Slim and Windy - MSI @ Computex 2009 (Updated with Videos!)

Classic and Gaming Notebooks

Classic and Gaming Notebooks

From the sexy X-Slim series, we move on to the 'Classic' series, which generally have full-featured Core 2 Duo processors with a variety of chipsets and discrete graphics solution.

The 14-inch CR400 shown here for instance comes with an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G chipset and up to 4GB of memory. With its 6-cell battery, it weighs around 2.1kg or around the same as the 15.6-inch X600.

These are the 16-inch CX600 and CR600. Both have similar Core 2 Duo processors and differ in the chipset used. The CX600 uses a SIS672DX chipset with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 graphics while the CR600 went with NVIDIA and its GeForce 8200M G. They are otherwise similar in terms of weight and dimensions.

The largest of the series, the CX700 and CR700 weigh at least 3kg each and are 17.3-inch notebook behemoths. Like the CR and CX600, they differ in the chipsets used, with the CX going for a chipset from SIS with ATI discrete graphics while the CR is NVIDIA based.

We also saw some MSI gaming notebooks on display, like this GT628, which comes with an NVIDIA GTS 160M graphics chip for that gaming boost. The red outline gives it away as a gaming rig of course.

The gaming flagship from MSI has to be the GT729, which is a 17-inch machine weighing 3.2kg and with a Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor to ensure that the latest games are more than playable.