MSI's Latest Laptop (CX720) Comes Dressed to Kill

MSI's Latest Laptop (CX720) Comes Dressed to Kill

We're big fans of MSI's Classic Series laptop styling, especially when that styling involves the tech equivalent of a pin striped suit, as is the case with the company's new CX720. This latest laptop from MSI sports a set of digs that makes it look like it's on its way to becoming a made man rather than destined for store shelves. Or maybe we watch too many mafia movies. Either way, the CX720 looks sharp.

A pretty face will only take you so far (right, Lindsay Lohan?), and in the competitive notebook arena, laptop makers can ill-afford to equip their portable PCs with sub-par components and hope to make a fast buck. The 17.3-inch CX720 comes to the mobile party carrying an Intel Arrandale Core I series processor, up to 8GB of DDR3-1066 memory, and Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics. Depending on the model, you'll have either 320GB or 500GB of storage. Other features include a DVD burner, 1.3MP webcam, 801.b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooh, four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, HDMI, and a 6-cell battery.


So when will it ship and for how much? Good questions, both of them,  and hopefully MSI will have the answers soon.
The MSI CX720
Classic Profile with Outstanding Entertainment Capabilities

The CX720 features Intel’s all new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor and nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (DDR3 1GB VRAM), up lid and palm rest treated with MSI's exclusive Color Film Print (CFP), and a perfect integration of classic style and robust performance.

[Taipei] The 17" CX720 is the newest model in MSI's Classic Series. Through the all-new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor and nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (DDR3 1GB VRAM), it gives you powerful audio/video entertainment and processing performance in a stylishly minimalist exterior. The classic horizontal design lines on the outer up lid and palm rest areas are treated with MSI's exclusive CFP coating that protects against scratches and wear. With its spirited performance, fashionable exterior and friendly disposition, the CX720 is an exceptional entertainment, learning, and work companion!

MSI Notebook Marketing Director Sam Chern noted that the CX720 is MSI's latest offering and features Intel's newest Arrandale notebook platform and an all-new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor with HM55 chipset. The CX720's exterior structure is based on MSI's exclusive "wedge craftsmanship" that uses 45 degree angles to give the notebook a distinctive unified feel.   

High End Audio & Video Performance

All-new 2010 Intel® Core™ Processor: The CX720 features all-new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor with HM55 chipset. Advanced technologies like Hyper-Threading Technology and an integrated graphics core result in reduced power consumption compared to previous generations and 15% longer operating time while on battery power. Also, a significant increase in graphics core effectiveness provides outstanding audio/video and processing performance.

nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (with DDR3 1GB VRAM): The CX720 comes with nVidia’s latest GeForce 310M discrete graphics card with 1GB DDR3 of display memory. Graphics core performance is better than that of previous generations, offering a superior visual experience with enhanced display performance consisting of crisper picture and sharper colors.

Embedded subwoofer: In addition to two speakers(2-watt), the CX720 comes with a subwoofer located on the bottom of the notebook to enhance your listening pleasure. Coupled with ideal theater-class 17.3” display, the CX720 maximizes your cinematic experience.

Cinema-class 16:9 ratio LED backlit display: The CX720 comes with a 17.3” LED backlit screen. It boasts an ideal cinema-class 16:9 ratio LED screen and high resolution, extending display visibility by 14%. That means wider viewing comfort with no distortion or color loss when viewing DVDs.

Classic Exterior: Bright & Elegant

Classic exterior styling: The Classic Series CX720's exterior design has both style and substance thanks to MSI's exclusive wedge craftsmanship, which creates perfect 45 degree angles to achieve a coherent and powerful arched profile. The CR720, with a 17.3" display and a thickness of a mere 3.7 cm, weighs less than 3kg with a 6-cell battery!
MSI’s distinctive chiclet keyboard: The CX720 comes equipped with the latest chiclet keyboard which offers that perfect touch to keep you from hitting the wrong keys. The lustrous cross-hatch color film print coating on the cover and wrist rest areas is unassuming and tasteful.

Classic seamless touch-pad: The CX720 is equipped with MSI’s distinctive seamless touch-pad. This touch-pad also utilizes the full-textured cross-hatch CFP patterning for the maximum in user enjoyment.

Comprehensive Wireless Network and Transmission Interfaces

802.11 b/g/draft N Wireless: The CX720 comes with 802.11 b/g/draft N high speed wireless, with optional V2.1+EDR Bluetooth module. Additionally, a 1.3MP webcam lets you effortlessly stay in touch and instantly communicate with friends all over the world.

HDMI interface: The CX720 also features a built-in HDMI interface capable of transmitting up to 5GB of video bandwidth that provides vivid image quality. When used with a Blu-Ray player, HD images can be sent to a large sized display so you can easily enjoy brilliant audio and video through a projector or digital TV!

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Nice classic look.

If they try and point this towards the HT crowd, then why no BluRay? That will be standard by christmas, so it should be in new laptops as well.

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