MSI is to showcase a touchscreen enabled version of its popular Wind netbook at Jauary's CES event, as well as a 13-inch ultraportable that a company exec says people will find a "big shock".

The revelations were made by MSI’s director of US sales, Andy Tung, in a candid interview with Laptop Mag.

Tung stated: "During CES we will display a 10-inch touch notebook and a 16-inch touch notebook. The Wind with the touch screen is something we are demoing at CES but we are not sure this will come to market. We will be gathering feedback on this, because we are not sure a 10-inch display is large enough for a tablet".

And, on that shocking 13-incher: "We will be launching the 13-inch MSI U300 at CES. This isn’t a Wind but it’s part of our U line which refers to 'ultraportables'. I think we will cut the Wind branding off at 10-inches but I am not positive about that just yet".

"The U300 is a 13.3-inch device and it is very, very slim and light. I think when you see it you will be really surprised by the aluminium design and the price. We have put a lot of focus on it. I cannot comment on the price yet but it will definitely not be priced like a $2000 typical ultraportable. I think it will just be a big shock for everybody".

Pocket-lint will be covering CES live on the show floor, so stay tuned until early January, and we'll bring you all the MSI news then.