MSI has churned out S12, a new lightweight Windows 8 ultrabook. It is based on AMD Kabini architecture. MSI states that this laptop is suited and fine tuned for multimedia playback, but gives its impressive specs, it is just fine for productivity applications.
MSI S12 specs include AMD E1 1200 processor, Radeon HD 8210 GPU, 11.6 inch display, 1366×768 pixel resolution, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk drive. You can optionally equip it with a higher processor (AMD A4 5000), powerful GPU (HD 8330), more RAM (8GB), touchscreen (S12T) or 128GB mSATA SSD drive.
Port and connectivity selection includes USB 3.0, USB 2.0, D-Sub, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated SD memory card reader and audio jacks.
Battery life of MSI S12 will last you for five hours on a single charge while working in MS Office. If you play HD videos, it gets reduced to 4 hours. Those are pretty amazing runtimes from a small 3 cell battery.