MSI Introduces VX600 Multimedia Notebook

Frankly, it's getting difficult to even keep track of all the new notebooks coming from the assembly lines at MSI. After introducing a new crop at CeBIT last week, the company has issued today the VX600, a bargain-minded machine that aims to provide decent everyday performance and enough power to handle the occasional multimedia duty. In order to keep the battery humming along as long as possible, the VX600 is also equipped with MSI's exclusive ECO Engine, a power saving management function that looks to extend battery life whenever possible.

The 15.4" machine includes a 1280 x 800 resolution panel, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, internal microphone, 4-in-1 card reader, four USB 2.0 connectors, full size keyboard, a Core 2 Duo Intel processor and ATI's own HD3410 graphics with 512MB of DDR2 VRAM. As part of the ECO functionality, MSI has also included a Quick Launch Touch Sensor to easily switched among the five different modes: Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Modes. Other specifications include Windows Vista Home Premium, 4GB of DDR2 RAM spread across two SO-DIMM slots, Gigabit Ethernet, a Super Multi DVD burner, 802.11b/g WiFi, stereo speakers and your choice of a six or nine cell battery. The full detailed list is below, but unfortunately MSI hasn't passed along any pricing or release information.

Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor (Penryn)
Operation System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Chipset SIS 672DX+SIS 968
Display 15.4" 1280x800 WXGA
Graphic ATi Mobility Radeon HD3410
Memory Type DDR2 533/667Mhz
Config DDR2 SO-DIMM x 2 slot
Maximum 4GB ( 2048MB x 2 )
Audio Internal Microphone Yes
Speaker 2
Communication 56K Fax / MODEM 1
LAN 10/100Mbps
Bluetooth Optional
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g, 802.11 b/g/n
I/O Card Reader 4 in 1 (SD/MMC/ MS/ MS pro)
D-sub 1
Mic-in/Headphone out 1/1
line-in/Line-out 1/0
Webcam 1.3M
Storage HDD 160/250/320 GB
Optical Drive Super-Multi
Battery 6/9 Cells
Keyboard 103 keys
Power AC Adapter 90W
Physical Characteristics Dimension 358 x 259 x 27-33mm
Full System Weight 2.6Kg (w/Battery)

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