MSI GT70 Gaming Laptop Goes on Sale, Gets Reviewed


The MSI GT70 17.3-inch gaming-centric notebook is now on sale in the US via Excaliber PC and it has been reviewed by Engadget.

The notebook features a 3rd Generation Intel Core processor known as “Ivy Bridge”. Excaliber PC will officially announce which i7 CPU model will be used in the GT70 configurations they offer on April 29th, but unofficially we have learned that it will be the 2.3GHz i7-3610QM quad-core CPU, also used in Engadget’s reviewed unit. The graphics processor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M with 3GB GDDR5 video memory.

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MSI GX680 & GX780 Gaming Notebooks Get Priced, Coming May 30

MSI GX680US-based e-tailer Excaliber PC now lists the 15.6-inch MSI GX680 and 17.3″ MSI GX780 gaming notebook PCs, featuring a 2nd Gen Intel Core processor and Nvidia GeForce dedicated graphics.

Priced at $1,199 and $1,399 respectively after $100 instant savings, the GX680 and GX780 include the Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz-2.9GHz quad-core CPU, GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 video card, full HD displays, and a sound system with four speakers and Dynaudio technology. The former has 6GB of DDR3 system memory and a 500GB hard disk, while the latter comes with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD.

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MSI WindPad 100W Windows Tablet Now Available

MSI WindPad 100WMSI’s first tablet device, the WindPad 100W, is now available for purchase.

The MSI WindPad 100W features a 10.1-inch 1024×600 multi-touch display and runs Windows 7 Starter OS with Wind Touch user interface. The 1.7-pound tablet is based on the Intel “Menlow” low-power platform for mobile devices and includes the Atom Z530 1.6GHz single-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 32GB solid state drive, and “over 6 hours” of battery life.

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MSI X-Slim X320 Thin & Light Notebook Now Shipping in US

MSI X-Slim X320The MSI X-Slim X320, “the world’s lightest and slimmest 13-inch notebook”, is now available in the United States.

Newegg and Mwave sell the X320-037US model with the Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, a 250GB HDD, a 4-cell battery and Windows Vista Home Premium OS. The 2.8-pound laptop, that measures only 6mm at its thinnest and 20mm at its widest point, is based on the Intel Menlow US15W chipset with the GMA 500 integrated graphics and doesn’t include an optical drive.

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MSI Wind U100-Windows, U100-Linux Announced

MSI Wind U100-Windows, U100-LinuxMicro-Star International announced today the first two Wind-branded notebooks: the $499 MSI Wind U100-Windows and the Wind U100-Linux for $399.

The both ultraportables have a 10-inch 1024×600 display with LED backlight, the Intel Atom processor at 1.6GHz, and an 80GB SATA hard drive. The U100-Windows runs Microsoft’s Windows XP Home operating system and has 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 6-cell battery, while the U100-Linux with 512MB of RAM and a 3-cell battery runs Novell’s distribution of the open source OS. The Windows and Linux versions weigh 2.6 and 2.3 pounds respectively.

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