MSI unveils ultra-slim X460 / X460DX laptops

By Posted 8 Jul 2011, 19:10

It was only a few weeks ago that MSI launched its new GX780 and GT780R gaming laptops, which as we mentioned, come with a 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost Technology and the latest NVIDIA graphics. Now the company is back to unveil another two new products, only this time it’s the ultra-slim and ultra-portable X460 and X460DX laptops.

As noted on the msi.com website, the 14-inch X460 is less than 1-inch thick and weighs in at 1.98kg, making it the lightest Intel Core i7 quad-core processor boasting laptop on the market. The X460 comes with Intel’s 2nd generation Core i5-2410M or Core i7-2630M processor and Intel HD Graphics 3000, while the X460DX model boasts an Intel Core i5-2410M processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GT540M discrete graphics card.

The X460DX model also comes with MSI GPU Boost Technology, which means that the system will automatically switch over to the discrete graphics card mode when the device is processing high load programs in order to provide powerful graphics processing. However, when the user is simply surfing the web or performing general word processing tasks, it will automatically switch to the integrated graphics chip mode.

It also comes with a handy graphics switch indicator light, so users can be better informed about what’s happening underneath its hood. Not only do the X460 and the X460DX laptops come with a long battery life, they also feature a Turbo Battery+ hotkey to switch off idle devices to give them up to 8 hours of usage. Both models feature an HDMI port that enables users to connect their laptop to an LCD TV.

Another great thing about these two laptops is the fact that they come with the latest USB 3.0 ports, which are said to be 10 times faster than USB 2.0 ports, as well as Bluetooth 3.0. Both models have the ability to open up to 170 degrees, enabling users to spread their notebook to the angle that best suits their needs. They also come equipped with a high-resolution 720p web camera for video conferencing.

The specs on the X460 model include up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 14-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, a choice of 500GB/640GB/750GB hard disk drive, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port and a 4-in-1 card reader. Meanwhile, the specs on the X460DX include 1 HDMI output and 1 VGA output, a choice of 500GB/640GB/750GB HDD and THX TruStudio Pro.

You can read the full list of specs by visiting the msi.com website. Do you like the sound of these laptops?