CR650

MSI recommends Windows 8.

Overview

 

 


 

 


Amazing Sharp and Clear HD Experience

MSI notebook powered by latest AMD E-Series Processor delivers Full HD multimedia entertainment

 


 

 

Just One Touch to Enjoy Your Personal Theater

SRS PC Sound™-certified Audio Performance
The 360° surround-sound acoustics of the CR650’S headphone audio give music a like-it’s-live presence and sense of space, so you can enjoy perfect listening wherever you happen to be. Together with the 15.6” widescreen display, the superb sound makes the CR650 your own private theater. The SRS PC Sound™-certified audio performance ensures you enjoy an utterly captivating aural experience.

 

 

 

Exclusive Cinema Pro Technology

Cinema Pro Technology offers consumers the finest movie viewing experience. Just need to push the Cinema Pro button, all kind of media players will automatically open. The quality on screen will be more detailed for providing the finest sensory of the theaters.

 

The Joy of Stylish Design

Looming Design

MSI's concise and refined looming design uses high-tech color film print technology for a dazzling look. CR650 offers you a choice of two colors: Looming Silver or Looming Red. 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.

 

 

MSI Exclusive Innovation

Excusive MSI S-Bar

MSI's exclusive S-Bar user-friendly design lets you control all system functions in a digital multimedia lifestyle with a simple click of the mouse, such as secondary programs, application software, power conservation tools, performance boosters, MSI's exclusive audio/video software, webcams, projector switches, wireless networks, volume settings, screen brightness, and standby status. All of these, among a variety of other functions, can be simply and easily accomplished to meet all functional demands of multimedia.

 

 

 

Exclusive MSI EasyFace 2.0(Face Identification software) inside



With this Exclusive MSI EasyFace 2.0 software, you do not need to remember your different passwords anymore! After setting your face data, only show your face in front of your webcam, MSI notebook automatically help you to log-in your system, favor websites, and Window Live Messenger.

 

 



Exclusive MSI i-Charger technology

In an era in which multimedia devices, such as mobile phones, iPad, and portable music players…etc., are becoming increasingly common; CR650 will come equipped with MSI’s exclusive i-Charger technology, which pumps more current through USB ports to greatly enhance recharge efficiency. Furthermore, CR650 can recharge as much as three times faster, giving your multimedia devices less down time.

The Joy of Instant Communication

 


Built-in 720P HD Webcam
Genuine 720p high-definition (HD) video quality to 30fps (30 continuous images per second Allowing smooth, natural progression without jerkiness; ordinary webcams only offer 8fps). This guarantees truly clear and smooth video and picture quality and exceptional audio effects. In addition, the 16:9 HD wide-screen video display can be used with all kinds of social networking media, allowing optimum high-quality video communication and production of HD videos for the enjoyment of friends and family.


 


High Definition Multimedia Interface
The CR650’S HDMI output not only delivers super-fast 5GB per second data rates, but it also reduces cable clutter, while ensuring the best possible video quality.


 


WLAN for Roaming Wireless Access Anywhere
With its 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN a, the CR650 provides a versatile way to connect to, browse, and retrieve data on both your own devices and the online universe.


 

 

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.

 

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.

Specifications

CPU AMD Dual Core E-Series Processor
OS Windows 8
Chipset A50M FCH
Memory DDR3, Max: 8GB
LCD Size 15.6" HD 1366x768 LCD
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 6320/6310
HDD (GB) 320/ 500/640GB
Optical Drive Super-multi
Audio 2 Theater Class Speakers
Webcam HD Webcam
Card Reader SD/SDHC/MMC/MS
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port

3

USB 3.0 port

Optional

Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Keyboard 103 keys
AC Adapter 40W
Battery 6 cells
Dimension 383x249.5x33.4~37.6mm
Weight (KG) 2.3

 

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

 

Awards

 Bronze Award - Hardware Test
Date: 2011-00
Title: Bronze Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware Test
Country: Denmark
Bronze Award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2011-00
Title: Bronze Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands
msi-award
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Value Award
Review: -
Media: ComputerDIY Magazine
Country: Taiwan
Best Buy Award - Pctuner.net
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: >Open
Media: Pctuner.net
Country: Italy
Innovation Award - notebook-center.ru
Date: 2011-00
Title: Innovation Award
Review: >Open
Media: notebook-center.ru
Country: Ukraine
4 out of 5 Stars Award - Laptop Magazine
Date: 2011-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: Laptop Magazine
Country: United States

BIOS

Win8 64,Win7 64

!Special Note:

The BIOS files provided here are exclusive only for MSI-branded Notebook PCs and not compatible with any MSI Whitebook/Whitebrand barebones. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage caused by improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!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.

- If the notebook you purchased has Win7 Bios installed, please DON'T attempt to update using Windows 8 bios (or vice versa). Failure to abide may result in bricking your system.

- Although there's a bios detection program written to protect user from cross flashing the bios (Win7 to Win8 bios or vice versa), still DON'T experiment. Failure to abide may result in breaking your system.

