• Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
(MSI recommends upgrade to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional)

• 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
• nVIDIA Geforce GT520M graphic card provides great detail images quality
• 14" LCD monitor
• The super extended battery provides more than 7.5 hours of power
• Time stamp automatically backs up and restores information
• Smart brightness adjustment for optimal lighting
• Open cover boot up- go from power off to power on by simply opening the cover
• Power witness indicates power capacity




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.



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  • 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
  • Display
    14" HD (1366*768) LED backlight
  • Graphics
    Nvidia GeForce GT 520M
  • Graphics VRAM
    DDR3 1GB
  • Storage
    640GB/500GB/320GB SATA 5400rpm
  • Optical Drive
    DVD Super Multi
  • Audio
    2 (2WX2)
  • Webcam
  • Card Reader
  • LAN
    Gigabit LAN
  • Wireless LAN
    802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
  • D-Sub (VGA)
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0 port
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Mic-in/Headphone-out
  • Keyboard
    87 keys
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery
    6 Cell
  • Dimension
    343 x 240 x 25.1~31.2 mm
  • Weight (KG)


  1. All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Product specification, function, and appearance may vary based on different CPU and chipset. For detailed specifications, please consult the product specifications page.