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MSI FX420 and FX620DX notebooks now available

MSI FX420, FX720, and FR720 laptops now available
MSI FX420, FX720, and FR720 laptops now available
The powerful 14-inch and 15.6-inch Sandy Bridge laptops finally ready to ship.

First unveiled back in January and then probably delayed due to Sandy Bridge chipset issues, the MSI FX420 and FX620DX laptops have now been announced through an official press statement. Each model will come with Sandy Bridge processors as well as powerful discrete graphics cards, making them perfect desktop replacements.

The 14-inch FX420 will include a 2.3GHz Core i5-2410M processor with Radeon HD 6470M graphics, while the 15.6-inch FX620DX is configurable up to a 2.0GHz Core i7-2630QM CPU with GeForce GT 540M graphics. The latter model can even be upgraded to full HD resolution, otherwise both laptops will come standard with 1366x768 screen resolution.

On the hardware side, the laptops will sport “non-peeling raised texture seal coating” for scratch and smudge resistance with chrome, blue lights around the keyboard and buttons. Users can also expect the Eco Engine and GPU Boost software, which should improve battery life and overclock the GPU during certain scenarios, respectively.

So far, MSI has yet to announce pricing on the laptops, but Electronista lists the starting price of the FX420 at $750.

 

FX420 Spec

ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor(3M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Operating SystemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium
MemoryDDR3
Display14" HD (1366x768) LED backlight
GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6470M / 1GB DDR3
Video Output1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Hard Disk Drive640GB/750GB SATA 5400rpm, 500GB SATA 7200/5400rpm
Optical Disk DriveBlu-ray / DVD Super Multi
Interfaces2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, card reader
SoundPremium Sound by THX TruStudio Pro
Communication802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 1x Gigabit LAN
Webcam1.3M
Battery6-Cell Li-Ion(4400mAH)
Dimension (WxDxH)350 x 235 x 29.7~33mm
Weight2Kg (w/ Battery)
Other FeaturesTurbo Battery+, GPU Boost, Cinema Pro

 

FX620DX Spec

ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor(6M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor(3M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Operating SystemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium
MemoryDDR3
Display15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) or HD (1366x768) LED backlight
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GT 540M / 1GB DDR3
Video Output1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Hard Disk Drive640GB/750GB SATA 5400rpm, 500GB SATA 7200/5400rpm
Optical Disk DriveBlu-ray / DVD Super Multi
Interfaces2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, card reader
SoundPremium Sound by THX TruStudio Pro
Communication802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 1x Gigabit LAN
WebcamHD (30fps@720p)
Battery6-Cell Li-Ion(4400mAH)
Dimension (WxDxH)383 x 249.5 x 37.6~32.3mm
Weight2.4Kg (w/ Battery)
Other FeaturesTurbo Battery+, GPU Boost, HD display & webcam, Cinema Pro

 

 

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2011 04 > MSI FX420 and FX620DX notebooks now available
Author: Allen Ngo, 2011-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)