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MSI CR720 big screen notebook breaks cover

MSI CR720 big screen notebook breaks cover

When it comes to shopping for a notebook there are those that look for small and portable machines if they are on the go a lot. The user who wants a notebook that will be mostly used in the home or office often looks for a machine with a larger screen for more usability. MSI has unveiled a new larger screen notebook called the CR720.

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MSI teases new CX420 and CR420 notebooks

MSI teases new CX420 and CR420 notebooks

MSI wasn't much of a name in the American computer market until the netbook revolution began and its Wind line of netbooks proved popular with buyers. The company is now much better known and is offering up some new notebooks for users looking to get more power and a larger screen than is found in a netbook.

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MSI Tegra tablet coming 2H 2010 for $500

MSI Tegra tablet coming 2H 2010 for $500

We'd question the timing of announcing tablet plans so close to Apple's iPad launch, but with mixed reactions to the Cupertino slate perhaps there's room for rivals to sneak in.  MSI's sales director, Sambora Chen, has confirmed that they too have a 10-inch touchscreen slate in the works, which will arrive in the second half of 2010 priced at around $500.

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MSI Wind U135 only $310, powered by Pine Trail

MSI Wind U135 only $310, powered by Pine Trail

Acer has a new rival in the highly-affordable netbook market in the form of the $309.99 MSI Wind U135 netbook, powered by Intel’s Pine Trail platform.  Seen originally in December,  this little thing speeds up the netbook race for cheap and fast by another welcomed step.

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MSI demoes 1080P Projector PC concept

MSI demoes 1080P Projector PC concept

MSI’s new projector concept isn't only just a projector.  Demoing at CES, MSI is “combing the brilliance of a projector with the versatility of a PC”.  That’s right – it’s a projector with a built-in PC, and cam project up to of 60 glorified inches of HD video on to any white screen, wall, or if rotated 90 degrees (with help from the attachable stand), even the ceiling.

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MSI CES 2010 range hands-on: Wind U160, X-Slim, more

MSI CES 2010 range hands-on: Wind U160, X-Slim, more

MSI have rolled out their CES 2010 line-up, and we stopped by to grab some hands-on time with the new laptops, netbooks and all-in-ones.  While the company might have made a particular name for itself with its budget Wind netbooks and X-Slim ultraportables - with the new Wind U160 and WiMAX-ready U135, together with the X-Slim X620 making their debut this week - they've also got some more horsepower-ready machines, including the Core i5- and i7-based G-Series gaming laptops.

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MSI plops Pine Trail U130 and U135 netbooks on the table

MSI plops Pine Trail U130 and U135 netbooks on the table

I am a big fan of MSI netbooks, the first netbook I ever owned was a U100 when MSI first started offering netbooks. With the Intel Atom N450 processor, going live netbook makers are coming out of the woodwork with their new netbooks today.

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MSI MT-V660 PMP looks to Zune HD for design inspiration

MSI MT-V660 PMP looks to Zune HD for design inspiration

We're not wanting to point fingers here, but we couldn't help but notice some striking design similarities between the new MSI MT-V660 PMP and Microsoft's Zune HD; still, given the number of iPod copycats we've seen over the years, having your industrial design "borrowed" is now practically a sign that you've arrived.  Appearance aside, the MT-V660 gets a 3.2-inch display, TV output and a reasonably broad range of codec support thanks to the Rockchip RK2806 chipset.

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MSI X-Slim X350 and X600 Pro: Core 2 Duo and optional WiMAX

MSI X-Slim X350 and X600 Pro: Core 2 Duo and optional WiMAX

MSI have announced two new models in the X-Slim range of waifish ultraportables.  The MSI X-Slim X350 and X-Slim X600 Pro pack 13.4-inch and 15.6-inch LCD LED-backlit displays respectively, along with Intel Core 2 Duo processors and HDMI outputs.  The X600 Pro also squeezes in ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 graphics (the X350 makes do with Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics) and gets optional WiMAX and twice the RAM: up to 4GB compared to the smaller model's 2GB maximum.

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MSI, ASUS, Acer and Lenovo prepping Atom N450 netbooks for January 11th

MSI's rumored plans to corner the Pine Trail netbook market this month look to have been put on hold, with the company named as one of four firms - the others being ASUS, Acer and Lenovo - set to launch Atom N450 based models on January 11th.  The new timescale apparently complies with Intel's launch schedule, with the N450 set to officially debut on January 10th, ahead of the Atom N470 processor's arrival in March 2010.

MSI announces special Big Bang-Trinergy mainboard with SteelSeries

MSI announces special Big Bang-Trinergy mainboard with SteelSeries

Back in October, we first heard of the MSI Big Bang mainboard. This enthusiast board will be among the most popular motherboards for gamers and performance computing enthusiasts ever. MSI announced a new special edition of the Big Bang today in conjunction with SteelSeries.

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MSI Wind12 U230 gets video hands-on: SIM slot discovered

MSI Wind12 U230 gets video hands-on: SIM slot discovered

From one Congo ultraportable to another; MSI's Wind12 U230 notebook only got official on Friday last week, but already the 12.1-incher has been spotted up for sale in a Taipei computer show.  NetbookNews grabbed some hands-on time with a 1.6GHz Congo MV40 ultrathin, in this particular case the 500GB model.

Video demo after the cut

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