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MSI Introduces CR430 Multimedia Laptop

MSI Introduces CR430 Multimedia Laptop

MSI's latest notebook is a multimedia model that features AMD's E-450 processor and AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics. MSI describes the new CR430 as "a high-end multimedia machine with a reasonable price tag." Other key features include a high-resolution HD webcam, SRS PC Sound, MSI's Cinema Pro image enhancement technology, and a multipoint touchpad. The CR430 also offers an HDMI slot so you'll be able to connect to a TV or projector.

MSI CR430 Multimedia Laptop
More bang for your buck

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 – MSI's new generation CR430 notebook computer features AMD's powerful new E-450 processor with formidable AMD Radeon HD 6320 discrete-class display chip, and high-resolution HD webcam as well as SRS PC Sound for faithfully reproduced surround sound. The CR430 is a high-end multimedia machine with a reasonable price tag.

Taipei—MSI just rolled out its CR430 multimedia laptop computer with the new generation AMD dual core E-450 CPU and AMD Radeon HD 6320 discrete-class display chip under the hood. The new processor and graphics chip mark a huge improvement over previous generations with power that puts them on par with discrete graphics card. What's more, the CR430 also sports SRS PC Sound with superior cinema-class stereo surround sound, which coupled with MSI's exclusive Cinema Pro image enhancement technology, maximizes display performance to provide you the ultimate multimedia experience.

Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook, points out that in addition to offering outstanding performance and top-of-the-line sound, the CR430 multimedia laptop computer comes with a chicklet keyboard and nickel-plated touchpad keys with a nice, solid feel. The multipoint touchpad can be used to scroll as well as to change the size of and rotate pictures, making your digital life just that much more enjoyable.

Leading edge of technology and craftsmanship

New AMD APU architecture processor: The CR430 is equipped with AMD's new generation dual core E-450 processor. In addition to boasting two cores with clocking speeds of 1.65GHz, it sports the AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 discrete class display chip which supports DirectX 11 for more vivid, higher definition pictures, offering powerful processing and display performance on par with discrete graphics cards.

Stylish exterior: The cover and palm rest areas are graced with MSI's own color film print with checkerboard design, protecting the CR430 against scratching and wear, while adding a touch of class.

High resolution webcam: The CR430 comes with a 720p high resolution webcam, so when you video chat with friends and family, you can enjoy smooth, crisp, hiccup-free pictures. If you prefer a bigger screen for your HD films, the CR430 comes equipped with an HDMI slot for connecting to televisions or projectors.

Exclusive MSI applications

MSI S-Bar: When you depress the S-Bar hotkey on the CR430, all function controls, including the webcam, projector, wireless, Bluetooth, volume, screen brightness, and standby status, pop up on the screen, so you don't have to waste time searching for them.

Facial recognition and photo management software: The CR430 comes preloaded with MSI's own facial recognition software which works in concert with the high definition webcam to protect your data biometrically, putting your accounts under one lock and key - your unique facial features. It remembers your passwords, so you don't have to. What's more, it features MSI's Easy Viewer photo management software, so you can enlarge, reduce, or rotate pictures with your mouse. Sharing photos with friends and family was never easier or more enjoyable.

i-Charger technology: The CR430 also comes with MSI's i-Charger technology which pumps more power through USB slots, so you can recharge devices up to three times faster. Now, while others sit around waiting for their mobile devices to recharge, you can be using yours.

ECO Engine: MSI's ECO Engine power-saving technology lets you select from among five power management levels—Video Game, Film, Presentation, Word Processing, and Turbo Battery, to automatically adjust computer performance and display brightness to optimize power use and maximize battery life.

CR430 Spec

Processor

AMD E-450 Processor

Operating System

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium

Memory

DDR3

Display

14" HD (1366*768) LED backlight

Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 6320 Discrete Class Graphics

Video Output

1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Hard Disk Drive

640GB/500GB/320GB/ SATA 5400rpm

Optical Disk Drive

DVD Super Multi

Interfaces

Card Reader support SD/SDHC /MMC/MS, 1xHDMI, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 (optional)

Sound

SRS PC Sound

Communication

802.11 b/g/n WLAN, 1x Gigabit LAN

Webcam

HD (30fps@720p)

Battery

6-Cell Li-Ion(4400mAH)

Dimension (WxDxH)

344.4mm x 221mm x 28 mm

Weight

2.2Kg(w/6 cell Battery)

Other Features

S- Bar, EasyViewer, EasyFace

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MSI CR430 AMD E-450 Multimedia Laptop Review

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alot of great features and should appeal to MSI fans

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So what's the "reasonable price tag"?

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