Nah, it's no Core i5 ULV-powered X series
, but MSI's latest does
use a Core i5 processor and does
have an X in the model name. Mind-blowing, right? The outfit's latest 15.6-incher is a multimedia powerhouse, humming along with a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU, twin DDR3 RAM slots (plenty of space for 4GB), a 1,366 x 768 resolution display, six-cell battery, 1.3 megapixel webcam and a pair of stereo speakers. There's also a 320GB or 500GB SATA hard drive, 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI / VGA outputs, twin USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA socket, audio in / out, Ethernet and a "film print coating" over the palm rest area to minimize wear. Mum's the word on a price and release date, but we suspect we'll know a bit more on both of those points when we touch down at Computex
in a fortnight.
MSI CX623-Enjoy Next Generation Multimedia Today
MSI just unveiled the newest member of its Classic series of notebook computers-a 15.6" model with a high end nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (DDR3 1GB VRAM) and the all new Intel Core processor, so you can enjoy next generation multimedia performance today.
Taipei-The CX623, the 15.6" laptop with discrete graphics card recently added to MSI's Classic series arsenal, just hit the market. Equipped with the latest Intel Core processor and the nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (DDR3 1GB VRAM), the CX623 offers the best multimedia processing capabilities out there. What's more, the CX623 comes with MSI's own color film print coating with cross-hatch design and MSI's chiclet keyboard, accentuating its minimalist, stylish exterior.
MSI Marketing Director Sam Chern explains that the CX623 employs the latest Intel Core processor with nVdia discrete graphics card and MSI's exclusive GPU Boost technology. The nVdia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card enables the CX623 to automatically detect the load status of applications currently being used and to perform intelligent dynamic switching between the discrete graphics card and integrated display chip. It works hand in hand with MSI's ECO engine power saving technology, which allows you to select from among five power management levels, so you use just the right amount of power for the task at hand, allowing the CX623 to strike the ideal balance between quality multimedia performance, processing performance, and maximum battery life.
Next generation multimedia pleasure
All new Intel® Core™ processor: The CX623 comes equipped with Intel's latest Arrandale platform with advanced Intel® Core™ processor and HM55 chipset with Intel Hyper-Threading technology (Intel Core i5 processor model) and integrates the graphics core into the processor for less power consumption than previous generations of processor platforms, giving it 15% more battery life. The vastly enhanced integrated graphics core performance gives the CX623 unparalleled multimedia and processing performance.
nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (with DDR3 1GB VRAM): The CX623 comes with nVidia's latest GeForce 310M discrete graphics card with 1GB DDR3 of display memory. Graphics core performance is better than that of previous generations, offering a superior visual experience with enhanced display performance consisting of crisper picture and sharper colors.
HDMI: MSI's CX623 notebook also features an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) digital multimedia port that delivers 5GB of video bandwidth at 1080p resolution for video content. It gives clean, true-to-life images.
New generation power saving technology
Intelligent GPU Boost technology: The CX623 offers MSI's own intelligent GPU Boost technology which finds a balance between performance and battery life. Aided by the nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card, the GPU Boost technology detects the graphics performance load status of the application currently being used and automatically switches between the discrete graphics card and integrated display chip, so when the system is performing high resolution tasks, like 3D games and graphics processing, the GPU Boost automatically selects the discrete graphics card mode to provide optimal image processing performance. When you're doing less power-hungry tasks, like word processing or cruising the Internet, the system switches back to the integrated chip mode to optimize battery life.
ECO engine power saving technology: The CX623 comes with MSI's exclusive ECO engine power saving technology which allows you to select from among five power management levels-Game, Film, Presentation, Word Processing, and Turbo Battery, automatically adjusting image brightness, on/off switch, and sleep mode settings, maximizing battery flexibility to give you the most battery time per charge.
Classic minimalism-the epitome of MSI craftsmanship
Color film print coating with chic cross-hatch design: The cover and wrist rest areas of the CX623 are graced with MSI's stylish color film print coating with cross-hatch design to protect it from scratches and wear. This 15.6" machine with shimmering exterior and 45-degree beveled edges tips the scales at less than 2.5Kg. It's the ideal partner for mobile entertainment.
MSI's own chiclet keyboard: The CX623 comes with the latest independent chiclet keyboard, so whether you're engaged in word processing or instant messaging, you'll find yourself impressed by solid touch of the keys and you'll find that you don't hit the wrong keys by mistake as much. The color film print coating with cross-hatch design on the cover and wrist areas combine with the chiclet keyboard to underscore the CX623's unparalleled minimalist tastefulness.
Classic design touchpad: Chic and unassuming, the CX623 is equipped with MSI's unique touchpad and sophisticated color film print coating with cross-hatch design for a more comfortable experience. The wrist area and touchpad come together to make the CX623 laptop the perfect blend of technology and art.