CX480

MSI recommends Windows.

Overview

 

 

 


Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

 
 

Sophisticated Design

Continuing in the tradition of the MSI CSeries of laptop computers, the CX480boasts a classic design. The chic yet unpretentiouschassisis black, white, and blue set off by brush metal trim. When you open the cover, you discover that the power button, LEDindicator lights, SRSspeakers, and the ALS sensor are ingeniously integrated inconspicuously into the overall design. 

Multi-Color Choice 

 

 

 

    Shimmering touchpad High-end recessed speakers
 

Hidden power key

 

 

 

                

 

 


Double protection for peace of mind


The CX480 feature MSI’s own integrated software (Time Stamp technology) and hardware shock protection, providing two layers of data defense.
 

Time stamp automatically backs up and restores information

 
 
 

We've found ourselves scratching our heads after experiencing situations like these—your computer starts lugging; you get a virus from a download; you lose a file you forgot to save.
 
The CX480 come with MSI’s Time Stamp which solves all problems dealing with data back up and restoration with one button. Preventing data loss couldn’t be simpler.

*Time will vary with amount of data being backed up or restored.

 

Rock-solid hard drive protection 

To safeguard against damage due to drops, the hard drive is placed in the safest place in the laptop and then packed in reinforced protection to form a sort of “air bag,” providing solid protection. 
 

 


 
 

Smart Brightness Adjustment for Optimal Lighting 
 
The CX480 automatically adjust screen brightness and power expended in accordance with the lighting in the surroundings, making computer use easier on your eyes, while minimizing power expended.
 


   


Variations in screen brightness of other NBs are very obvious, while the CX480’s screen is much more subtle, making fine adjustments with minor changes in ambient lighting.


             

 


User Friendly, Easy to Use Design
 

Seamless Boot-Up 

 

You can go from power off to power on by simply opening up the cover. Doing so initiates the smart boot up without you ever pressing the power button. 


Friendly Function Key


Function Smart System

The CX480 differ from other laptops in that they sport intuitive function keys to make it easier to turn on/off or make adjustments using frequently used functions. (E.g., adjusting screen brightness or volume, turning on/off the webcam, wireless network, mute, and standby).

 

 

 

 


Instant Scenario Change

Press the Fn key twice consecutively to quickly and easily change default wallpaper to go with different use scenarios (work, meeting, personal, home). Now, you can personalize your screen to match the task at hand.

 
 
 

 

Dust Proof Design- USB3.0 & HDMI 

MSI placed a cover over the HDMI and USB 3.0 slots to protect them when they are not in use, not only keeping dust out, but also giving the exterior of the CX480 cleaner, more minimalisticlines.

              


 
Extended Battery, Power Sipping 

Power Witness

Four LED indicator lights are located next to the power switch to inform you about battery power levels. The design keeps you informed about how much power you have left—four lights indicatea full charge, fewer lights denote less battery power.

 

Power Saving

The super extended 6-cell battery provides more than 7.5 hours* of power.
* May vary by actual usage conditions

 

Battery Recharges in Half the Time

The CX480 recharges twice as fast as other notebooks, reaching 80% in just one hour.

 
   
   

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 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i3 Processor
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
(MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)
Chipset Intel® HM65
Memory DDR3 1333, Max: 8GB
LCD Size 14" HD (1366*768) LED backlight
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 520M
Graphics VRAM DDR3 1GB
HDD (GB) 640GB/500GB/320GB SATA 5400rpm
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Audio 2 (2WX2)
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader SD/SDHC/SDXC, MS/MS Pro/HG
LAN Gigabit LAN
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 2
USB 3.0 port 1(optional)
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Keyboard 87 keys
AC Adapter 90W
Battery 6 Cell
Dimension 343 x 240 x 25.1~31.2 mm
Weight (KG) 2.2

 

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

 

