CES Video: Hands on with the MSI X320 netbook, plus pricing and availability info

Netbook, notebook, call it whatever you want — the MSI X320 is slick city, my main man. Here’s a hands-on video and some photos of the device, plus info about pricing and availability.

Price: Starting at $699

Availability: April

Weight: 2.9 pounds

Battery Life: Up to 10 hours (according to MSI)

Other: Three USB ports, VGA out, Ethernet

Prognosis: Dead sexy

The demo unit was running Windows Vista, but I’d bet MSI would offer an XP version as well. Who knows, though, as the April release date might shake things up a bit. All in all, the thing seemed fairly responsive. The keyboard was big, with nice responsive keys, and the 13.4-inch screen looked pretty nice.

If anything else, the $699 starting price oughta strike fear in the hearts of many. It’s really not a netbook once you get past the Atom processor but whatever it is, it’s light, portable, relatively inexpensive, and gorgeous.