MSI has introduced a pair of new notebooks
powered by Intel's Arrandale mobile platform, the CR620
. Both systems are nearly identical in specifications, including a 15.6-inch 1366x768 LED display, an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor and HM55 chipset, up to 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, and 250GB to 500GB of storage, and Windows 7 Home Premium. The CX620, however, also ships with a 1GB AMD Radeon HD 5470 graphics chip and MSI's "3D Boost Technology."
MSI outfits the two 5.5lb notebooks with a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a four-in-one (XD, MS, SD, MMC) card reader, an ExpressCard slot, Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI and VGA-out, a trio of USB 2.0 ports, headphone and mic jacks, two stereo speakers, a chiclet-style keyboard, and a six-cell battery. The company hasn't provided a launch date or price for either system.