MSI have pushed out another mainstream notebook, the Bravo EX628, complete with a 16-inch 1,366 x 768 display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD4670 graphics. The company are billing the EX628 as a multimedia maven, with its integrated subwoofer and 16:9 aspect display certainly making for a reasonable performer, plus there's a 1080p-capable HDMI port and Blu ray drive.
Elsewhere you're looking at up to 4GB of RAM, a choice of 160GB, 250GB or 320GB hard-drives and either a 6- or 9-cell battery, though they're tight-lipped on what sort of runtime you can expect. There's also a 2-megapixel webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, a 3-in-1 card reader, gigabit ethernet, WiFi b/g/n and optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
All well and good, but nowhere in their press release (below) or site do MSI say exactly how much the Bravo EX628 is, and nor can we find it online at any of the usual retailers. If the price is right then this not-especially-handsome machine could be a decent student buy.
The MSI Bravo EX628: High Performance Audio & Video
MSI announces the all new 16" Bravo EX628 featuring the highest audio and video specs for an entertainment notebook. Utilizing the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, a high performance ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4670 graphic card, and a 16:9 aspect ratio LCD cinema display, the EX628 is capable of providing brilliant image quality. Sound quality will leave you even more amazed. Hi-Fi speakers are located on both sides of the touchpad, a subwoofer is housed underneath the base, and second generation Dolby® surround sound enables a professional-grade acoustic performance. When paired with MSI's exclusive Cinema Pro technology, whether watching a movie or gaming, you’ll be able to enjoy a highly authentic audio and video experience.
Extraordinary Audio & Video
The ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphic card (with 1G memory), 16" 16:9 aspect cinema display, and the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 processor, grouped with 2 speakers and a subwoofer, gives the EX628 the hardware advantage to strengthen your audio and video capabilities. Also, MSI’s exclusive Vivid image enhancement technology enhances color saturation, giving the EX628’s display more color layers and richer detailed images.
The EX628's most extraordinary feature is MSI’s industry leading Cinema Pro technology. With a dedicated Cinema Pro function key on the keyboard, watching a movie requires the mere push of the dedicated key to access MSI’s independently designed theatre mode for more detailed imagery. At the same time, Dolby® surround sound and subwoofer recreate a cinematic audio and video experience.
High-end Audio & Video Specs
The EX628 offers the highest and most comprehensive specifications for audio and video interface. A built-in HDMI digital terminal, E-SATA (USB Combo), and a 2.0MP webcam give you the ability to display clear images on a large television screen. With an external device access speed of up to 3GB/s, you can instantly and effortlessly share content with others. What’s more, the EX628 is also capable of reading Blu-ray discs with up to 50GB of storage capacity, so you can enjoy outstanding high definition 1080p image quality and multi-channel audio outputs.
Elegant Wave Design
MSI uses a color film printing technology to create graceful wave patterns on the EX628 to convey a laid-back and tranquil feeling. This wave pattern makes every moment spent using the EX628 feel natural, helping you forget all of life's worries. With MSI's unique conceptual design approach, every detail is given special consideration. Even the border of the keyboard is designed to slowly blend from deep black to light silver, making the EX628 an example of evolution in high fashion. Also, the color film printing technology has anti-scratch and fingerprint-resistant qualities, making it the best protective film on any notebook. This technology also produces a glossy and extravagant finish, giving this notebook a spectacular shine while retaining its soft, smooth feel.