MSI trots out colorful VR220 YA Edition ultraportable

MSI's got a fever, and evidently the only cure is more notebook. With the novelty of the heralded Wind slowly fading, the outfit has stepped in with the altogether riveting VW220 YA Edition ultraportable -- and in four delightful hues, no less. Aside from sporting a Denim Blue, Coral Pink, Wasabi Green or Empire Black exterior, the 12.1-incher also includes a WXGA (1,280 x 800) panel, dual-core Pentium CPU, Intel's GMA 4500M graphics set, up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, dual stereo speakers, gigabit Ethernet, an optional TV tuner, WiFi / Bluetooth, a 3-in-1 card reader, VGA output and three USB 2.0 ports. You'll also find a SuperMulti DVD drive, a capacious 250GB hard drive, a ho hum 1.3-megapixel webcam and an 8-cell battery. All told, the 4-pound rig looks pretty good on paper for just $699.99, and the full release is after the break for your perusal.


Available in Denim Blue, Coral Pink, Wasabi Green and Empire Black, the VR220 combines the latest mobile technology with style

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – November 19, 2008 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the release of the new VR220 YA Edition Notebook. Available in Denim Blue, Coral Pink, WASABI Green and Empire Black, the VR220 combines the latest in mobile technology with brilliant color and style. Beautiful inside and out, these eye pleasing notebooks also feature Intel® Pentium® Dual-core processors and MSI's exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System, which allows users to alternate between 5 different operating modes to conserve battery life. By simply pressing the quick launch sensor, users can choose from Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, or Turbo Battery modes to fit their power consumption needs. The VR220 also features an optional TV Tuner for recording and watching your favorite digital programming on the VR220's Amazing Crystal Vision widescreen display.

"Notebooks have become as much a fashion accessory as they are a computer," says Andy Tung Director of Sales, MSI US. "The VR220 gives consumers the option to own a notebook that offers great performance without sacrificing aesthetics."

MSI packed all those features to clean magnesium alloy case, which weighs less than 4 pounds. Mobile users will also enjoy the VR220's 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN, and should have no trouble surfing the web at high speeds at school, the airport or at their favorite café. The notebook also features a built-in 3 in 1 Card Reader, 1.3 M webcam and a multimedia burner drive for quickly connecting a digital photo and video cameras.