Intel launched its 32-nm Arrandale mobile processors over a month ago now, but new laptops based on them are still trickling out. MSI has now introduced four new 15.6-16" systems featuring the new processors, and two of them are already available on Newegg.
The e-tailer currently stocks the $699.99 CR620-033US and the $729.99 CR620-031US. Both systems have pretty similar feature sets: 15.6" 1366x768 displays, Core i3-330M processors, Intel GMA HD integrated graphics (with HDMI out), 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, six-cell batteries, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Both also weigh in at 5.46 lbs with a thickness of 0.7-1.18".
As far as we can tell, the only differences come in the storage options. The cheaper build has a 320GB mechanical hard drive and a Blu-ray combo drive, while its $730 sibling has a 500GB hard drive and a "Super Multi" DVD burner. (Yes, the cheaper system has Blu-ray—go figure.)
MSI has also announced the CR600-234US, which doesn't look to be on sale just yet. That $529.99 notebook trades the Core i3 for a last-gen Pentium T4500, and instead of an Intel HM55 chipset, it features an Nvidia MCP with GeForce 8200 integrated graphics.
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