Much has been made about Intel's Ultrabook concept, which is supposed to mesh tablet-like features with notebook performance in a highly portable form factor. The big hurdle is getting retail pricing below $1,000, and it's proving no easy task. In the meantime, system builders are bridging the gap with powerful notebooks that are highly portable, yet fall just a little shy of Ultrabook status. Such is the case with MSI's new X460 and X460DX laptops.
Remember when thin and light laptops were underpowered machines incapable of all but the most basic of tasks? Neither do we, not since the deluge of ultraportables with Core i5/i7 guts and other modern amenities, like USB 3.0. Both of these technologies have been shoved into MSI's X460 and X460DX, the newest additions to the company's X-Slim Series of notebook computers.