For Windows 8:

1. To know how to update BIOS under EFI BIOS utility, please click here.
2. To know about how to update win8 BIOS under EFI Shell mode, please click here.


For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
a. 1) To know about how to update BIOS Firmware under DOS mode, please click here
2) Please execute "flash.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade BIOS Firmware.

b. To know about how to update BIOS under windows 7, please click here (Only for CR640 / CX640 / CX640MX / CX480)


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description Fixed the issue that the brand name of the processor is not correct if E2-2000 APU installed.
Version 50C
Type BIOS Release Date 2013-01-30
Download download File Size 1.69 MB
OS Win8 64
Note For Windows 8
Description Fixed system has no display if APU C70 installed.
Version 119
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-09-30
Download download File Size 1.06 MB
OS Win7 64
Note For Windows 7

Driver

Win8 64,Win7 64,Win7 32

!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.

To enjoy MSI notebook technology, please install MSI System Control Manager or S-Bar to enable MSI exclusive hotkey function. MSI System Control Manager and S-Bar can be downloaded from Utility web page under Download menu. The utility for each notebook will vary between different models. Please install the utility dedicated for your notebook.


For WindPad:

1)Driver SOP explanation


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6728
Type Audio Release Date 2013-03-28
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 131.77 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6267
Type Audio Release Date 2011-02-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 106.6 MB
ATI Brazos Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
“For the latest AMD graphics (beta) driver, please visit: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx"
Version 8.982.7
Type Chipset Release Date 2012-11-28
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 211.42 MB
ATI Brazos Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
“For the latest AMD graphics (beta) driver, please visit: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx"
Version 8.93
Type Chipset Release Date 2012-02-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 204.33 MB
ATI Brazos Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
“For the latest AMD graphics (beta) driver, please visit: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx"
Version 8.93
Type Chipset Release Date 2012-02-09
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 204.33 MB
AzureWave Bluetooth: AW-NB114H
Description
Version 1.3.728.3
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2013-07-04
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 52.68 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.8400.39030
Type Card Reader Release Date 2012-08-24
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 10.65 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.10008
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-02-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 8.12 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.10008
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-02-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 8.12 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 8.2.612.2012
Type LAN Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 5.61 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.043.0321.2011
Type LAN Release Date 2011-02-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.51 MB
Elantech Multi Touchpad
Description
Version 11.13.0.2
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 130.25 MB
Elantech Multi Touchpad
Description
Version 8.0.5.4
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-05-03
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 60.64 MB
Elantech Multi Touchpad
Description
Version 8.0.5.4
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-05-03
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 60.64 MB
TWINHAN Wireless LAN
Description
Version 8.0.0.376
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2014-04-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 32.2 MB
RealTeK Wireless Lan _AW-NE139H
Description
Version 2007.2.0706.2012
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 31.87 MB
AzureWave Wireless LAN _ AW-139H
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 1005.27.0928.2011
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 28.19 MB
AzureWave Wireless LAN _ AW-139H
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 1005.27.0928.2011
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 28.19 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-06-24
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-06-01
OS Win7 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
NEC USB3.0 Driver
Description
Version 2.1.16.0
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2014-02-21
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 15.65 MB
NEC USB 3.0 driver
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Radio Switch
Description
Version 1.0.7112.20593
Type Radio Switch Release Date 2012-11-09
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 0.78 MB

Utility

Win8.1 64,Win8 64,Win7 64,Win7 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.
SCM
Description
Version 13.013.09262
Type Utility Release Date 2013-10-21
OS Win8.1 64
Download download File Size 3.39 MB
Note
SCM
Description
Version 10.013.06287
Type Utility Release Date 2013-07-08
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 3.4 MB
Note
Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 Blu-ray patch
Description This patch solved the error of playing Blu-ray DISC:

The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is at risk. Check your anti-virus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling CyberLink PowerDVD.
Version DVD130329-01
Type Utility Release Date 2013-04-12
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 125.84 MB
Note
S-Bar 2.0
Description
Version 20.012.11099
Type Utility Release Date 2012-12-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 4.99 MB
Note
Battery Calibration
Description
Version 1.0.1208.0301
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-26
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 2.55 MB
Note
SCM (Only for Windows 8 upgraded from Windows 7.)
Description Note: Please reboot and press DEL key to enter the BIOS. Make sure the EC version in the System Information page. If your EC version is 4xx, please install this version of SCM.
Version 10.212.11060
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-26
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 4.28 MB
Note
Super Charger
Description First release.
Version 1.2.006
Type Utility Release Date 2012-09-11
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 3.55 MB
Note
Easy Viewer(w7 32,1309)
Description
Version 1.3.0.9
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 20.36 MB
Note
Cinema Pro II (W7 32/64,1.0.0.10)
Description Cinema Player
Version 1.0.0.10
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.69 MB
Note
iCharger (W7 32/64,1.0.104)
Description iPad Charger
Version 1.0.104
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.52 MB
Note
Battery Caliration(W7 32/64,1.0.1012.0301)
Description
Version 1.0.1012.0301
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.69 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.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.

