Another week, another MSI
notebook for the taking! This time around, MSI
is skipping on by the hardcore gamers and going straight for those on
the fence. The ones trying to decide between a 13" ultraportable and a
15" mainstream notebook. The 14" CX410 is the company's newest in the
Classic Series, featuring AMD internals and ATI
Being in the Classic family, there's nothing too extraordinary about the
design. It's pretty standard, but that's perfect for the mobile
professional who does't want to draw too much attention. There's a matte
black finish, metal touchpad keys and MSI's own "beveled construction."
Underneath all of that, there's a 14" 16:9 backlit LCD, up to 8GB of
memory, an AMD
Athlon II Dual-Core CPU and ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 545v
with 512MB of GDDR3 memory of its own.
As you would expect from an MSI notebook, there's also the company's ECO
Engine for saving power when possible, and users will also find a high
resolution webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a 2.5"
hard drive (250/320/500GB SATA). Other specifications include a 4-in-1
card reader, HDMI/VGA outputs, three USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out, a
6-cell standard battery and two internal speakers. There's no word yet
on pricing, but we suspect it'll hit on the lower end of 14" business