MSI have just released an updated version of their X370 13.4-inch laptop. This new version called the MSI X370-206US / MSI X370-205US is the first laptop in the U.S to feature the new 1.65GHz dual core E-450 Fusion APU.
This new APU / CPU only adds an increase of just 0.05Ghz to the CPU’s clock speeds over the older E-350 chip. But the new E-450 APU does add a new Turbo feature for on the fly optimization of the CPU core speeds and the Radeon HD 6320 GPU core. The E-460 also adds high speed DDR3 1600MHz support, but it is doubtful that the MSI X370 would come with this RAM installed.
A benchmark shows that the E-450 provides an overall performance boost of “around 20 percent” over the older E-350 APU.
Only the basic details are currently known for the two new MSI X370 models. The MSI X370-205US is the black model, while the MSI X370-206US is the white model. Both are available from Amazon for $579.99.
Both models / colors have the exact same specifications, with a 13.4-inch 1366 x768 pixel glossy screen, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB 7,200rpm hard drive.