MSI Doubles X340 Battery, Improves Keyboard, Drops PriceS

When we reviewed MSI's X340 aka "the Unemployed Man's MacBook Air" back in May, we loved how slim it was, but were concerned by its poor battery life and flimsy-as-hell keyboard. It now looks like MSI has sweetened the deal.

According to Laptop Magazine, the standard battery has been upped from 4- to 8-cells (previously a $99 option), the keyboard "no longer acts like a trampoline", and the price has been dropped $100 (now $799) to boot. Core specs (Core 2 Solo SU3500 CULV, 2GB RAM, 320GB) remain the same.

Of course, the battery adds a little extra heft, but with the current 4-cell model being sold at about $749, the update seems like a decent deal. [Laptop Magazine]