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Monday, 17 August 2009 02:00

MSI announces five new C-series notebooks

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Three 16 and two 17.3-inchers

MSI has announced a total of five different C-series notebooks that will be a part of either CX or CR series. All of them are based on Intel Pentium Dual Core T4x00 CPU and come with either 16-inch display for the 600 series or 17.3-inch ones for the 700 series. These five models will be known as the CX600, CX700, CR600-013, CR600-017 and CR700.

The displays are far from perfect as they feature 1366x768 resolution for the 16-inch versions and 1600x900 for the 17.3-inch versions, but we guess that's something you'll have to deal with if you are looking for a Classic series notebook.

The first two are based on the SIS 672DX+968 chpsiet and include ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics. They have up to 4GB of DDR2 memory but no HDMI output, which is somewhat strange considering the graphics of choice. The next three, or the CR series are based on Nvidia's MCP79MVL chipset with Geforce 8200M G graphics, HDMI output and 4GB of memory.

The only major difference is in the CR600-017 model which has a bit faster T4300 CPU working at 2.1GHz and comes with a Blu-Ray optical drive, whereas the rest is using the T4200 2.0GHz CPU and Super Multi optical drive. All five will have a 320GB SATA hard drive, Gigabit LAN, 802.11bgn WiFi, 6-cell battery, 1.3M web cam, and a card reader.

The 16-inchers have a 374x247x16-30mm (LxDxH) dimensions and a 2.48kg weight with a 6-cell battery. The larger 414x267x33.7-37mm, 17.3-inchers are also a bit heavier, around 3kg with the same 6-cell battery. The CX series is available in black and silver color scheme while the CR series looks a bit cooler in black and gray.

All five models are backed by a 3 year limited warranty and come with Windows Vista Home Premium. These models are already listed and the price ranges from €500 to €700 depending on the configuration. You can find the CX series here and the CR series can be found listed here.

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