CX720

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview

 

 
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 

 

The Joy of Stylish  Design

Classic Twill-Star Design


MSI's concise and refined classic twill-star 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.
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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.

 


The Joy of Multi-media Entertainment

 

 

Built-In Discrete Graphic Card 


CX720 adopt Nvidia GeForce 310M Graphic card with DDR3 1GB VRAM, providing you better gaming and smoother Win7 experience, providing support for millions of colors, brilliant details and breathtakingly vivid effects.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.





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 V2.0+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.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Exclusive GPU Boost Technology (UMA Switchable)

MSI notebook incorporates exclusive GPU Boost Technology, to easily achieve the perfect balance of performance and battery life for your needs.
When you need to run graphics-intensive applications, the system will automatically detect and switch on the discrete GPU mode, fully unleashing the graphic might.
When handling routine tasks, the system will shift to the battery mode using the system’s integrated graphics to extend the battery life.
Flexible GPU Boost Technology allows you to transparently gain the benefits of both GPU in the msi notebook, whatever you’re actually doing.

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 Intel Arrandale Core I series
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)
Chipset Intel® HM55
Memory DDR3 1066, Max: 8GB
LCD Size 17.3" HD+ 1600x900 (16:9)
Graphics NVidia® GeFroce 310M
Graphics VRAM DDR3 1GB
HDD (GB) 2.5“ 320/ 500GB SATA
Optical Drive Super-Multi
Audio 2 Speakers+1 subwoofer
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader XD/MS/SD/MMC
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 4
eSATA 1
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1
Keyboard 103 keys
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 6 cells
Dimension 414(L) X 267(D) X 37.2(H)mm
Weight (KG) 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.Info
Date: 2010-00
Title: Bronze Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands Antilles

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 CPU frequency issue.
Version 1.05
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-08-30
Download download File Size 1.45 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.
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
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6167
Type Audio Release Date 2010-11-16
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 97.37 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6167
Type Audio Release Date 2010-11-16
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 97.37 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 67.95 MB
ENE Card Reader
Description
Version 5.89.0.71
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-08-13
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.15 MB
ENE Card Reader
Description
Version 5.89.0.71
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-08-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.15 MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Description
Version 8.17.12.6669
Type VGA Release Date 2011-03-16
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 155.47 MB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M
Description
Version 8.17.12.6669
Type VGA Release Date 2011-03-16
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 117.47 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA HD
Description
Version 8.15.10.2253
Type VGA Release Date 2011-01-20
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 55.12 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA HD
Description
Version 8.15.10.2253
Type VGA Release Date 2011-01-20
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 58.91 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.023.0623.2010
Type LAN Release Date 2011-01-03
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 10.8 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.023.0623.2010
Type LAN Release Date 2011-01-03
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 10.8 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.2.98.0
Type Modem Release Date 2010-07-29
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.45 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.2.98.0
Type Modem Release Date 2010-07-01
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.45 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
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 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
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 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
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 14.0.2.2
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-04-29
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 138.68 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
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 14.0.2.2
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2011-04-29
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 138.68 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6891
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 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-09-30
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6890/6891
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 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-09-30
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6899
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 3.0.11.0
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-08-03
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6899
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 3.0.11.0
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-08-03
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.1.0.1006
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2012-05-04
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 11.33 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.1.0.1006
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2012-05-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.33 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 6.0.0.1184
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2010-03-22
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 11.37 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 6.0.0.1184
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2010-03-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.37 MB
Camera Firmware
Description NB Camera Firmware V0309
1. Fix the screen display upside down issue when the resolution bigger than 800x600.
2. Fix no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-07-29
OS
Download download 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

Utility

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.
System Control Manager (SCM) for Win7
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.210.0226.006.08
Type Utility Release Date 2010-07-29
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.45 MB
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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

!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 NB EC Firmware
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2010-07-29
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
Note

FAQ

Release Date Title
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 will display error message “VGA need to have at least 128MB memory” and can't enter the game.
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.
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 When I use Sentelic touchpad, the horizontal scrolling function is missing while using certain programs, such as firefox and excel 2000.
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.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 The CPU would reach to full speed, but it won't operate higher than 913MHZ, if system power on with AC and battery together then unplug AC, remain DC only.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 PCIE express card hot plug failed. When you plug in the card there’s no response, but when you reboot the notebook the card is recognized.
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 Scroll function on Sentelic touch pad.
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 Webcam display is upside down at the resolution 800x600/1024x768/1280x1024 under Windows 7 32/64bit. However, the default resolution 640x480 or lower values will not have this problem.
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, 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 How can I know what CPU can my motherboard support?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 When I overclock my CPU with Corecenter to FSB 210, why WCPUID still show my CPU as FSB 200?
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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