Awards

BIOS

!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 Fix issue: Cannot use USB keyboard in dos.
Version 2.11
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-01-18
Download download File Size 1.47 MB
Note

Driver

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 6.0.1.6397
Type Audio Release Date 2011-12-20
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 101.35 MB
Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset
Description
Version 9.2.0.1030
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.52 MB
Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset
Description
Version 9.2.0.1030
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.52 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30127
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-07-14
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 9.49 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30127
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-07-14
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 9.49 MB
Intel HD Graphics Family_Intel Sandy Bridge
Description
Version 8.15.10.2462
Type VGA Release Date 2012-01-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 67.65 MB
Intel HD Graphics Family_Intel Sandy Bridge
Description
Version 8.15.10.2462
Type VGA Release Date 2012-01-09
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 84.91 MB
NVidia GeFroce GT520M with DDR3 1GB VRAM
Description
Version 8.17.12.6901
Type VGA Release Date 2011-07-28
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 116.94 MB
NVidia GeFroce GT520M with DDR3 1GB VRAM
Description
Version 8.17.12.6901
Type VGA Release Date 2011-07-27
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 154.04 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.040.0126.2011
Type LAN Release Date 2011-07-14
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.47 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 9.1.0.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2011-09-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 16.28 MB
Atheros AR5B195 Wireless Lan - WB214E-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + Bluetooth
WLAN Driver: V9.2.0.310
BT Driver: V7.2.0.65

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.2.0.310
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 131.85 MB
Atheros AR5B195 Wireless Lan - WB214E-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + Bluetooth
WLAN Driver: V9.2.0.310
BT Driver: V7.2.0.65

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.2.0.310
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 131.85 MB
Azurewave Combo Card_NB037-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + bluetooth
WLAN: V9.0.0.222
BT: V6.29.725.302
BT Profile: V7.2.0.45

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.0.0.222
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 139.56 MB
Azurewave Combo Card_NB037-16Y1/14Y1
Description wifi + bluetooth
WLAN: V9.0.0.222
BT: V6.29.725.301
BT Profile: V7.2.0.45

You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.0.0.222
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 139.56 MB
Chicony Wireless Lan_ XW204E-16Y1/14Y1
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.1.0.309
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 6.41 MB
Chicony Wireless Lan_ XW204E-16Y1/14Y1
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/pic/faq/10011971@2011-0718-1113-044375@faq_0000000000316_en.pdf
Version 9.1.0.309
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-02-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 6.41 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 10.1.0.1008
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.3 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 10.1.0.1008
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0.36 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 7.0.0.1144
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2011-02-16
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 4.71 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 7.0.0.1144
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2011-02-16
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 4.71 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
Fresco USB 3.0 driver
Description
Version 3.0.110.12
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2011-07-14
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 7.56 MB
Sentelic touchpad patch
Description Please update touchpad driver to version: 9.1.0.6 and then execute this patch. Please extract the file and then double click on P019_patch.exe. (If User Account Control windows pops up, please click on "Yes".)
Version N/A
Type Touchpad patch Release Date 2011-09-07
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.03 MB

Utility

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.
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
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
WinDVD
Description WinDVD
Version 10.0.5.872
Type Utility Release Date 2011-07-15
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 140.44 MB
Note
PHotkey
Description PHotkey
Version 1.00.0009
Type Utility Release Date 2011-07-15
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.57 MB
Note
TimeStamp(20110711)
Description Please be noted that the older version of Time Stamp must be removed before you install a new one. Once Time Stamp is removed, all backup data preserved by it will be erased as well and you will not be able to recover system back to those backups again.
Version 20110711
Type Utility Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 228.41 MB
Note
Winflash V2.29.0.3
Description Winflash V2.29.0.3
Version 2.29.0.3
Type Utility Release Date 2011-05-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.37 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.

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Western Europe

FAQ

Release Date Title
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, 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.
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 Where can I find the power button?
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 How do I use Timestamp?
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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