MSI Intros 14" CR400 'Classic' Notebook

Hot on the heels of the 14" EX460 gaming notebook from MSI comes the classically styled CR400, a toned-down version of a typical MSI laptop that aims more for the "all-business" crowd that the LAN party attendee. In fact, the CR400 is the first in the company's new "Classic" series, which is comprised of the 14" CR400, 16" CR600 and 17.3" CX700 and CR700.

According to MSI, these machines boast a "unibody" frame that has been made popular by Apple in their latest MacBook Pro machines. Other specifications include a 6-cell battery, 2kg weight, a so-called Ergonomic De-Stress keyboard, NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G graphics, a LED backlit panel, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and an ECO Engine that helps conserve power when possible.

As for the CPU, you'll get an Intel Core 2 Duo chip alongside 2GB of DDR2 RAM (4GB maximum), a 1.3MP webcam, Ethernet, 4-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 sockets, a 2.5" HDD (250/320/500GB), DVD SuperMulti drive, and audio input and output ports. MSI has yet to reveal pricing, but we suspect it'll be pretty modest given the hardware here.

    CR400 Spec

Operation System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Support type @launch Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Chipset nVidia MCP79MVL
LCD 14" HD Ready16:9 ,1366 x 768 LED Backlight Display
VGA Controller GeForce 8200M G
VRAM share with system memory
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
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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