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2009-11-25T13:38:47Z
Here lately, MSI has been expanding its product line by introducingall-in-one PCs and gaming motherboards. In fact, it has been quiteawhile since we've seen a new X-Slim notebook, though MSI did manage topop quite a few out during the earlier quarters of this year. Now, theX-Slim 430 is making its debut, but rather than utilizing one ofIntel's CULV chips, this one is actually looking to AMD for theprocessing power.

The Ultra-thin machine sports a 14" display, AMD's 2nd-generationultrathin platform, Windows 7 and MSI's own ECO engine, which stepsdown power usage depending on the application. Within, you'll find adual-core Athlon Neo X2 CPU, a Blu-ray drive (optional/external),HDMI/VGA outputs, two USB 2.0 sockets, a multi-format card reader,Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. There's also a 1.3MP camera, a1366x768 display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 GPU, 2GB of RAM and yourchoice of a 4- or 8-cell battery. There's no mention of a price orrelease date yet, but we'd say it'll probably be out before Christmasif the folks at MSI know what's good for 'em.



High Performance, Low Power Consumption Dual-Core Processor
With Dual-Core Processor:The X430 features AMD's second generation ultrathin platform that usesthe AMD Athlon™ Neo X2 dual-core processor. This processor providesultra-thin, power-saving notebook computers with even greaterprocessing power that not only offers power consumption of only 18W, a60% reduction in consumption compared to traditional processors, butalso AMD PowerNow!™ and ATI PowerPlay™ technology, which allowsprocessing and display systems to automatically regulate processorspeed and voltage according to individual program requirements,resulting in a significant increase in battery usage.

MSI's Exclusive ECO Engine Technology:WIth MSI's exclusive ECO Engine technology, the X430 can use 5 uniquepower management modes (Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Document, or TurboBattery) to extend battery endurance! A New Generation of OutstandingVisual Performance

HD & DirectX 10 Technologies:The MSI X-Slim X430 not only uses AMD's newest dual-core processor, italso features the newest RS780MN and SB710 chipsets that support HD andDirectX 10 technologies and provides outstanding visual performance.

Cinematic 16:9 LED Backlit Display:TheX430's cinematic 16:9 LED backlit display offers a brightness of 220cd/m2 that displays images with increased clarity anddistinctness.Also, this model is equipped with a built-in HDMI portcapable of a data transfer rate of 5Gb of video bandwidth. With aBlu-Ray player, a large-screen display can be used to allow friends andfamily to enjoy the most life-like and detailed video images all at thesame time.

Total Mobile Digital Entertainment
Comprehensive I/O Ports:The X430 ultra-thin is highly mobile, weighing only 1.5kg and measuringonly 24.5mm at its thickest point. Comprehensive built-in I/O portsinclude HDMI and D-sub ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a multi-card reader(supports SD/MMC) and hi-fi audio input/outputs. Also, the ability tosync via Bluetooth V2.0 EDR lets you easily enjoy a mobile digitallifestyle.

Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi® High Speed WLAN:TheX430 also has built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi® high speed WLAN, so a simpleconnection to the web can be made without all of the complications anddifficulties of wired networks. Instantly send and receive email, andwith the 1.3MP webcam mounted on the top of the display, you'll possessa comprehensive entertainment and mobile internet application interfacethat allows instant sharing of life's exciting moments with family andfriends.

The Stylish Aesthetics of Ultra-thin Elegance
Design that Embraces a Metro Fashion Sense:MSIblends graceful and gentle feather-like lines into a special luminousexterior that features customizable colors around the frame. This givesthe X430 a design that embraces a metro fashion sense and displays theindividual taste and professional self-confidence that isrepresentative of MSI's craftsmanship and skill. The X430, anultra-thin, power-saving platform with AMD's latest VISION technology,provides dual-core processing performance and consumer-friendlypricing. This advantageous pricing means you can easily begin to enjoythis high performance and stylish notebook computer!
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Xylem
2009-11-26T03:37:55Z

Finally something that is not Intel powered and from a big player. Its about time AMD pulled up its socks' and come up with these low power chips. I would love to see a quad AMD chip for mobile devices similar to the desktop version "AMD Athlon II X4 620".