MSI Kicks Out Another Classic Notebook (CR410)

MSI has been cranking out notebooks like they're going out of style, having just yesterday announced their new FX600 laptop built around Intel's Core i3/i5 platform. One day later (that's today, for those of you keeping track), MSI has turned its attention to its Classic series with the release of the CR410, this time built around AMD's latest Vision (Danube) platform.

The specs won't knock your socks off, though if you're shopping for a 14-inch notebook in the first place, balls-to-the-wall performance probably isn't a priority, anyway. There's still enough power here to pulverize your netbook, including an AMD Athlon II dual-core processor, DDR3-1066 memory, ATI Mobility Radeon 4270 graphics (with shared memory), up to a 500GB SATA hard drive, 4-in-1 memory card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and various other odds and ends.

Full press release below, though no mention of a price or release date.
MSI CR410—Superior Multimedia, Augmented Performance at Reasonable Prices
Taipei—The 14” CR410, the newest addition to MSI’s new Classic series of notebook computers, is designed and crafted with MSI’s craftsmanship. It features AMD’s latest Vision (Danube) platform with AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core processor and DDR3 system memory with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270 for a smooth multimedia experience. 

MSI Marketing Director Sam Chern points out that the CR410 boasts MSI’s exclusive 45-degree beveled construction, power-saving, cinema-class 16:9 ratio LED display, as well as MSI’s own ECO Engine power saving technology. The sophisticated exterior, superior multimedia performance, and extended battery power life make it the best choice for affordable mobile entertainment.  

Classically stylish LOHAS design

MSI’s unique beveled construction, black matte finish, and metal touchpad keys underscore the CR410’s classic, high tech LOHAS design. Even with the extra-large battery, the slender CR410 with 14” LED power-saving screen tips the scales at less than 2.2kg, making it ideal for the person on the go.

Superior multimedia entertainment

The CR410 employs AMD’s latest Danube platform with AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core CPU with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270. It supports DDR3 system memory with up to 8GB of memory for the ultimate in display and processing performance.

The 14” 16:9 LED screen lets you to enjoy multimedia graphics with rich, brilliant colors. MSI’s exclusive ECO engine power saving technology lets you to select from among five power management levels—Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, and Turbo Battery, depending on your current needs to maximize power usage, giving the CX410 super extended battery life.

High performance communication without borders

The MSI CR410 comes equipped with internal high resolution webcam and microphone as well as 802.11 b/g/n high speed wireless network and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR (three times faster than Bluetooth 1.2) which when used with high performance instant messaging devices, make keeping in contact with friends and family anytime and from anywhere in the world a cinch. MSI’s WebCam Companion application allows you to share with them what’s happening in your life via video.

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