MSI Ships Core i7-Equipped 17" GX740 Gaming Notebook

MSI Ships Core i7-Equipped 17" GX740 Gaming Notebook

MSI put on a real show at Computex, displaying no fewer than 30 computers on the floor. But for Americans looking for another option in the gaming notebook sector, the company has great news to share today. The powerful GX740 is now shipping to the United States, bringing with it a 17" display and more power than most average users would be able to effectively utilize.



But this computer certainly isn't for the average user; instead, it's aimed directly at the power users, with a Core i7 processor, 7.1 audio output, a built-in subwoofer, an HDMI port, ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU, support for DirectX 11 and the company's own Turbo Boost technology that adds power when needed and relaxes when it's not. The GPU has 1GB of DDR5 memory, and the machine itself weighs around 7lbs. and measures a whopping 1.5" thick. But then again, you need lots of room inside a case to hold all of those components and to handle all of that heat.

The GX740 has a potent 9-cell battery and is housed in a brushed aluminum enclosure with fire-engine red accents; it's got a chiclet keyboard, a 1680x1050 resolution, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, Bluetooth and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It's priced at $1399.99, which isn't cheap, but it's surely less expensive than a similar Alienware.


 MSI Announces U.S. Availability of Powerful GX740 Notebook

Intel i7 CPU and ATI HD5870 GPU Deliver Intense Experience for Gamers and Movie Buffs

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of its new 17-inch GX740 gaming notebook. Armed with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and rich multimedia features including 7.1 channel output with SRS qualification, a subwoofer, Cinema Pro technology, and HDMI output , the GX740 is ideal for those who need superior sound and graphics, including gamers, movie buffs and graphic designers.

    “The GX740 features some of the most innovative components available, and at just over seven pounds and only an inch-and-a-half thick, it is one of the lightest and thinnest desktop replacements ever designed”

The GX740’s powerful ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card supports DirectX® 11 graphics and teams with MSI’s Turbo Boost Technology to ensure smooth game play without lags, while lowering power consumption. The GPU’s 1GB of DDR5 memory performs 50 percent better than DDR3 memory.

“The GX740 features some of the most innovative components available, and at just over seven pounds and only an inch-and-a-half thick, it is one of the lightest and thinnest desktop replacements ever designed,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI North America.

Gamers and movie buffs can manage the GX740’s 9-cell battery power to best meet their needs as a result of MSI’s combination of the energy efficient Intel® Core™2 Quad plus Intel Turbo Boost Technology and MSI’s ECO engine power management.

The GX740 is housed in MSI’s stylish brushed aluminum gaming chassis with fire engine red accents. It features a raised chiclet keyboard designed for gamers with increased accuracy and comfort while typing, and clearly marked W, A, S and D keys for quick response while gaming.

The GX740 ships with a 17 inch LCD screen with 1680x1050 resolution, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive 7200 rpm, a 9-cell battery, Bluetooth connectivity and Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

The GX740 is priced at $1,399.99 and is available now at Amazon and Newegg. 
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When I had a laptop, it didn't have a numeric pad. This seems to be more standard in laptops, and it's soooo convenient to have.

I think it's pretty cool that it has such a high resolution for a 17in screen, and the fact that your fitting in that powerful of a GPU.

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Marius Malek:
When I had a laptop, it didn't have a numeric pad. This seems to be more standard in laptops, and it's soooo convenient to have.

Yeah mine just has one in the middle of the keys that I turn on while I am typing and look at my screen to see numbers in all my sentences.

This is a good looking laptop. I really like MSIs red/black color scheme and MSI laptops in general.

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