MSI Introduces EX460 14" Gaming Notebook

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News Posted: Wed, Jul 8 2009 11:19 AM
Hitting the sweet spot between netbook and full-sized netbook is this, the EX460 from MSI. Checking in with a 14" LED backlit display and an Intel Core Duo CPU, this 4.4lb. machine packs a 6-cell battery and a classic, minimalist style. Within, you'll find an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 GPU (512MB), which is pretty darn impressive for a 14" notebook.

Cleary designed at casual gamers and multimedia junkies, the EX460 boasts MSI's proprietary Vivid image-enhancing technology and an ergonomic keyboard with keys that are 51% larger than keys on conventional notebooks. There's also an array of touch-control shortcuts allows the user to switch between Gaming, Cinema, Presentation, Word Processing and Turbo Battery modes to automatically adjust the screen brightness and processor resources for the optimal balance between performance and power consumption. The full specifications are posted below, but sadly there is no price or release date to discuss.

EX460 Spec
Operation System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Support type @launch Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Chipset SIS 672DX/SIS 968
LCD 14" HD Ready16:9 ,1366 x 768 LED Backlight Display
VGA Controller ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Memory Type DDR2 667/800Mhz
Config DDR2 SO-DIMM x 2 slot
Maximum 4GB
Audio Speaker 2
Webcam 1.3 M Webcam
Communication LAN 10/100 LAN
Bluetooth Optional
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
I / O Card reader 4 in 1 (support SD,MMC,MS,XD)
Mic-in / Headphone out 1 / 1
USB 2.0 3
RJ45 1
D-Sub 1
Storage HDD form factor 2.5" 250 /320/500 GB SATA
Optical Drive DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray
Battery 6/9 Cells
Keyboard 87 keys
Power AC Adapter 65W
Physical Characteristics Dimension 344.4x 212 x 13.5.-28mm
Full System Weight 2kg (With 6 Cell Battery)

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jul 9 2009 12:20 PM

Nice, I like this as a concept as well as as a device. A netbook is good for it's slated capabilities, but they are generally very low on the capabilities scale. This seems to be a fully functional strong machine on the small scale. For me to buy something like this device this is where I would want it to be. I think it would be nice if they made something like this with ddr3 a and little bigger battery (for energy efficiency).

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Yeah this is a nice looking laptop. What hurts netbooks more than anything in my opinion is the screen res. They could use some more housepower all around, but using it for day to day stuff it is plenty fast. The 1024x600 res is really limiting sometimes though.

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