If nondescript Core I3 laptops are your thing, then MSI just made your day by dropping the landmark CX640 and CR640. See if you can contain your enthusiasm while we go through the laundry list of reasons to own these bad boys, as if the sleek MSI lettering on the hood wasn’t enough. How does an Intel Core i3-2310M processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive and two USB 3.0 ports grab you? And that’s just the scrawny CX640.
The CR640 also packs NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 520M with technology so awesome they named it after a Transformer. That R in the name probably stands for “rad”, though MSI have not confirmed this until press time. These things will set you back either $630 or $680, depending on how good you are at financial decisions and whether you consider saving $50 over a dedicated graphics card a savvy move.