MSI Releases its Latest Ultra-Portable Laptop

Posted by at 9:55 pm on January 19, 2010

MSI has announced the release of latest ultra-thin and lightweight X-Slim Series of the dual-core model, X420. It features the Intel CULV ultra-portable and energy-efficient platform equipped with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor together with ATI’s Mobility Radeon HD5430 3D external display adapter (with built-in 1GB DDR3 VRAM), SRS-certified audio, as well as a battery life that lasts up to 9 hours.

MSI Director of Marketing Sam Chern points out that the X-Slim X420 is MSI’s-‰latest 14-inch ultra-thin notebook that carries on X-Slim Series’ fine tradition of thin and elegant design. Weighing only 1.88kg, the entire unit is no more than one inch thick. The exterior of the new generation X420 is decorated with many new fashion elements. MSI’s exclusive textured pattern color film print coating is used, the cover is treated with translucent Cappuccino Brown color, and the palm rest area is coated with golden film.

Ultimate Audiovisual Experience with Unsurpassed Performance
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor: The X420 employs Intel’s ultraportable CULV energy-efficient platform, which features low heat dissipation and low power consumption. It is equipped with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor, enabling the ultra-thin and lightweight notebook to have an ultimate processing performance and allowing you to use the ultraportable X420 to run multiple applications concurrently.

Built-in ATI Mobility Radeon HD5430 3D External Display Adaptor (with 1GB DDR3 VRAM): Using an ultra-thin laptop no longer means giving up audio and video processing power! X420 is equipped with a built-in ATI Mobility Radeon HD5430 3D external graphics adaptor (with 1GB DDR3) and SRS Premium Sound to allow you to enjoy fine quality pictures and bright colorful display as well as  many acoustic effects.

Nine-hour Ultra Long Lasting Battery Life
Exclusive 3D Boost Technology: The X-Slim X420 comes with MSI’s exclusive 3D Boost technology to help you achieve a balance between audiovisual performance and battery life.  When running an application that requires high-performance power in image processing, just press the 3D Boost button and the X420 will automatically switch to high-performance external display mode, which will provide you with the ultimate in audiovisual experience. When you need to work in an environment that requires long battery life, just press the Battery button and the machine will switch to the integrated display mode and shut down the external graphics card to preserve battery power.

With MSI’s exclusive ECO Engine energy-saving technology, you can freely choose among the five power management modes: video game, movie, presentation, word-processing, and Turbo Battery, which automatically adjusts screen brightness, power switch, hibernation settings, processor performance and other settings, so that the battery’s power can be allocated in a more flexible and effective manner and its life can be effectively extended.


Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (SU7300/SU4100)
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5430 (Up to DDR3 1GB VRAM)
DDRIII 1066/800 MHz (SO-DIMM slot x 2)
14″ HD (Glare type) 1366×768, 16:9
2.5″ 250/ 320/ 500GB SATA
Card reader
2 in 1 (SD/MMC)
I / O
HDMI, D-sub, USB 2.0 2, e-SATA (USB Combo), Mic-in, Headphone out, RJ-45, Kensington lock port.
4/8 cells (Optional)
Intel Shirley Peak, Bluetooth V2.1
1.3M Webcam
2 Speakers
35.0cm x 23.4cm x 2.41cm
1.88 KG (With 4-cell battery)
Special Features
3D Boost Technology, ECO support, HD ready, Easy Face,
SRS Premium Sound, WebCam Companion,
Magic-I Visual Effect 2.

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