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MSI X-Slim X430 packs Athlon Neo X2 CPU, skinny frame

MSI X-Slim X430 packs Athlon Neo X2 CPU, skinny frame

MSI have outed their latest X-Slim ultraportable, and they've slipped in an AMD processor rather than the usual Intel fare.  The MSI X-Slim X430 gets AMD's Athlon Neo X2 CPU and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 GPU, together with 2GB of memory, a 14-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 display and choice of 320GB or 500GB hard-drives.  In keeping with the X-Slim range's skinny ethos, it measures 24.5mm thick.

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Lucid Hydra 200 powers MSI Big Bang mainboard

Lucid Hydra 200 powers MSI Big Bang mainboard

One of the things that always bothered me about gaming mainboards was that most of them could only support multiple video cards from one brand, and all boards require the same type of card. That means that if you had a NVIDIA 9800 GTX sitting around when you got your new GTX 280 that 9800 GTX was no good to you.

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