Powered by Intel’s 3rd generation Core i processor, the two notebooks tip the scales at a little over 5 pounds and measure 383X249.5X32.3~37.6mm. Inside you’ll find a 2.5" 500GB/640GB/720GB SATA, up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM, DVD Super Multi drive, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. The notebooks, which sport identical 15.6" 1366x768 displays, also feature one USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, D-Sub, 5-in-1 card reader and an HD webcam. They will ship with a 6-cell battery, which MSI says can last for as long as 7.5 hours on a single charge.
Now let’s move on to the lone difference between the two. While CR61 is limited to integrated graphics, the CX61 has dedicated graphics (GeForce GT640M/GeForce GT630M w/ 2GB VRAM). No word on pricing and availability yet.