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MSI launches 2 new gaming notebooks
Press release, September 8; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 8 September 2011]

Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched two new gaming notebooks, the GT780DX and GT683DX featuring the Intel Core i7 processors and Nvidia discrete graphics chips.

Both gaming notebooks feature Intel's second-generation Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor with Nvidia's high-end GeForce GTX 570M discrete graphics card, and are both equipped with gaming keyboards made by SteelSeries.

The two systems support DDR3 memory up to 16GB, while the adoption of RAID 0 settings for the notebooks' hard drives help double their storage capacity, while accelerating read-write speeds by 70%, MSI claimed.

The MSI GT780DX sports a 17.3-inch Full HD screen and comes with Cinema Pro technology for a crisper picture and richer colors, while the GT683DX features a 15.6-inch panel. Both devices are equipped with an 720p webcam.

Both machines also use MSI's exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) and Cooler Boost technologies.

MSI gaming notebooks specifications

Items

GT683DX

GT780DX

Processor

Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.00GHz)

Operating System

Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate
Genuine Windows 7 Professional
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium

Memory

DDR3 1066/1333 MHz up to 16GB

Display

15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080)

17.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) or HD+ (1600×900) LED backlight

Graphics

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M with 1.5GB GDDR5 memory

Video Output

1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Hard Disk Drive

750GB SATA 7200rpm + Intel 120GB SSD
500GB SATA 7200rpm + Intel 120GB SSD
750GB (4K sector) x2
750GB SATA 7200rpm x2
500GB SATA 7200/5400rpm x2
320GB SATA 5400rpm x2

Optical Disk Drive

Blu-ray / DVD Super Multi

Interfaces

2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA, SD(XC/HC)/MMC/MS(PRO)/xD card reader

2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA, SD(XC/HC)/MMC/MS(PRO)/xD card reader

Sound

2.1ch speakers, Sound by Dynaudio, THX TruStudio Pro

Communication

802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 1x Gigabit LAN

Dimensions (W×D×H, mm)

395 × 267 × 55

428 × 288 × 55

Weight

3.5Kg (w/Battery)

3.9Kg (w/ Battery)

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, September 2011

MSI GT780DX gaming notebook

MSI GT780DX gaming notebook
Photo: Company

MSI GT683DX gaming notebook

MSI GT683DX gaming notebook
Photo: Company

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