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MSI to debut the CR41 multimedia notebook

According to a company PR, the 14-inch portable PC sports an Ivy Bridge CPU, HD panel, 8 gigs of RAM and a spacious HDD

Remember the new MSI CR61 model that Notebookcheck reported on earlier this week? Well, it seems the Taiwanese PC maker will be launching a smaller version of the laptop, called CR41. Described by the manufacturer as the “perfect mobile companion” for hot summer days, the device will be available in a Royal Bronze metal finish.

Based on an Intel HM76 Express Chipset, the CR41 comes equipped with a choice of third generation Intel Core central processing units and an integrated Intel graphics controller. In addition, it features a 14-inch HD widescreen (16:9 ratio) that has a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels.

Underneath the hood, the portable computer offers 2 memory slots for up to 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, a 2.5-inch mechanical hard drive with a storage capacity of up to 720GB and a DVD Burner. MSI claims users will be further provided with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI interface version 1.4, D-Sub, 4-in-1 media card ready slot, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 adapters. A 1.3MP web camera for video calls is also installed.

Reportedly, the CR41 is 32mm thick and weighs 2.4kg with the built-in 6-cell battery. Moreover, the notebook runs on a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system but can be updated to Windows 8 when Microsoft’s new OS becomes available later this year.

Other specs presumably include two integrated stereo speakers, SRS Premium surround sound, multitouch-enabled touchpad and up to 7.5 hours of battery life.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-27 (Update: 2012-07-27)