable drive option as per what we were told at Computex, but hopefully this will arrive later.

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Source: MSI