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Upcoming Best Windows 8 laptops from MSI: Specs, price, features, availability and reviews
MSI has come up with many unique designed laptops capable to support upcoming Windows 8 operating system and featuring advance technologies like SRS PC Sound, HDMI support USB 4.0, Eco engine power saving technology, third-generation core i processors and many more. This post covers Specs, price, features, availability and reviews for such MSI Windows 8 notebook computers expected to be released very shortly.
Best MSI Windows 8 laptops
MSI has already unveiled a number Windows 8 based laptop computers with unique features and advanced technologies. Some of them are unique in respect to their design and some are boasting of their amazing features but all MSI laptops are common in respect to their Windows 8 operating, Eco engine power saving technology, HDMI support, fast processing capabilities and smooth performance.
In MSI's Windows 8 notebooks list, my first pick is the most recently unveiled powerful 14-inch multi touch screen display MSI CR41 multimedia laptop computer featuring Windows 8 upgrading capability with third-gen Core i3/i5 processor and Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.
The second MSI laptop is 11.6-inch Slider S20 notebook cum tablet computer that will run on Windows 8 operating system and housing of Intel Ivy Bridge Processor with a user's choice of HDD up to 500 GB of capacity or 64 GB SSD of storage and boasting of a user friendly sliding screen feature.
Our third and fourth picks are 15.6-inch MSI CX61 and CR61 notebook PCs featuring best multimedia capabilities and smooth system performance. The models are featured with cinema-level SRS PC Sound and inbuilt HD Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium capable to upgrade to Windows 8 and Intel's latest third-generation Core i processor.
MSI unveiled its multimedia CR41 laptop termed as – "Multimedia companion" featuring third-generation Intel core processor and its operating system upgradable to Windows 8 operating system. The laptop also packed with a number of features like HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0, SRS PC Sound, Bluetooth 4.0 and many more.
The new generation CR 41 laptop PC from MSI is stylish designed with refined flat metal finish, good quality audio and metallic body and light weight. The laptop features crystal diamond finish on its touchpad, layer texture on speaker and the embedded with hotkeys hidden in mesh strips above system's keyboard. The laptop is equipped with Eco Engine power saving technology that lets the battery end up to 7.5 hours. The device keyboard includes hotkeys to execute instant commands to put display screen off and ejecting DVD and more.
The MSI CR 41 multimedia laptop boasts of 14-inch multi touch display screen along with powerful multimedia features. The multimedia laptop operating system is upgradable to Windows 8 which can be upgraded from Microsoft store as soon as Windows 8 releases.
The CR 41 laptop computer will come with the third-gen Core i3/i5 processor with Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology and Intel HM76 for best graphics experience of users. The turbo boost technology enhances the processing performance of the system over its previous version. The turbo boost technology analyzes the processor workload and self allocates resources to throttle up core clock that enhances computation registration. The device also features three variants – 500 GB, 640GB or 720GB for storage configuration.
The powerful laptop supports USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0. The machine also supports SRS PC Sound and HDMI 1.4 for best HD multimedia with increasing higher resolution and display experience. About MSI CR 41 battery, the Eco engine power saving technology enhances battery's efficiency to provide up to 7.5 hours backup time for each time you charge the machine but the actual battery backup time may vary based on computer configuration, settings and use.
MSI laptop has S-Bar toolbar located at top of screen and includes shortcut for hardware and MSI' own applications and major operating system program. The machine also has many hotkeys to execute commands - ejecting DVD, put off screen display etc. The CR 41 laptop owns royal bronze toned colored body, with a flat metal-brush finish and a forward-tapering silhouette as well as a crystal-diamond finished touchpad.
MSI CR 41 laptop price
Right now, there is no official declaration for price and availability of MSI CR 41 laptop.
MSI Slider S20 Windows 8 notebook specs and reviews
Among a number of techno-gadgets, MS Slider S20 was somewhat unique notebook PC cum tablet during Computex 2012 due to its sliding screen feature. The notebook reminds of ASUS Slider in design but unlike ASUS Slider, the MS Slider S20 laptop runs on Windows 8 instead of Android operating system.
