MSI launches sub-inch X-Slim X430, featuring Athlon Neo X2

MSI has made an addition to its X-Slim ultraporable series of notebooks with the new X430. What's different this time around is the processor. Instead of Intel consumer ultra lower voltage processors, MSI has gone forward with a dual-core, power-saving AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor. The processor delivers satisfactory performance, while drawing only 18W of power, an almost 60 percent reduction compared to the normal lineage of processors. MSI's emphasis this time seems to be battery time, and they've seemingly introduced several software based solutions in the notebook, to increase the battery time, in addition to its choice of the processor. This ultra-thin notebook comes equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium.

MSI X-Slim X430

The X-Slim X430 features a dual-core AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor paired with AMD RS780MN chipset with SB710 southbridge. The 14-inch LED Backlit display supports 1366x768 pixel resolution and cinematic HD playback in 16:9 aspect ratio. For HD graphics and games, it comes equipped with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 which also supports DirectX 10.

The notebook supports up to 2GB DDR2 667MHz memory and 500GB SATA HDD for storage. And the usuals include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi network adapter, built-in 1.3MP webcam, two USB 2.0 port, D-sub port and HDMI out. MSI also offers an option of external DVD super-multi drive or Blu-ray drive.


Marketing Name X430
Operation System Genuine Windows ® 7 Home Premium
Support type @ launch AMD Athlon™ Neo X2 Processor
Chipset RS780MN+SB710
LCD 14" HD LCD Display, 1366x768 16:9
VGA Controller ATi Mobility Radeon HD3200
VRAM share with system memory
Memory Type DDR2 667 MHz
Config DDR2 SO-DIMMx1slot
Maximum 2GB
Audio Speaker 2
Webcam 1.3 M Webcam
Communication LAN 10/100/1000
Bluetooth Optional
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
I / O HDMI 1
Card reader 2 in 1 (support SD/SDHC/MMC)
Mic-in / Headphone out 1 / 1
USB 2.0 2
RJ45 1
D-Sub 1
Storage HDD form factor 2.5"  320/500 GB SATA
Optical Drive External DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray(optional)
Battery 4/8 Cells
Keyboard 87 keys
Power AC Adapter 40W
Physical Characteristics Dimension 349 x 234 x24.5 mm
Full System Weight ~1.5kg(W/Battery)
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