Intel Core i5 Powered MSI CX-420 Notebooks Launched, Offering ATI Discrete Graphics

MSI has announced its new Classic Series CX-420 Notebook that boast new 2010 Intel Core i5-520M Processor and sports 14-inch  widescreen HD 16:9 display and offers discrete ATI Radeon graphics solution and an external casing coated with MSI’s exclusive Cross-Hatch Color Film Print patterning.


The new Classic Series MSI CX-420 notebooks are powered by 2010 series Intel Core i5 processors that delivers 20 percent enhanced performance and are designed for business users and it offers Intel Calpella platform display technology for better image processing capability and provides 1080p HD quality video capabilities.

Sporting a slim and clean design with Chiclet keyboard these notebooks also features special brushed metal touchpad buttons and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed.

MSI CX-420 notebook’s lid and palm rest area is coated with bright, scratch-resistant Cross-Hatch Color Film Print (CFP) patterning, and it come equipped with the Chiclet keyboard and seamless touch-pad, with the exterior utilizing MSI’s exclusive “wedge” technique.

Only 13.5 mm thick, the MSI CX-420 is powered by 2010 Intel  Core i5-520M Processor at 2.40 GHz speed with 3 MB L3 cache, 1333 MHz FSB using  HM55 chipset motherboard and features upto 4-GB DDR3 1066 MHz or 800 MHz RAM in 2 SODIMM 2 slots (maximum 4-GB), upto 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II hard drive  and  DVD+/-RW SuperMulti with Double Layer optical drive. Power consumption in this notebook is even lower than that of the previous generation, and they also offers 15% extended battery life.

The 14-inch HD backlit display in MSI CX-420 notebook offers maximum of 1366 x 768 pixels resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 discrete graphics card with 1-GB DDR3 dedicated video memory.

Weighing 2.2 Kgs with 6-cell battery pack, the MSI CX-420 comes with 2 USB 2.o ports, an eSATA/USB combo port, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, WiFi 802.11/b/g/draft-n, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a 4-in-1 media card reader, HDMI and VGA video ports, headphone and microphone jacks, internal Speakers and an Ethernet port. It does not sport ExpressCard slot.

The MSI CX-420 laptop comes with 6-cell Li-Ion battery and is also equipped with MSI’s exclusive 3D Boost and ECO power-saving technologies, and it comes loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) and HUAWEI Technologies’ Mobile Partner software for mobile broadband and offers ultra-long battery life of up to 9 to 11 hours.

I/O Ports:

  • 3 USB v2.0
  • eSATA/USB Combo power port
  • HDMI digital out
  • D-sub VGA port
  • Mic-in
  • Headphone out
  • RJ-45
  • 4-in-1 card reader slot

MSI CX-420 Notebook Features:

  • 2010 Intel Core i5-520M Processor, 2.40 GHz
  • 3 MB L3 cache, 1333 MHz FSB
  • HM55 Chipset
  • ATi Mobility Radeon HD5470 discrete card with 1-GB DDR3 VRAM
  • 14-inch HD 16:9 widescreen display, 1366 x768 pixels resolution
  • 4-GB DD2 Ram, up to 4GB maximum
  • Upto 500-GB SATA HDD
  • DVD Super-Multi drive
  • 1.3 MP webcam
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Dim: 344.4(W) x 221(D) x 13.5~28(H)mm
  • Weight – 2.2 Kgs

The MSI CX-420 also offers MSI’s EasyFace facial recognition software for authentication and login and it retailers for the price of Rs. 44,500 with one year warranty.

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