The laptop features 11.6-inch screen with 1366 x 768 pixels standard resolution and covered by a reinforced glass. The Slider S20 Laptop's landscaping and portrait docking feature are user friendly and for better presentation. MSI Slider M20 will be embedding Intel Ivy Bridge Processor with a user's choice of HDD up to 500 GB of capacity or 64 GB SSD of storage.
For connectivity, the MSI Slider S20 debuts Ethernet HDMI posts and two USB 3.0 ports. The system Keyboard assumed to be shallow and it would have to be thinner in shape for optimizing sliding since the device has limited space for keys, so expected to be slightly truncated.
The MSI Slider S20 is a unique laptop in respect to its keyboard features and design. The users can slide the laptop screen down till it covers entire keyboard and transforms the notebook PC into 11.6 inch tablet. The notebook cum tablet is somewhat thicker to maintain sliding features and sliding feature founds to be somewhat sturdy and it is hard for someone to slide the screen just with one hand.
To explain reason for such sturdy and hard system MSI officials said that the system is designed with such robust sliding feature to handle often tapping and pushing by user when working on multi-touch screen feature of Windows 8 and MSI wants to avoid receiving slider breaking complain from users, very shortly.
Price range of MSI Slider S20
The MSI Slider S20 notebook is expected to have a price range between US $799 to US $899.
MSI CX61/ CR61 Windows 8 laptop specs and reviews
The powerful and elegant multimedia MSI CX61 and CR61 notebook PCs not only have great multimedia capability and best features for smooth system performance. Before MSI CR41 laptop, MSI already unveiled its new laptops CX61 and CR61 with great multimedia capacity and amazing features like Nvidia GeForce GT640M discrete graphics card, SRS PC Sound, Bluetooth 4.0, Windows 8 upgrade capable operating system and Intel's new generation Core i processor with HDMI 1.4 to handle latest HD resolution.
The MSI CX61 and CR61 notebooks feature 15.6-inch display screen and HD multimedia for increasing resolution of 1366 x 678 (16:9) pixels. Both models are equipped with cinema-level SRS PC Sound with inbuilt HD Webcam.
The MSI CX61 and CR61 laptops computers run on Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium capable to upgrade to Windows 8 and equipped with Intel's latest third-generation Core i processor which also supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology for analyzing processor workload and allocating processor resources automatically to throttle up core clocks for enhancing computing performance.
The device is coming up with DDR3 RAM 1333 MHz with two 4 GB slots each and also 2.5-inch 500GB/640GB/720GB SATA HDD options along with an Optical Disk Drive DVD Super Multi.
The CX61 notebook is equipped with most advanced Nvidia GeForce GT640M discrete graphics card with 2G DDR3 of display memory for an absolutely fastest, smoothest multimedia performance. This 1.82 graphics card is more powerful than same-class previous-gen graphics cards. The display performance of device is impressive for Direct X11-supporting games and watching HD video and.
The machine also has latest USB 3.0 ports boasting 4.8Gbps transfer speeds i.e., 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and resulting a 25GB HD of file transfer in just 70 seconds. It also provides 80% more power for charging for external hard drives, flash drives, and other handheld electronic devices.
The device sports 6 cells battery to give 7.5 hours of battery backup and featuring MSI's own ECO engine power saving technology. With such MSI's exclusive technology, the battery recharge gets 1.5 times faster than traditional laptops. In other words, one requires 80 minutes to recharge 80% battery but actually the time required for recharging laptops varies with different environmental conditions.
The device features Bluetooth V4.0 for fast connectivity, Intel 802.11 b/g/n, 802.44 b/g and cover large connectivity area and also has D-sub, two USB 3.0 ports, interfaces 5-in-1 card reader, HDMI, one USB 2.0 port and a Mic-in Headphone out, RJ-45 and many more for connectivity .
Both CX61 and CR61 laptops feature a very fast processing platform to employ most advanced nano production technology for enhancing great processing performance over previous generation. The machines have amazing power saving plus cooling optimizing capabilities. The boot time of CX61 and CR61 is also very fast and it takes half the time in compare to other laptop computers for booting. The boot-up time can also vary with different hardware configuration and environments.
Price and availability of MSI CX61 and CR61 Laptops
No official announcement about price and availability of MSI CX61 and CR61 laptop.
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