We’re not kidding. Thanks to Intel’s Wireless Display technology, or WiDi, this 14-inch notebook can stream your favorite online content to an HDTV near you. We have to admit this particular feature ranks high in our neat-o-meter. Where it usually takes an Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor for support plus a standalone adapter box connected to your TV with an HDMI cable, the CR420 offers all this and more.
Other specs worth mentioning include a chiclet keyboard (mmmm, chiclet) beneath a 14-inch 16:9 LED display framed by a posh exterior. When it comes to hardware, you can start with a Core i5 processor that supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. Additional specs include HDMI and VGA input, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a couple of USB 2.0 ports and an extra eSATA/USB port.
That’s not all. There’s still a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth and your choice of hard drive. Be it humble 250, larger 320 or massive 500GB. The 6-cell Li-ion battery is also impressive. In case you’re all about energy efficiency, the CR420 offers five power management levels to preserve battery life.
If you find this attractive, the clincher is we don’t know when it’s coming out nor how much it’ll retail. Let’s just say MSI forgot to mention it on the press release.