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MSI Bravo EX628 notebook packs Blu-ray, HDMI, 2.1 sound

MSI Bravo EX628 notebook packs Blu-ray, HDMI, 2.1 sound

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.

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MSI C-Series 16 and 17.3-inch budget notebooks debut

MSI C-Series 16 and 17.3-inch budget notebooks debut

MSI have announced five new notebooks in its C-Series, the 16-inch WXGA CX600, CR600-013 and CR600-017, and the 17.3-inch WXGA++ CX700 and CR700.  Each packs a Pentium Dual Core processor - the T4200 2.0GHz, aside from the CR600-017 which gets the slightly faster T4300 2.1GHz - together with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive.

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MSI Wind U100 Plus with Atom N280 finally shipping

MSI Wind U100 Plus with Atom N280 finally shipping

The long-awaited refresh of the MSI Wind U100, the U100 Plus, is tipped to be finally approaching shipping status, around four months since the netbook was announced.  The U100 Plus takes the chassis and general specifications of the original netbook - the 10-inch 1024 x 600 display, the 160GB hard-drive and the 1GB of RAM - and swaps out the Atom N270 processor for the slightly faster 1.66GHz N280 chip.

MSI X-Slim X600 gets reviewed: decent GPU and super-skinny chassis

MSI X-Slim X600 gets reviewed: decent GPU and super-skinny chassis

With official photos, full specifications, an unboxing and demo video behind us, all that's left for MSI's X-Slim X600 - before a post eventually saying it's been retired, of course - is a full review.  Happily LaptopMag are on hand to deliver just that, putting the 15.6-inch CULV ultraportable through its paces to see if it's more than just good looks or falls flat like its smaller X340 sibling.

Acer & ASUS delay Android netbooks; freeze launches until Pine Trail in Q1 2010

Acer & ASUS delay Android netbooks; freeze launches until Pine Trail in Q1 2010

Acer and ASUS are tipped to have frozen new netbook launches in the second half of 2009, in response to Intel's decision to postpone the launch of the Pine Trail-M platform - of which the Atom N450 processor is a part - until Q1 2010.  As part of that, Acer's dual-booting Android/Windows XP netbook has been postponed with no known launch date; the netbook, first shown in prototype form at Computex in June, was most recently expected to arrive in August.