MSI Introduces AMD-Based X-Slim X430 Thin-And-Light

Here lately, MSI has been expanding its product line by introducing all-in-one PCs and gaming motherboards. In fact, it has been quite awhile since we've seen a new X-Slim notebook, though MSI did manage to pop quite a few out during the earlier quarters of this year. Now, the X-Slim 430 is making its debut, but rather than utilizing one of Intel's CULV chips, this one is actually looking to AMD for the processing power.

The Ultra-thin machine sports a 14" display, AMD's 2nd-generation ultrathin platform, Windows 7 and MSI's own ECO engine, which steps down power usage depending on the application. Within, you'll find a dual-core Athlon Neo X2 CPU, a Blu-ray drive (optional/external), HDMI/VGA outputs, two USB 2.0 sockets, a multi-format card reader, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. There's also a 1.3MP camera, a 1366x768 display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 GPU, 2GB of RAM and your choice of a 4- or 8-cell battery. There's no mention of a price or release date yet, but we'd say it'll probably be out before Christmas if the folks at MSI know what's good for 'em.

High Performance, Low Power Consumption Dual-Core Processor
With Dual-Core Processor: The X430 features AMD's second generation ultrathin platform that uses the AMD Athlon™ Neo X2 dual-core processor. This processor provides ultra-thin, power-saving notebook computers with even greater processing power that not only offers power consumption of only 18W, a 60% reduction in consumption compared to traditional processors, but also AMD PowerNow!™ and ATI PowerPlay™ technology, which allows processing and display systems to automatically regulate processor speed and voltage according to individual program requirements, resulting in a significant increase in battery usage.

MSI's Exclusive ECO Engine Technology: WIth MSI's exclusive ECO Engine technology, the X430 can use 5 unique power management modes (Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Document, or Turbo Battery) to extend battery endurance! A New Generation of Outstanding Visual Performance

HD & DirectX 10 Technologies: The MSI X-Slim X430 not only uses AMD's newest dual-core processor, it also features the newest RS780MN and SB710 chipsets that support HD and DirectX 10 technologies and provides outstanding visual performance.

Cinematic 16:9 LED Backlit Display:The X430's cinematic 16:9 LED backlit display offers a brightness of 220 cd/m2 that displays images with increased clarity and distinctness.Also, this model is equipped with a built-in HDMI port capable of a data transfer rate of 5Gb of video bandwidth. With a Blu-Ray player, a large-screen display can be used to allow friends and family to enjoy the most life-like and detailed video images all at the same time.

Total Mobile Digital Entertainment
Comprehensive I/O Ports: The X430 ultra-thin is highly mobile, weighing only 1.5kg and measuring only 24.5mm at its thickest point. Comprehensive built-in I/O ports include HDMI and D-sub ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a multi-card reader (supports SD/MMC) and hi-fi audio input/outputs. Also, the ability to sync via Bluetooth V2.0 EDR lets you easily enjoy a mobile digital lifestyle.

Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi® High Speed WLAN:The X430 also has built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi® high speed WLAN, so a simple connection to the web can be made without all of the complications and difficulties of wired networks. Instantly send and receive email, and with the 1.3MP webcam mounted on the top of the display, you'll possess a comprehensive entertainment and mobile internet application interface that allows instant sharing of life's exciting moments with family and friends.

The Stylish Aesthetics of Ultra-thin Elegance
Design that Embraces a Metro Fashion Sense:MSI blends graceful and gentle feather-like lines into a special luminous exterior that features customizable colors around the frame. This gives the X430 a design that embraces a metro fashion sense and displays the individual taste and professional self-confidence that is representative of MSI's craftsmanship and skill. The X430, an ultra-thin, power-saving platform with AMD's latest VISION technology, provides dual-core processing performance and consumer-friendly pricing. This advantageous pricing means you can easily begin to enjoy this high performance and stylish notebook computer!
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