Computex wasn’t only about ASUS and Acer, but also about MSI, that brought the S20 convertible ultrabook, among others. This device comes with an Ivy Bridge processing solution and Windows 8. MSI S20 uses a keyboard that can be slid under the display.
The device relies on the same sliding convertible concept that brought to life the ASUS Eee Pad Slider. The S20 packs a 11.6 inch display with a mystery resolution, that’s most likely 1366 x 768 pixels and this capacitive screen supports touch gestures with up to 10 fingers. The convertible unit is less than 2 cm thick and weighs 1.3 kg. It comes with a USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0 and HDMI and additional interfaces will also follow. MSI promises the entire spectrum of peripherals and I/O ports.
The device will offer about 5 hours of battery life and the necessary SSD storage. This product is based on the Letexo sliding mechanism, a pretty original idea, that’s showcased in the video below, taken at IDF 2012 Beijing. At minute 1:09 you can see what I’m talking about and then a bunch of original convertible devices: