MSI CR650 laptop with AMD Fusion now available in the U.S.

The 15.6-inch notebook now shipping for under $500
Allen Ngo,

First revealed at CES 2011, the MSI CR650 is now on sale through the official MSI online store. The laptop is notable for including AMD’s Fusion APU instead of an Intel Sandy Bridge processor. Thus, the laptop should retail for slightly cheaper than expected and have great battery life without sacrificing too much in the graphics department.

The 15.6-inch laptop will run Windows 7 Home Premium and include a 1366x768 resolution display, 1.6GHz dual-core Fusion E-350 processor, Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 3GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive. USB 2.0, HDMI, and VGA-out ports are also included, but unfortunately there are no USB 3.0 ports to speak of. Oddly enough, battery life of the laptop is not listed on the official MSI webpage.

A noteworthy exclusive feature found in the CR650 is the i-Charger Technology.  The feature will allow for more power throughput amongst its 3 USB 2.0 ports, and can thus recharge USB gadgets up to three times faster than usual.

The MSI laptop can be found here for a starting price of just $499.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-03-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.