MSI CR630 Classic Series Notebook Launched; Offers AMD Athlon II CPU & ATI Radeon Graphics

MSI has today announced the launch of its new offering in the Classic Series, the CR630 Classic Notebook that boasts of AMD’s latest Danube platform with AMD Athlon II dual-core processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270 integrate graphics solution delivering high performance, low power consumption, and exceptional graphics processing capabilities.

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The new MSI CR630 classic series notebook comes with MSI’s own 45-degree beveled construction and new lustrous starlight design color film print which changes with shifts in lighting, underscoring the stylish yet unpretentious exterior for which MSI’s Classic series is known.

To offer a higher level of viewing experience, MSI CR630 notebook’s 15.6-inch large screen packs in powerful image processing core alongside a cinema-class 16:9 HD LED display. MSI has maintained a classy texture to this eye-catching machine with rhombic patterns etched on the surface above the keyboard.

AMD Danube Platform: Under the hood, MSI CR630 notebook includes AMD’s latest Danube platform with AMD Athlon II dual-core processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270 integrate graphics which supports the newest UVD2 hardware decoder, accerating high definition video and decoding performance as well as enhancing 3D graphics by 20%. In addition, this machine’s power-sipping qualities extend battery life.

The 45-degree beveled edges of the MSI classic series CR630 notebook give the lines that include the DVD player, I/O slot, and heat dissipation vents on the sides a clean, smooth aerodynamic flow. The battery fits seamlessly into the bottom, adding to the minimalist flow of the profile.

Sporting a slim and clean design with Chiclet keyboard the MSI CR630 notebook also features special brushed metal touchpad buttons and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed.

The MSI CR630 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.

The top of the CR630 laptop’s cover and the area in front of the keyboard feature a unique starlight design color film print and rhombic pattern in the area above the keyboard to enhance the classy texture.

Only 35 mm thick, the MSI CR630 classic notebook is powered by AMD Athlon II Dual-Core processor with RS880M + SB820M chipset mainboard with 3 MB L3 cache, 1333 MHz FSB and features upto 4-GB DDR3 1066 MHz or 800 MHz RAM in 2 SODIMM 2 slots (maximum 8-GB), upto 500 GB 5400 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 15.6-inch HD LED-backlit display in MSI CR630 notebook offers maximum of 1366 x 768 pixels resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4270 integrate graphics which supports the newest UVD2 hardware decoder, accerating high definition video and decoding performance as well as enhancing 3D graphics by 20%

Weighing 2.5 Kgs with 6-cell battery pack, the MSI CR630 notebook 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 Classic Series CR630 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.

In addition, MSI CR630 notebook come with MSI’s exclusive ECO Engine energy-saving technology that allows choosing from five power management modes: Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, and Turbo Battery. These modes automatically adjust screen brightness, power switch, hibernation settings, processor performance etc., so that battery power can be used in a more flexible manner and therefore effectively extended.

I/O Ports:

  • 2 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

The MSI CR630 Classic Series Notebook also offers MSI’s EasyFace facial recognition software for authentication and login and is expected to be available in August 2010.

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