Hardly a week passes without a new laptop from MSI, but the Taiwanese manufacturer's latest creation strays from the norm by touting a "clutter-free" design. MSI says that most notebooks are careless about their I/O placement, but The CX640MX's sub-models are outfitted with an Intel Core i3-2310M, Core i5-2410M or Core i7-2630QM, an Nvidia GeForce 410M with 512MB of DDR3 VRAM, and 320GB to 640GB of mechanical storage. There's also a DVD burner, a 1.3MP webcam, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, a six or eight-cell battery, and a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Two systems began shipping in the US this week for $630 and $680.