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.
MSI has unveiled a couple new notebooks called the CX420 and the CR420. The two machines are very similar and both sport a 14-inch LED backlit LCD with 1366 x 768 resolution. The higher-end CX420 has a discrete ATI HD5470 GPU along with integrated Intel HD graphics. The machine can be changed between the two GPUs depending on needs at the press of a button.
The CR420 makes due with only the Intel HD graphics. Both machines run on Windows 7 Home Premium and will use 2010 Intel Core processors. I guess MSI hasn’t settled on a processor yet since it doesn’t get specific, but odds are we are talking Core i3 or i5 parts. The notebooks can have up to 4GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, and have memory card readers, Bluetooth, and HDMI out. Pricing and availability are unknown.