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MSI introduces USB 3.0 motherboard and new ultra-thin notebook
Press release, January 19; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 19 January 2010]

Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced its USB 3.0-ready motherboard, the P55-GD85.

The P55-GD85 supports Intel's latest 32nm, LGA1156-based Core i3/i5/i7 series processors, SATA 6Gb/s and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 protocols. The motherboard has built-in chips from Marvell and NEC to support SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 technologies, respectively.

The motherboard also features MSI's exclusive OC Genie, SuperPipe and DrMOS, technologies for enhancing performance, the company said.

MSI has also launched its latest X-Slim series ultra-thin notebook with a dual-core processor. The X420 features Intel's ultra-thin notebook platform equipped with the dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo together with ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 5430 3D external display adapter (with built-in 1GB DDR3 VRAM).

The X-Slim X420 adopts a 14-inch display and weighs 1.88kg. With the MSI's exclusive 3D Boost Technology, the notebook can be switched to high-performance external display mode with a click of button and switched back to integrated display mode shutting down the external graphics card to preserve battery power.

MSI's ECO Engine energy-saving technology allows users to switch between the power options they need to help extend the notebook's running time.

MSI X-Slim X420 ultra-thin notebook specifications

Item

Detail

OS

Windows 7 Home Premium

CPU

Intel dual-core Core 2 Duo SU7300 or SU4100 processor

Chipset

GS45 + ICH9M-SFF

Graphic

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 (Up to DDR3 1GB VRAM)

Memory

DDR3 1066/800 MHz (SO-DIMM slot x 2)

LCD

14-inch HD (Glare type) 1366×768, 16:9

HDD

2.5-inch 250/ 320/ 500GB SATA

Battery

4/8 cells (Optional)

Wireless

Intel Shirley Peak, Bluetooth V2.1

Webcam

1.3megapixels webcam

Weight (kg)

1.88 (With 4-cell battery)

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, January 2010

MSI P55-GD85 motherboard

MSI USB 3.0-ready P55-GD85 motherboard
Photo: Company

MSI X-Slim X420 ultra-thin notebook

MSI X-Slim X420 ultra-thin notebook
Photo: Company

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