The MSI S20 is a Windows tablet that has a slide-out keyboard which lets you use it like a laptop. MSI introduced the 11.6 inch tablet about a year ago, and now the company is giving the S20 an update.

The new MSI S20 Slider 2 is about the same size and shape as last year’s model, but the new model has an Intel Haswell processor instead of last year’s Ivy Bridge chip.

MSI S20 Slider 2

MSI’s convertible tablet sports an 11.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with support for 10-point multitouch input. It has a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor, supports up to 8GB of RAM, and has an mSATA slot for a solid state drive.

The tablet features 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and has Gigabit Ethernet and mini HDMI jacks. There are 2 USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, a 720p front-facing webcam, and stereo speakers.

MSI’s keyboard sports 87 keys — but there’s no touchpad or palm rest area. You’ll have to use the touchscreen or a mouse to interact with the Windows 8.1 software.

The MSI S20 Slider 2 measures less than 0.8 inches thick and weighs about 2.6 pounds.

According to, the convertible tablet is expected to sell for around $1199.

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One reply on “MSI brings its S20 slider Windows convertible into the Haswell age”

  1. I would have gotten this last year if it had a trackpoint and a matte gray/black color option. I guess I won’t be buying it this year either.

    No matter how touch friendly the OS is, a mouse pointer is still very useful. Also, I’m sure a trackpoint is probably cheaper than including an active digitizer and more useful for those who don’t ink nor draw.

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