The MSi FX420 is a mid-range to high-end notebook laptop similar to the MSi FR620. The FX420 and FR620 differ in a few key areas: the FX420 sports an AMD Radeon HD 6000M-series GPU while the FR620 sports integrated Intel HD graphics, the FX420 sports a smaller 14" HD display (the FR620's is 15.6") and the FX420 sports a second generation Intel Core i5 chip as opposed to an i7. Otherwise, the two laptops sport similar features, including 320 / 500 / 640GB hard drive options and an HD webcam.
The FX420's AMD Radeon HD 6000M-series GPU allows it to handle most modern games with more than playable frame rates while MSi's GPU Boost technology saves battery life by switching automatically to integrated graphics when the discrete graphics aren't needed. Its 14" HD display sports a native resolution of 1366 x 768 while LED backlighting ensures better contrast and a more vivid picture than standard LCD displays. Meanwhile, the FX420's second generation Intel Core i5 processor provides a moderate degree of processing power, allowing for a fair amount of multitasking.
- 14-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display
- Intel 2nd Generation Core i5 CPU
- AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series GPU
- GPU Boost technology
- 320 / 500 / 640GB HDD
- DVD Drive
- HD Webcam