MSI unveils new multimedia notebooks CR70 and CX70, powered by Intel’s new generation Ivy Bridge processors. MSI CR70 and CX70 are the two new multimedia notebook features Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB dedicated graphics, along with cinema-level SRS sound and native SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support.
MSI CR70 and CX70 notebooks are also equipped with various multimedia features, including a 17.3-inch diagonal display and full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels with anti-glare for better quality video possible, a 720p webcam, sound system with two channels with support for SRS PC Sound, a chiclet style keyboard and a multipoint touchpad, plus digital video output like HDMI 1.4.
The 17” screen is animated by a discrete graphics card from Nvidia. It’s powered by the GeForce GT640M GPU and comes with 2G DDR memory. MSI says it scores 7261 points in the 3D Mark Vantage test. Both devices are equipped with 17.3-inch display with LED backlight and 1366 x 768 pixels. It is based on 22-nanometer CPU Intel Core third-generation (Ivy Bridge).
On the connectivity side, the new notebooks from MSI come with two USB 3.0 ports and BlueTooth 4.0 technology that is able to transfer data at up to 24 Mb/s. It also has an HDMI port and an D-SUB standard VGA connector along with a card reader.
Finally, both models will also offer MSI S-Bar, a toolbar located at the top of the desktop that allows quick access to all system functions, auxiliary programs and applications, plus a package of programs that allow owners to manage webcam, wireless, multimedia and more. At present, MSI haven’t revealed the cost and the exact release date of MSI CR70 and CX70 laptops.