[CES 2011] The MSI X370 from is a 3lbs “thin & light” laptop that uses the newly introduced AMD “Fusion” processor from the “Brazos” family. This particular AMD Fusion processor is probably the 18-Watt “Zacate” that is used by most manufacturers at CES. It packs a lot of punch “per Watt”, particularly when it comes to graphics and multimedia applications. In absolute terms, it’s not a speed demon, but when compared to other Netbooks in the same price range, the performance gains are appreciable.
The MSI X370 has a 13.3″ (1366×768) LED-backlit display that is driven by the integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor (GPU). It’s possible to add up to 4GB of system memory (RAM) and up to 640GB of disk storage (mechanical drives only, no SSD). There are two USB ports and an SSD card reader.
The design of the MSI X370 seems very nice. It’s less than 1″ thick and the laptop has an interesting “carbon-fiber-looking” texture on the inside (it’s not actual carbon-fiber). This should be a very capable laptop for productivity task, web browsing and web video. It should also be capable of basic gaming.
SRS PC Sound
13.4″ HD (1366×768) LED backlight
AMD Brazos Dual Core Processor
RAM up to 4GB
ATI RadeonHD 6310 (UMA: uses the system memory for graphics)
1x HDMI, 1x VGA
2x USB 2.0
802.11 b/g/n WLAN + Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
1x Gigabit LAN
Next Story: Acer Aspire AS8950G Flagship Notebook