MSI presents some new laptops and netbooks at CES:
Top choice for performance—F Series
Kuo noted that in addition to packing the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor platform, all-new F Series NBs boast processing and display performance superior to earlier F Series generations. Their exteriors exude a warmness not found in most high tech products and each detail exudes master craftsmanship. F Series NBs come with MSI's own raised totem seal coating and color film print to protect against scratching, wear, and smudging. What's more, the coating consists of environmentally friendly, chemical-free materials. With one of MSI's latest F Series laptops at your fingertips, you can enjoy high performance, knowing that you are helping our planet.
MSI F series
Blazing system and display performance: The all-new additions to the MSI F Series feature the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to greatly enhance overall system performance. So whether you are enjoying a Blu-Ray DVD, editing multimedia files, saving or converting sound or video files, or working with any number of other multimedia applications, you'll be impressed with their outstanding performance. When connecting to HDTVs, these NBs support the latest 1080P resolution and come with HDMI 1.4 ports.
Superior display and multimedia performance: The all-new MSI F Series packs the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor and GMA3000 display chip which offers display performance 200% more powerful than that of earlier generations. So whether you are enjoying a Blu-Ray DVD, editing multimedia files, saving or converting sound or video files, or working with any number of other multimedia applications, you'll be impressed with the outstanding performance. When connecting to HDTVs, these NBs support the latest 1080P resolution and come with HDMI 1.4 ports, greatly enhancing external output from 1920x1080 resolution to 4000x2000 vastly improving your large-screen viewing experience.
New high-end, cinema-grade Premium Sound: Driven by uncompromising standards for quality, MSI created MSI Premium Sound, so you can experience unprecedented sound fidelity in the MSI F Series. MSI worked closely with specialists at internationally renowned sound designer Creative to design THX TruStudio Pro wrap around sound which provides sound heretofore found only in cinemas. What's more, one touch of the Cinema Pro key switches you over to Film Mode for richer colors and clearer, crisper resolution.
Ultimate hardware: To offer the most powerful audiovisual performance for digital multimedia entertainment, the newest members of MSI's F Series are equipped with the best hardware available, including two DDR3 memory slots and a super large 500GB hard drive, the 720P HD webcam and a full array of I/O ports, including USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4, so you have everything you need for multimedia integration and file transfers. USB 3.0 ports transfer multimedia files at 4.8Gbps, ten times faster than USB 2.0, so a Blu-Ray disk only takes about one minute to transfer. The MSI i-charger also recharges handheld multimedia devices more than three times faster than USB 2.0, greatly cutting the time needed for recharging.
Top choice for multimedia—C Series
Kuo added that the C Series of stylish multimedia laptops that MSI will be showing at CES 2011 will include the 15.6-inch CR650, CR640, and CX640. The CR640/CX640 features the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor, while the CR650 is equipped with AMD's new generation E-350 dual core processor. They both boast exceptional display units and SRS PC Sound cinema-grade, stereo wrap around sound to greatly enhance performance and your multimedia enjoyment. MSI's design team sheathed all NBs in the series in MSI's color film print and incorporated independent chiclet keyboards to give you stylishly attractive laptops with powerful system computing capabilities and superior multimedia performance.
Latest cinema-grade multimedia equipment and functions: The CR650, CR640 and CX640 notebook computers feature SRS PC Sound™, so whether you use the internal speakers, external speakers, or earphones, this new generation technology can expand overall sound field to provide a natural, true-to-life wrap around sound experience. The CR650 is equipped with MSI's Cinema Pro, a 720p webcam, and USB 3.0. One touch of the Cinema Pro hotkey instantly switches you to film mode for higher resolution and richer colors. The MSI C Series of laptops is equipped with a wide cinema-grade LED display with 16:9 ratio as well as an HDMI port, so any type of high-fidelity, high-definition video can be played on these NBs, but viewed via a cable on a large-screen LCD television screen.
New generation power-saving technology: On the CR650, the Turbo Battery+ shortcut allows you to control your digital multimedia with a mouse. A single click lets you control the Bluetooth, wireless devices, and webcam, allowing you to shut off power to idle applications, thereby extending battery time. The CR640 and CX640 comes with ECO Engine, a power-saving technology which allows you to select from among five power management levels—Video Game, Film, Presentation, Word Processing, and Turbo Battery, automatically adjusting display brightness, on/off switch, sleep mode, and processor performance settings. These power-saving functions were designed by MSI to maximize battery flexibility and use per charge.
Top choices for mobility—U, X Series
Kuo stated that the newest light portable NBs models that MSI will be displaying will include the 10-inch Wind U160 DX netbook, the 12-inch Wind U270, and the 13-inch X-Slim X370. The Wind U270 and X-Slim X370 laptops feature AMD's new landmark dual core E-350 processor which incorporates the AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete class graphics chip which supports DirectX 11, greatly enhancing processing performance and battery life. With these light portable laptops, you can enjoy multimedia entertainment all day anywhere you like and not have to worry about running out of battery power.
Ultimate display and multimedia performance: The U270 and X370 feature the new generation AMD dual core E-350 processor and the AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete class graphics display chip, giving them superior processing performance and powerful display performance on par with NBs that use discrete graphics cards. So whether you are enjoying a Blu-Ray DVD, editing multimedia files, saving or converting sound or video files, or working with any number of other multimedia applications, you’ll be impressed with the outstanding performance. As to external output to HDTVs, they boast superior processing and display performance, support the latest 1080P resolution, and come with HDMI ports, vastly improving your large-screen viewing experience.
All-new 12-inch light portable Wind U270: The Wind U270 comes with a comfortable 12-inch display with 16:9 ratio. It tips the scales at just 1.3 kilos and is less than one-inch thin. In addition, it comes with MSI's own ECO power-saving design which allows the battery to last more than twice as long as those in conventional laptops. It is also sheathed in color film print which is not only stylish, but protects against smudging and wear. Now, you can be out and about all day and not worry about your laptop running out of power before you do. The U270 also features a complete array of I/O ports, including USB 3.0, giving you everything you need for multimedia integration and file transfers. USB 3.0 ports transfer multimedia files at 4.8Gbps, ten times faster than USB 2.0, so a Blu-Ray disk takes only about one minute to transfer. The MSI i-charger recharges handheld multimedia devices more than three times faster than USB 2.0, vastly cutting the amount of time needed for recharging.
All-new 13" X-Slim X370: To meet the needs of people on the move, MSI is unveiling the X370, which in addition to being aesthetically pleasing and super slim, is large enough to be comfortable to use. Weighing in at only 1.4 kilos, the X370 is highly portable. It not only boasts powerful multimedia and processing capabilities, MSI's Cinema Pro enhances your film viewing experience, giving you richer colors and clearer, crisper resolution. It also features MSI’s exclusive crystal diamond seal technology and stylish color film print coating. The X370 is expected to be one of the most popular light portable notebooks at this year's CES.