MSI to Awe Computex 2011
Will show 4 major NB series, new tablets
MSI will be parading its impressive R&D capabilities as it exhibits four major laptop series and its new generation WindPad Series tablet computers at Computex 2011. Among its notebook computers, it will be showing its powerful new generation MSI GT780 gaming laptop with gaming keyboard designed by MSI and SteelSeries.
Taipei—MSI will be displaying the newest additions to four major series laptops and its WindPad series tablets in booth L607 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall from 31 May to 4 June. MSI's new generation GT780 professional gaming laptop, for example, features Intel second generation Core™ i7 quad core processor and a high end nVidia discrete graphics card. The keyboard on the GT780, designed to meet the needs of extreme gamers, is the fruit of the combined labors of MSI and SteelSeries.
Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook, points out that MSI will be exhibiting four major series all-new notebook computers at this year's Computex. They include the GT780 and GT683 G Series gaming laptops, the FX620DX and FX420 F Series notebooks, the stylish CX480 C Series multimedia NBs, and the X460 and X370 X Series of ultra-slim notebook computers. MSI will also be showing its newest tablets—the WindPad 110W with the AMD Brazos processing platform and the WindPad 110A with ARM Cortex™-A9 architecture processor. Visitors are sure to be impressed with the all-new designs and superior performance of MSI's latest products.
GT780 gaming laptop
Awesome power, awesome design
The G Series 17.3-inch GT780 and 15.6-inch GT683 gaming laptops to be shown at Computex 2011 feature Intel's second generation Core™ i7 quad core processor, nVidia's new generation top end discrete graphics card, and MSI's own TDE overclocking technology. Both models come with four DDR3 memory slots and RAID 0 accelerated dual hard disk architecture. In addition, the GT780 and GT683 come with high performance Dynaudio and THX TruStudio Pro smart wrap around sound as well as full HD high resolution screens for the best possible multimedia enjoyment around. MSI worked side by side with gaming equipment leader SteelSeries to craft a gaming keyboard for the GT780 designed specifically with the gamer in mind. The new keyboard is much more durable and meets the needs of extreme gamers. You'll not want to go into battle without it.
|GT780's SteelSeries gaming keyboard|
Intel 2nd generation Core™ i7 quad core CPU: MSI's GT780 and GT683 come with Intel second generation Core™ i7 quad core processors which support Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Quick Sync Video. They also pack four DDR3 slots for a maximum of 16GB of memory. Both also come with RAID 0 accelerated dual hard disk architecture, doubling hard drive capacity and enhancing read-write speed by some 70%. Cinema-grade surround sound: To bolster the sound field of the GT780 and GT683, MSI joined forces with world renowned sound designers at Dynaudio to study the GT780. The two firms worked side by side to carry out vast amounts of study and countless calculations to determine the sound field and ideal locations to install speakers to obtain obstruction-free sound transmission. MSI also worked closely with sound design specialists at Creative to incorporate cinema-grade THX TruStudio Pro wrap around sound to reproduce crystal-clear sound regardless of source.
SteelSeries professional gaming keyboard: Responding to cries from gamers, MSI got together with gaming equipment manufacturer SteelSeries to create a keyboard for the GT780. Not only is the keyboard more rugged, it has a more solid feel and the Windows function key has been repositioned to the right side to reduce the possibility of accidently striking it when you're hip-pocket deep in ogre blood. In addition, the Ctrl and Alt keys on the GT780 have been enlarged to prevent mis-hits.
Backlighting for the task at hand: MSI's GT780 offers five keyboard backlighting scenarios to choose from—Normal, Gaming, Wave, Breathing, and Dual Color. Gamers will also appreciate the fact that the frequently used keys W, A, S, D, and Ctrl are all backlit on the GT780, using the latest keyboard backlighting technology. Simply depress the Gaming Mode hotkey at the top of the keyboard to light up the LED backlighting at the bottom left side of the keyboard. The rest of the keyboard remains dark, so you can find the keys you need quickly even in the middle of a white-hot battle.
Superior performance and sound—F Series NBs
MSI will be showing off the FX420 and FX620DX, the newest additions to its new generation F Series of laptops, at its Computex booth. To satisfy the extreme gamer's need for speed, these two computers feature high end hardware. The FX620DX, for example, packs nVidia's GeForce GT540M discrete graphics card and Intel's Core i7 quad core processor for neck-snapping speed. Both models come with cinema-grade THX TruStudio Pro smart wrap around sound and Cinema Pro image enhancement technology to maximize your multimedia experience.
Intel second generation Core i™ CPUs: MSI's FX620DX and FX420 feature the Intel Core i7-2630QM™ quad core processor (2.00GHz) and Core i5-2410M™ dual core processor (2.30GHz), respectively. Both support Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 which automatically allocates processor resources depending on current processor load, enhancing core clock speed and computing performance.
