MSI Announces X-Slim X420 Ultra-portable with ATI Radeon HD Dedicated Graphics

MSI’s recently announced  X-Slim X420 ultra-portable laptop is less than 1 inch thick and sports bright crystal color film print coating on front side and it comes equipped with 14-inch widescreen HD display powered by discrete ATi 3D dedicated graphics.


MSI X-Slim X420 is MSI’s?latest 14-inch ultra-thin notebook that carries on X-Slim Series’ fine tradition of thin and elegant design and weighing only 1.88kg, the entire notebook is no more than one inch thick.

The exterior of the new generation MSI X420 is decorated with many new fashion elements that includes MSI’s exclusive textured pattern color film print coating, translucent Cappuccino Brown color treated cover, and the palm rest area is coated with golden film. The entire unit from the inside out is imbued with a bright and smooth pearl texture, redefining the new standard for notebook fashion.

The MSI X420 is equipped with Intel’s ultraportable CULV energy-efficient platform, which features low heat dissipation and low power consumption. Weighing mere 1.88 kgs with battery, the MSI X420 notebook packs Intel’s 1.3 GHz Core 2 Duo SU7300 or SU4100 processor with GS45 + ICH9M-SFF chipset mainboard and includes 2-GB DDR3 (1066 MHz) SDRAM, a choice of 250-GB/ 320 GB / 500 GB SATA hard drive and a built-in 9.5mm DVD Super-Multi drive.

The MSI X420 has 14-inch 16:9 display offering maximum screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which is powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 3D discrete graphics card with 1GB DDR3 video RAM.  It also features MSI’s distinctive Chiclet keyboard which produce less keyboard noise and prevents the inadvertent pressing of other keys.

Equipped with SRS Premium Sound, the MSI X-Slim X420 laptop delivers realistic and rich audiovisual experience and it comes with 1.3 MP webcam, 2x USB 2.o ports, an eSATA/USB combo port, WiFi 802.11/b/g/n(draft), Bluetooth 2.0 and a dual format memory card reader. The notebook also packs a HDMI digital out port for direct connection to home HD TV, VGA video port and ExpressCard/54 slot.

MSI X420 is equipped with MSI’s exclusive 3D Boost and MSI’s exclusive ECO Engine energy saving technology which in combination with Intel’s CULV platform provides between 9 to 11 hours of battery life. The ECO Engine technology allows choice of five power management modes viz.  video games, movies, presentations, word processing, and Turbo Battery, that automatically adjusts screen brightness, power switch, hibernation settings, processor performance to conserve battery power.

The MSI X420 ?is preloaded with a number of MSI’s exclusive EasyViewer software packages which make the ultra-portable laptop smarter and more user-friendly. The unique EasyViewer software employs a 3D display mode that allows zoom-in, zoom-out, full-screen or auto-playback for previewing images. Pictures editing under the Slide mode allows image enlargement, reduction, 90-degree and fine-tuned rotation. EasyViewer app also offers HDII image enhancement, intelligent white balance, HDII image enhancement, intelligent white balance, and image sharpness adjustment features to make pictures richer, more alive and more fine-grained.

Then there is a built-in MSI-exclusive EasyFace face recognition program which provides your laptop with high-grade information security protection. EasyFace Manager software allows to take several pictures of yourself with X420’s built-in high-resolution webcam and register them on the laptop. users can then simply use the EasyFace Autolocker and EasyFace Logon to provide the best protection for their laptop with this high-end biometric system.

Preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit edition, the MSI X-Slim X420 ultra-slim notebook also features HUAWEI Technologies’ Mobile Partner software for mobile broadband.

MSI X-Slim X420 Features:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 / SU4100 processor, 1.3 GHz
  • Intel GS45 + ICH9M Chipset mainboard
  • ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5430 (1GB DDR3 VRAM)
  • 14-inch HD widescreen display, 1366 x768 pixels resolution
  • 4-GB DD2 Ram, up to 4GB maximum
  • 250/320/500-GB SATA HDD
  • DVD Super-Multi drive
  • 1.3 MP webcam
  • 2 1.5W speakers
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wireless, Bluetooth
  • HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, e-SATA, D-Sub VGA, Mic-in, Headphone Out
  • Dual format media card reader
  • Windows 7 Home Premium

MSI has not yet indicated price and availability of this ultra-slim X420 series of notebook PCs in India.

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