MSI Announces CX480 i5 Laptop
MSI has just unleashed its CX480 laptop (not pictured). The 14″ device has a beautiful brushed metal exterior and was originally shown at Computex a couple weeks ago. The base model starts out with an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor, nice start.
Other features include a 1GB graphics card, known as the Nvidia GeForce 520M. Weighing in at five pounds, the laptop has your basic HDMI and VGA out, a six sell battery, and an optional USB 3.0 port.
In a world of solid state drives, it’s a bit embarrassing to note that this gadget still runs on a 5400 RPM hard drive, although you can opt for a 320 or 640GB disk size.
MSI claims that the notebook will get you about 8.5 hours of battery life although our experience with computer manufacturers usually involves them inflating battery lives.
The big take-aways of this piece of hardware is of course the second generation Intel i-series processor and power graphics card that will no doubt be able to handle RPG games from the last generation.
You’ll probably be able to get some first person shooters going well such as FEAR (First Encounter Assault Recon), the first few episodes of the Half Life series, and definitely Team Fortress 2 with a decent frame rate.