MSI Intros 15.4-inch VX600 with ATI HD 3410
MSI today introduced its value-minded 15.4-inch VX600 notebook. Key features include an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an SIS 672DX chipset, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 with 512MB of dedicated DDR2 memory. The SiS chipset no doubt helps keep costs down. The VX600’s 15.4-inch display has a low 1280×800 resolution, but it is refreshing to see a non-16:9 aspect ratio display in today’s world. The VX600 will use budget Core 2 Duo processors, as the Front-side bus is limited to 667MHz.
The VX600 has a full-size keyboard with separate numeric keypad, an uncommon feature on a 15.4″ notebook. There is no mention of battery life, but the unit will be available with 6- or 9-cell batteries. It weighs 5.7 lbs (2.6kg) with the battery in. There is no word on pricing or availability.