CR420

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

Basic Specifications

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)
Chipset Intel® HM55
Memory DDR3 800/1066, Max: 4GB
LCD Size 14" 1366x768 HD
Graphics Intel® HD Graphic
Graphics VRAM share with system memory
HDD (GB) 2.5" 160GB/250GB/320GB/500GB SATA
Optical Drive Super-Multi
Audio 2 High Quality Stereo Speakers
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader SD/MMC/MS/XD
LAN 10/100
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 3
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Modem port 1
Keyboard 87 keys
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 6/9 cells
Dimension 344.4(L) X 212(D) X 13.5-28(H)mm
Weight (KG) 2

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Detail Specifications

 

 
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 

 

The Joy of Stylish Design

Classic Cross-Hatch Design


MSI's concise and refined classic cross-hatch design uses high-tech color film print technology for a dazzling look. The sparkling, scratch-resistant enamel provides a high degree of rigidity. Under different light sources, this finish will emit a multitude of color variations that create sparkling visual effects and evoke a minimalist undertone of taste and style.

 

 

 

 

Easy-to-Carry Thin and Light Design

Abandoning the stereotype of thick-and-heavy traditional notebook, msi new C Series offers thinner and lighter solution for more convenient usage. Furthermore, it is easier for you to take it on the move.

 

 

MSI Chiclet Keyboard

The stylish chiclet keyboard design reduces typing errors and increasing comfort, when compared to regular keyboards. In addition, the chiclet keyboard is designed to damp key-press sounds. Whether typing or gaming, the chiclet keyboard means you no longer have to fret about disturbing those around you with keyboard clicks and clatter.

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Color Design

Exclusive MSI classic colors allow you to effortlessly show off your more noteworthy traits. Succinct and fashionable silver clearly distinguish unique personality traits.

 

The Joy of Multi-media Entertainment

 


16:9 Theatrical Aspect Ratio

Comparing the 16:10 screens of the regular notebook computers to the 16:9 golden theatrical ratio of the MSI Notebook, the visual span has been extended by 14%. The black bars on the top and bottom of the screen can be avoided, very suitable for playing High Definition movies so you may watch it from any angle and truly enjoy the advanced imagery.

 


New Intel Wireless Display

Intel Wireless Display is a wireless display transfer technology recently unveiled by Intel. It currently supports resolutions up to 720p. Wireless Display allows your HDTV to show high definition images or videos from your laptop computer via an external wireless transfer box. Now, it’s a cinch to enjoy high definition videos on your television set.

 

 

 

High-Definition Multimedia Interface

HDMI not only enables 5Gbps data transfers, but also eliminates the need for signal conversion, ensuring the best quality video.

 

The Joy of Instant Communication

 



High Resolution Webcam and MIC
 
Built-in high-resolution webcam and MIC allow you to communicate with ease! Ready for image recording means you can share your video experiences without missing a beat!

WLAN+BT for Roaming Wireless Access Anywhere
 
Wireless LAN makes you to access the internet wirelessly at any time. The all-new Bluetooth V2.1+EDR allows transmissions at 3X the standard rate so you can blaze a trail on the internet!
 

 

 

MSI Exclusive Innovation

Exclusive Eco Engine Power Management System

msi Notebook selects the brand new ECO Engine as the power management function to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks; simply touch the ECO quick launch touch sensor to switch among the 5 different modes - Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Battery mode.

 

 

 

 

 

Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, and Core Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. For more information about the Intel processor feature rating, please refer to www.intel.com/go/rating. 

MSI Reminds You...
1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specifications with your local dealers.
2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Silver Award - HWM
Date: 2010-00
Title: Silver Award
Review: -
Media: HWM
Country: Indonesia
2010 First Half Year Hit Product - Danawa
Date: 2010-00
Title: 2010 First Half Year Hit Product
Review: >Open
Media: Danawa
Country: Mauritius
Recommended Award - Chip Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: Chip Magazine
Country: Malawi
Recommended Award - Chip Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: Chip Magazine
Country: Malawi

BIOS

*Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only. System will restart several times to update ME firmware after updated system BIOS. Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until ME update sucessfully. *Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS. SOP Download: BIOS & ME update SOP *MSI recommend you to update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU. **Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8. OS: Windows 7 OS: Windows XP

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description 1. Fix the problem that system stops on the MSI post logo for a long time when USB mouse plugged in.
Version 1.1D
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-11-11
Download download File Size 1.41 MB
Note About how to flash the BIOS, please refer to BIOS flash SOP
click here

Live Update 5

DISCLAIMER:
Live Update 5 utility is only intended for MSI Desktop PC related products (motherboards and graphics cards) usage. This utility doesn’t support any MSI Notebook (NB and Tablet PC) or AIO product, while installed might experience unexpected errors. If it happens that you have installed Live Update 5 on your Notebook or AIO system, please uninstall it then perform system restart.

Live Update 5 is a powerful update tool with user-friendly interface, provides an automatic scan and download for your MSI products. Using this service to keep your system in the most updated environment.

