MSI Announces Newly Designed C Series Notebooks

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MSI claims it was inspired by top-of-the-line luxury sedans when redesigning the newest additions to its C-Series of notebooks, the silver CX640-071US and black CR640-035US. Both are 15.6-inch notebooks built around Intel's Core i3 2310M processor, with the former boasting Nvidia's GeForce GT 520M graphics with Optimus technology and the latter sporting Intel HD 3000 graphics.

Other than the graphics chip, both setups come with similar components, including 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB SATA hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 7-in-1 media card reader, 1.3MP webcam, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, another pair of USB 3.0 ports, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 6-cell battery.

"We listen very carefully to our customers, and we know that anticipating and addressing their needs is critical to success in the PC industry," noted Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. "The CX640 and CR640 models deliver the standard elements people look for in a PC– performance, price, features and design – however we also go a step further. These units incorporate features that respond to people's real-life concerns: data backup, hard drive protection, etc. And we believe consumers will respond to this consideration."

Those additional features Tung alludes to include one-touch backup and restore with MSI's Time Stamp technology, extra hard drive protection by changing the position of the C-Series HDD to the middle of the chassis and surrounding it in a unique housing MSI says helps protect your data from the occasional drop or shock, automatic backlight adjustment, the above mentioned USB 3.0 ports, and Fast Boot technology that MSI claims results in the units powering up two times as fast as traditional notebooks.

The CX640 retails for $680 and the CR640 goes for $630.

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Apr 18 2011 10:31 PM

MSI announced another new notebook this week to? I wonder what they sill intro next week another new notebook!

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Atticus14 replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 3:22 AM

looks nice and sleek from the outside and im digging that green power button (i guess its power?) haha.

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rrplay replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 7:26 AM

Looks like a very attractive and affordable laptop, what's nice is that MSI listened to it;s customers to better protect the HD. In the last 2 weeks had about 3 laptop drives to recover the data off them.I would actually like to see one of these CX640/CR640 in person because the screen and keyboard would be either 'like-it or you don't' and the price is attractive as well a faster boot time as claimed.

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omegadraco replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 10:02 AM

Looks like a nice business model and it has a nice price point. But no "military class components" slogan lol.

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That is the vibe I got after reading the description. It sounds like it's catered towards the business professionals or traveling salesmen. The green power indicator is pretty cool, different than the standard blue. I keep saying this but MSI's product line is looking really good these days.

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