Asia

Eastern Europe

Global / America

Western Europe

Firmware

Win8 64

!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.
- If the notebook has Windows 7 EC firmware installed, please DON'T attempt to update your EC firmware to Windows 8 version since it will cause some function keys (Fn) and hotkeys to work abnormally. If in case you flash your system EC to Win8 version, then kindly revert back to Win7 EC version.

For Windows 8:
To know about how to update win8 EC under windows mode, please click here.

For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
1) To know about how to update EC Firmware under DOS mode, please click here.
2) Please execute "ecall.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade EC Firmware.
We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
NB EC Firmware
Description First release.
Version For Win8: 502
Type Firmware Release Date 2012-09-11
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
OS Win8 64
Note For Win8
NB EC Firmware
Description Modify usb3.0 function to solve lost power problem.
Version For Win7: 4.14
Type Firmware Release Date 2011-06-15
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
OS
Note For Win7
NB DVD Firmware
Description for DVD GT40N only.
Version SL02
Type Firmware Release Date 2011-03-30
Download download File Size 1.01 MB
OS
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 14.41 MB download 2011-04-14

FAQ

Release Date Title
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 Why I can see fuzzy and blurry text when I run some applications under Windows 8.1 system?
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 How to use my recovery disk or USB flash drive to recover the system?
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 When WINDOWS 8 OS is in idle mode, HDD usage often reaches 100%.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, why can’t I press F3 to do recovery? How can I Reset my laptop?
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 Camera APP in Start screen will freeze if I press Fn+F6 to enable/disable camera function.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, when I click Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) icon on the taskbar with right button of mouse and then select "Open Application", I am prompted by an error message.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, why do I get an error message telling me that my drive is locked when trying to refresh system by pressing F3 key to do recovery?
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 It shows "Cannot start BlueStacks", whether click StartBluestacks on the desktop or Apps shortcut.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 WinZip cannot be found or it is an incorrect version after system upgrades to Windows 8.1, it recurs after reboot and shutdown.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 All of function keys suddenly stop working on Win8 system. Additionally, SCM (System Control Manager) doesn’t work and SCM's icon disappears on system tray. Under this situation, it might cause that Wi-Fi LED light and Bluetooth LED light could not work well.
Fri, 03 May 2013 When I try to play Blu-ray with PowerDVD Cyberlink, I got the error message: "The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is is at risk. Check your anti-virus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling CyberLink PowerDVD.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 While I clicked Skype and other applications downloaded from WINDOWS 8 Store under WINDOWS Style UI, these applications window would immediately close without notice.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 After install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, the system pops up an error message "S-bar is stopping working" when start up the system.
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 I usually got very laggy results even with very fast internet connection when my webcam resolution is set to 720P during video streaming / video calls while better quality results to lower resolution. Moreover, the webcam is advertised to support 720P @ 30FPS in the website. (For laptop that equipped with HD webcam module)
Fri, 03 Jun 2011 Will Easyface work after resume from ScreeSaver? Or it only works on Window login?
Fri, 03 Jun 2011 Does I-charger application have to work on particular USB port? When IPAD is connected, is there any display to show the charge status?
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 What is CR650 UMA graphic shared memory size?
Common FAQ
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 If static electricity is produced when user and notebook are in contact. How do we prevent and avoid electrostatic discharge damage?
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 When I am using the system built-in microphone for sound recording, sometimes I cannot even hear the playback.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 What kind of adaptor is used to connect S/PDIF-Out?
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 How to install Windows XP when AHCI is enabled?
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 After install device drivers from MSI Vista driver CD, you may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista activation was not previously required.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 On Windows 7 32/64 bit with external display, Windows Taskbar may show on the Primary display while desktop icons show on the extended screen.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 Sometimes it takes more than 3 minutes to enter or leave Windows 7 OS.
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 After letting the machine sit idle for 10 or more minutes, you may notice that the task-bar does not pop up when moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen, or the start menu does not appear when using the windows key. After approximately 30 seconds, Windows will return to normal operation. The scenario happens in Windows 7 with following settings: Task-bar set to auto-hide, Turn off the display power option is set to 1 minute, Put the computer to sleep power option is set to never, No open windows on the desktop.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 My notebook has preload hard disk image. When my system hard disk encounters non-recoverable problems, how can I perform the F3 System Recovery Function?(Windows 7)
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 Immediately after you log on to Windows 7, you will see the following Windows Activation window: Windows is not genuine Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows. 0x80070005 You may also notice the following symptoms: The computer desktop background is black, and you receive the following error message on the bottom right corner of the screen: “This copy of Windows is not genuine” You receive the following error message when you view the System Properties: (Control Panel / System and Security / System) “You must activate today. Activate Windows now” If you try to use slmgr.vbs /dlv to view the licensing status, you receive the following message: Error: 0x80070005 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges Note: This error message may also occur when a command that is being executed requires an elevated command prompt and is unrelated to the issue discussed here.
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