Live Update 5 supports the following MSI product lines and items:
Motherboards: Drivers/BIOS/Utilities;
Graphics Cards: Drivers/BIOS

Click here to read the instruction

Driver

Win7 64

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Driver Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note none

Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Easy Face(XP 32,11036)
Description
Version 1.1.0.36
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 15.87 MB
Note
Easy Face(W7 64,11036)
Description
Version 1.1.0.36
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 15.87 MB
Note
Easy Face(W7 32,11036)
Description
Version 1.1.0.36
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 15.87 MB
Note
Easy Face (Win64)
Description Photo Utility
Version 1.1.0.34
Type Utility Release Date 2011-02-21
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 15.87 MB
Note
System Control Manager (SCM 007)
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.210.0617.007
Type Utility Release Date 2010-09-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.47 MB
Note
Intel Wireless Display
Description Intel Wireless Display (For Intel Wireless Lan card only)
Version 1.2.20.0
Type Utility Release Date 2010-09-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 88.59 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application (Win7 32)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application
Description Webcam Application (XP32)
Version 1.0.0.0717
Type Utility Release Date 2008-11-26
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 4.08 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Arabic 2.89 MB download 2010-01-15
Bosnian 0.76 MB download 2010-01-15
Bulgarian 0.79 MB download 2010-01-15
Croatian 0.78 MB download 2010-01-15
Czech 2.58 MB download 2010-01-15
Danish 0.73 MB download 2010-01-15
English 2.48 MB download 2010-01-15
Finnish 0.73 MB download 2010-01-15
French 2.51 MB download 2010-01-15
German 2.54 MB download 2010-01-15
Hebrew 2.54 MB download 2010-01-15
Hungarian 2.55 MB download 2010-01-15
Indonesian 2.5 MB download 2010-01-15
Italian 2.53 MB download 2010-01-15
Japanese 2.57 MB download 2010-01-15
Korean 2.55 MB download 2010-01-15
Multi-Language 2.12 MB download 2010-01-15
Nederlands 0.73 MB download 2010-01-15
Persian 2.64 MB download 2010-01-15
Polish 2.62 MB download 2010-01-15
Portuguese 2.52 MB download 2010-01-15
Portuguese Brazil 2.5 MB download 2010-01-15
Romanian 1.2 MB download 2010-01-15
Russian 2.61 MB download 2010-01-15
Serbian 0.79 MB download 2010-01-15
Simplified Chinese 2.96 MB download 2010-01-15
Slovak 1.18 MB download 2010-01-15
Slovenian 0.73 MB download 2010-01-15
Spanish 2.72 MB download 2010-01-15
Swedish 0.71 MB download 2010-01-15
Thai 2.53 MB download 2010-01-15
Traditional Chinese 2.87 MB download 2010-01-15
Turkish 2.63 MB download 2010-01-15
Ukrainian 2.66 MB download 2010-01-15

Firmware

!Special Note:

The DEVICE FIRMWARES contained here are exclusively for MSI product only. MSI assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download firmware from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the firmware update. To avoid firmware update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


Update firmware will wipe all data on tablet. MSI strongly recommends that user should prepare a backup before proceeding with firmware upgrade.

We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Camera Firmware
Description NB Camera Firmware V0308
Fix no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2010-07-29
Download download File Size 0.27 MB
Note
NB EC Firmware
Description Fixed SCM sometimes do not show icon in Windows XP while plug in/out AC.
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2010-06-11
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
Note

Quick Guide

\"!\"Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Multi-Language 13.76 MB download 2011-04-14

CPU Support

FAQ

Release Date Title
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 Webcam cannot be detected by system with BIOS version 10A.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 If SD card is inserted, the system will hang up in Windows 7 boot logo occasionally during Windows 7 OS loading.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 After active the Camera device, the device is normal on device manger, but there is no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 I got max 150 MBit connection on Ralink RT3090 WLAN, shouldn’t the N-Draft be 300 MBit ? And XP and WIN7 both get the same result.
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 The screen is flickering whenever playing a video file.
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 Why my WLAN will disconnect automatically when watching online video streaming (for about 2 minutes) under XP. My notebook has equipped with MS-6891 WLAN card and website is www.pms.co.kr.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 Why does the system occasionally hang up in Windows 7 boot logo during Windows 7 OS loading after I inserted SD card? Note: Issue will happen even when you restart your system.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 Why the system sometimes occurring hangs up when you close the lid forcibly or knock the lid?
Thu, 20 May 2010 The panel display flickers in the process of switching ECO mode from “ECO off” to “Gaming mode” under Windows 7 environment.
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I find MSI office near my country?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 What OS can MSI Media Center or MSI Media Center Deluxe II support?
Common FAQ
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 Intel Onboard VGA doesn't show display when i5-2380P CPU is used.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 SLI doens't work with Sandy bridge CPU (ex. i7-2600K) but works with Ivy Bridge (i7-3770).
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 Does my motherboard is able to install the MSI Control Center II utility?
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 Why can't I use my USB Keyboard under DOS mode?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 Could I install Windws 8 64bit system using 3TB HDD as one partition??
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 My operation system is XP and was installed in IDE mode. Can I change my SATA mode to AHCI mode?
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 Could you please tell me how to check the LAN speed of the motherboard?
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 When I install 1600Mhz memory and the system only run at 1333Mhz, what can I do?
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 Does this Motheboard supports XMP function?
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 I installed 4GB memory but the total memory size just show up 2GB under BIOS page?
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