MSI today announced its newest Huron River-based mobile PC, a the colorful (black, white, summery blue) and chic 14-inch model called CX480 which runs Windows 7 Home Premium and promises a battery life of up to 8.5 hours.
MSI's notebook weights in 2.2kg, comes with a brush metal finish, and features an LED-backlit (1366 x 768) display, a 2.1 GHz Core i3-2310M or 2.3 GHz Core i5-2410M processor, up to a 640GB hard drive (which is placed towards the middle to ensure a higher protection against shock), a GeForce GT 520 1GB graphics card, a DVD writer, a multi-in-1 card reader, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, optional Bluetooth 3.0, two 2W speakers (SRS PC Sound enhanced), a HDMI output, optional USB 3.0 connectivity, and a 6-cell battery.
The GX480 also makes use of the ECO Engine (for a longer battery life) and GPU Boost (for GPU overclocking) technologies, and packs an ambient light system which adjusts screen brightness through 16 levels depending on the surrounding light. Pricing and release info is unfortunately missing.