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MSI launches MSI GX660 performance gaming laptop

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August 4, 2010

MSI's latest gaming laptop, the GX660

MSI's latest gaming laptop, the GX660

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MSI has launched its latest performance gaming laptop, the MSI GX660. This laptop is designed with high performance and ease of use in mind. It features MSI’s TDE (Turbo Drive Engine) technology and Dynaudio sound. It also comes with dual 500GB SATA hard drives, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 discrete graphics card and has three DDR3 RAM slots which allows up to 12GB of RAM. MSI has built two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports into the machine as well as an eSATA port.

MSI’s TDE Technology allows you to increase the processor performance with the touch of the turbo button located above the keyboard. When it’s pressed, the system speed is increased by 83 percent for when you’re using resource hungry applications – battery life will take a hit, however. It also has MSI’s Cooler Boost Technology, which allows you to boost the systems cooling by the press of a button.

Audio is done by Dynaudio. According to MSI “over 1200 hours went into testing and tweaking each frequency to obtain ideal tone and balance for crisp, clean sound at all frequency levels.” After putting some time onto the study of speaker placement and sound field design, MSI says it has obtained obstruction free sound transmission.

The dual 500GB SATA hard drives give you 1TB of storage, while the GX660R’s RAID 0 Architecture means faster read and write speeds allowing you to access applications and data much faster.

ATI’s Mobility Radeon 5870 graphics card has 1GB DDR5 VRAM, with a memory clock speed of 1.0GHz and memory data rate of 4.0Gbps. It also supports DirectX 11 and its three DDR3 RAM slots allow for up to 12GB of RAM.

Here are the full specifications:
  • CPU - Intel Core i7 Processor
  • OS - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Chipset - Intel PM55
  • Memory - DDR3 1066/1333MHz, 3 slots, Max: 12GB
  • LCD - Size 15.6" FHD 1920*1080 TFT-LCD Display (LED Backlight)
  • Graphics - ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870
  • Graphics - VRAM GDDR5 1GB
  • HDD - 500GB SATA x 2
  • Optical Drive - Super-Multi / Blu-Ray
  • Audio - 2 Theater Class Speakers+1 Subwoofer
  • Webcam - HD Webcam
  • Card Reader - XD/SD/MMC/MS
  • LAN - 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN - 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth - V2.0EDR
  • D-Sub (VGA) - 1
  • HDMI - 1
  • USB 2.0 port - 2
  • USB 3.0 port - 2
  • eSATA - 1
  • Mic-in/Headphone-out - 1
  • Modem port - 1
  • Keyboard - 103 keys
  • AC Adapter - 120W
  • Battery - 9 cells
  • Dimensions - 396 (L) x 269 (W) x 55 (H) mm
  • Weight (KG) - 3.5
  • Special Features - MSI TDE, MSI Cooler Boost, Dynaudio, DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC, ECO Engine Dynamic LED lightning effect, 3D Color-Film-Print

There is no word from MSI on pricing and availability of the MSI GX660 yet, but it could be one for mobile gamers to keep an eye out for.

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