is busting out some spec-heavy gaming notebooks with the GT70 and GT60 series. The notebooks pair the Intel HM77 chipset and NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 670M graphics and rely on an Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3-3.3GHz) processor for most of the systems’ horsepower.
The systems also feature Killer E2200 Game Networking Gigabit LAN, Steel Series full-color backlit programmable keyboard, speakers with a subwoofer and THX Surround Sound, WiFi, card reader, HDMI 1.4a, and a 720p HD webcam (nice!).
The 15.6-inch (1920x1080) GT60 also boasts 12GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB (2 x 500GB) RAID setup, a trio of USB 3.0 ports, and a USB 2.0 port. Like some of the GT70s, the GT60 has a DVD Super Multi drive, and it starts at $1499.99.
There are four GT70 editions available (all with 17-inch screens), which are differentiated from one another primarily by their storage configurations. The least expensive GT70 has a 750GB (7200RPM) drive, with the rest all have an SSD + HDD setup. The highest-end GT70 has a pair of RAIDed 64GB SSDs with a 7200RPM 750GB drive for storage; it also has 16GB of DDR3 RAM instead of 12GB, has a Blu-ray burner, and starts at $1999.99.
The other three GT70s start at $1549.99, $1699.99, and $1849.99, and all the new notebooks come with a 2-year limited MSI warranty.
MSI Obliterates Portable Gaming Benchmarks with Arsenal of Notebooks Equipped with NVIDIA GTX 670M and Intel HM77
Deadly combination of NVIDIA, Intel, Killer Game Networking and Steel Series backlit keyboard delivers unparalleled gaming and multimedia experience
City of Industry, Calif. – April 23, 2012 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, uncages the GT70 and GT60, two mobile gaming beasts featuring Intel© HM77 Chipset, NVIDIA© GeForce© GTX 670M graphics processing unit (GPU), Killer™ E2200 Game Networking, Steel Series backlit keyboard, and more. Designed with the serious gamer in mind, both units provide unmatched power while fortifying MSI’s arsenal of award-winning G Series family of gaming notebooks.
Bringing a new standard to mobile gaming, the GT70 comes with 17.3-inches of Full HD anti-reflective display to maximize visual experience under all lighting conditions, Steel Series full color backlit programmable keyboard with 1000 customizable color combinations, amplified gold plated audio connections for crisper sounds, 12 GB of DDR3 for superb speed, and more. For gamers looking for even more power, the GT70 is also available with 16 GB of DDR3, BD Burner, and MSI’s Super RAID 0 configuration, a unique combination of 128GB (2*64GB) of SSD RAID 0 and 750GB at 7200RPM for unprecedented storage capacity.
“Armed with the newest NVIDIA graphics, Intel chipset and Killer Game Networking, the GT70 and GT60 redefine mobile gaming and delivers superior performance that exceeds expectations of even the most demanding gamer,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI US. “MSI invites gamers to experience the rush of finding the perfect mobile gaming notebook.”
With similar power but more mobility, the 15.6-inch GT60 also comes equipped with Full HD Non Reflection Display and an array of performance focused components, including dual HDD’s in RAID 0 for a combined storage space of 1TB, 12 GB DDR3 memory and more. In addition, both models are packed with the following:
NVIDIA GeForce GT670M – Latest generation GPU immerses audiences in superb graphics without the need to sacrifice performance and speed
Intel© HM77 Chipset – Maximize all your gaming performance with the latest generation of Intel chipset featuring Core i7 processors
Killer™ E2200 Game Networking – High-performance, Gigabit Ethernet tuned for gaming, HD video and high-quality streaming audio
Audio Boost – Gold flashed audio connectors combine with an AMP produces high fidelity sounds directly into the headset
Dynaudio Speakers with THX Surround Sound – Professional quality speakers with built-in sub-woofer to accurately reproduce THX’s TruStudio Pro sound experience
Steel Series Full Color Backlit Programmable Keyboard – Accurately responds to 10 simultaneous key actions with over 1,000 color combinations for a powerful and customizable experience in your hands
MSI’s Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology – Provides an instant boost in graphics performance to accelerate video decoding
MSI Cooler Boost Technology – Increases airflow at the touch of a button to stay cool in the heat of the battle
All models are protected by a 2 year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty and are available starting at $1499.99 MSRP.