Powerful nVidia and AMD discrete graphics cards: The 14-inch FX620DX and 15.6-inch FX420 employ nVidia's GeForce GT540M and the AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M graphics card, respectively. Both come with 1GB DDR3 of memory and support DirectX 11. They support MSI’s GPU Boost technology which automatically kicks over to discrete graphics card mode when processing heavy load applications to give you superior graphics processing capabilities. When performing general word processing tasks or browsing the Internet, it automatically cuts to the power-sipping integrated graphics chip mode, striking the ideal balance between performance and battery life.
Latest USB 3.0 ports: The FX620DX and FX420 come with USB 3.0 which boasts transfer speeds of 4.8Gbps—10 times faster than USB 2.0. A 25GB high-definition video transfers in some 70 seconds. What's more, charging speeds for external hard drives, flash drives, and other handheld electronic devices is 80% faster.
Slim X Series, multimedia C Series
With years of experience in developing notebook computers under its belt, MSI is showing off it new generation X-Slim Series and C Series of multimedia laptops. The X460 and X370, the newest members of the X-Slim family of ultra-slim notebook computers, are less than one-inch thin. The 14-inch X460 packs the Intel Core™ i7-2630QM processor and nVidia's GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics card, testifying to the fact that ultra-slim laptops can pack a wallop. The 13.4-inch X370 comes equipped with AMD's latest dual core E-350 CPU to provide powerful processing and display performance, while only using 18 watts of power. When coupled with MSI's own ECO Engine power-saving technology, the X370 can provide an impressive 10 hours of battery power.
The new generation 14-inch C series CX480 multimedia notebook computer sports the Intel Core™ i5-2410M processor and the nVidia GeForce GT 520M discrete graphics card. It also comes with MSI Time Stamp backup and restore technology which allows complete data backup within a few dozen seconds. System restore can even be performed without booting up.
Charcoal grey X460 slim NB
New generation Intel and AMD processors: The X460 and CX480 NBs both come with Intel 2nd generation Core i™ processors which provide better performance, while the new generation Turbo Boost 2.0 technology significantly boosts the performance of each core. The X370 is equipped with AMD's dual core E-350 processor. In addition to sporting x86 architecture cores, these accelerated processing units (APU) also sport AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class display chips to deliver powerful processing and display performance on par with that of discrete graphics cards.
Cinema quality wrap around sound: MSI worked closely with sound design specialists at Creative to incorporate cinema-grade THX TruStudio Pro wrap around sound for the X460 to reproduce crystal-clear sound regardless of source. The X370 and CX480 have new generation SRS PC Sound™ for natural, high fidelity, wrap around sound whether you use the built-in speakers, external ones, or headsets. This machine is designed to satisfy your craving for crisp, clear sound.
Time Stamp backup and restoration: Data backup and restore are no longer a hassle with MSI's Time Stamp software. With one touch of a finger this new application backs up or restores data on the CX480 in just a few short seconds. You can set Time Stamp to back up automatically and it only takes ten seconds to finish backing up. You don't even have to turn your computer on to execute systems restore and get your computer back into tiptop health.
MSI's latest WindPad tablets
MSI will be flaunting its new generation tablet computers—the WindPad 110W and WindPad 100A. The primary difference between the 110W and 100A is that the former utilizes the AMD Brazos processing platform with Windows 7 operating system, while the latter comes with the ARM Cortex™-A9 processor and Google Android 3.0 OS. Both use all-new software and hardware to meet the needs of both business people and consumers in general.
MSI WindPad 110W: This tablet, designed primarily with business people in mind, sports AMD Brazos processing platform equipped with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class display chip to provide powerful processing and display performance, endowing this tablet graphics performance on par with that of discrete graphics cards. The WindPad 110W comes with Windows 7, which, because it is much more prevalently used than other platforms, supports a larger number of applications. This compatibility is very important to the businesses. The WindPad 110W also comes equipped with MSI's own SAS hotkey which can be used in place of Ctrl+Alt+Del. Depressing it brings you directly into Windows security windows, so you can launch the task manager to facilitate management of the tablet.
MSI WindPad 100A tablet: The WindPad 100A features the ARM Cortex™-A9 architecture processor and Google Android 3.0 OS and comes equipped with a multipoint touch control 10.1-inch screen, a digital compass, GPS locator, G-Sensor gravity detecting device, ALS light sensor, SRS wrap around sound, and Wi-Fi. This tablet is ideal for satisfying the entertainment needs of consumers.
Details on MSI's upcoming exhibition:
MSI exhibition area: Booth L607, 4th floor, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, (May 31-June 4)