MSI has announced 14 new laptop models across 5 series in India.
The laptops cover the G-series gaming notebooks, Classic series, the E-series entertainment notebooks, the X-Slim series and the U-series Wind Netbooks.
“As today’s digital lifestyles grow, portable computing is becoming ubiquitous in all facets of life,” said Tony Yang, newly appointed Managing Director of MSI India. “Consumers are looking for products that suit their professional and personal work needs yet reflect their individual style. Our 2010 notebook line-up is based on feedback from users world-wide and backed by MSI’s strong R&D. With our 14 new models, we are able to provide Indian consumers, a notebook suited for every need.”
The MSI G-series GT640 and GT740 notebooks feature the Intel Calpella flat-screen 15.4-inch and 17-inch monitors and pack the latest Intel C i7 Quad-Core processors, combined with NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 3D discrete graphics. These notebooks are equipped with a multimedia entertainment interface – the frequently used WASD keys are highlighted in easy-to-locate red, a super thin brushed aluminum alloy case, lava red trim, polished metal 3D speakers, and a high-tech luminescent, touch activated interface board. These two notebooks are optimized for use with Microsoft Windows 7.
The G-Series notebooks from MSI are priced at Rs 88,000 upwards, depending on the configuration.
The entertainment notebook line got an addition the introduction of the MSI EX465 notebook. With a 15” LED backlit display, Intel Core Duo processor and Radeon HD4330 discrete 3D graphics card the EX645 weighs 2kg, including a high-capacity 6-cell battery. The laptop has an EDS ergonomic keyboard curved to fit the finger tips and is 51% larger to reduce load on fingers and wrists. Moreover, MSI’s proprietary ECO Engine technology incorporated in the EX460 provides LED backlighting for the LCD screen energy saving.
The EX 465 from MSI is priced at Rs. 38,999 onwards, depending on the configuration.
MSI’s all-new Classic Series notebooks adopt Intel’s latest-generation Core i5 CPU. The CR420, CX420 and CR620 in the Classic series boast performance enhancement by 20% over the previous generation and an operating speed enhancement up to 30%. The laptops alaso feature Chrome treatment, tactile Chiclet keyboard, LED lights, special brushed metal touchpad buttons and Color Film Print technology. Thinner and lighter than previously, these notebooks also incorporate the Intel Calpella platform for image processing capability up to 1080p and high-speed wireless connectivity.
Prices for the Classic Series of notebooks from MSI start at Rs. 38,000 and depend on configuration.
MSI’s lightweight, thin X-Slim series notebooks feature the Intel CULV (Consumer Ultra-Voltage) energy saving platform and Intel Core2 Duo processor. The MSI X350, X420, X620 and X430 comprise the new additions to the X-Slim series. Common across the series is 3D Boost Technology, chrome treatment, the tactile chiclet keyboard and Color Film Print technology, SRS premium sound and extra-long battery life enabled by the LED. The X-slim is less than 1-inch at its thickest point and much lighter than regular notebooks, giving it the zero-size profile.
The X-Slim series of notebooks from MSI are priced at Rs. 45,000 onwards, depending on configuration.
The MSI Wind U130 and U135 both use Intel’s newest ATOM N450 processor with low battery consumption. The outer shell is coated with Color Film Print and features flowing silver lines and rippling water designs. The U135 comes in four colors – refined silver, wind-dancer black, trendy blue and cherry red, while the U130 comes in two all-new standard colors – angelic white and wind-dancer black.
The Wind U130 will cost Rs. 19,000 and U135 will cost Rs 21,000.
The MSI Wind U210 and U230 are the first netbooks in 12-inch display size. Featuring AMD’s second generation Ultrathin Platform, a dual core processor, they retain the ultra-thin mobility while offering an expansive viewing experience. The dual-core processor architecture provides consumers a performance experience on par with standard notebooks. Supporting HD video output, and DirectX10 technology for stunning Audio and Video entertainment on a 16:9 lifelike display, they incorporate HDMI output ports to easily connect to large-screen TVs or other multimedia devices.
The Wind U210 will cost Rs. 23,000 and the U230 will cost Rs. 28,000.