MSI Resumes Shipments Of Sandy Bridge Notebooks

MSI Resumes Shipments Of Sandy Bridge Notebooks

It's one of the final companies to make this public, but it's good to hear nonetheless. While Intel's Sandy Bridge snafu is largely history, companies were scrambling for weeks to fulfill orders, satisfy customers and get "fixed" parts in from Intel. It's not a juggling match that we envy, that's for sure. MSI obviously ships quite a few Sandy Bridge notebooks, and so there's no question that their supply chain was adversely impacted.

Today, the company made crystal clear that shipments of the GT680R notebook had resumed, complete with a refreshed Core i7 2630QM processor. MSI’s GE620 notebook, a slightly lighter sibling to the GT model designed for the casual gamer, will also be shipping soon with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 2630QM processor.

The company is also taking this opportunity to launch their Quality Assurance Program, which includes notebooks equipped with the second generation Intel Core processor chipset purchased in the U.S. In response to the recent recall of the Intel 6 Series chipset, the “MSI Quality Assurance Program” addresses any outstanding customer concerns around product quality with an additional one-year extended warranty for all MSI Sandy Bridge notebooks.

 MSI Resumes Shipments of Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebooks and Extends Warranty

GT680R and GE620 Notebooks Deliver Exceptional Gaming and Multimedia Entertainment

MSI Adds Extended One-Year Warranty as Part of Commitment to Customers and Products

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced that it has resumed shipments of the GT680R notebook, its 15.6” full HD desktop replacement gaming unit powered by the refreshed second generation Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM processor. MSI’s GE620 notebook, a slightly lighter sibling to the GT model designed for the casual gamer, will also be shipping soon with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 2630QM processor.

    “MSI is dedicated to provide outstanding customer service”

MSI is also introducing its “MSI Quality Assurance Program” for all MSI notebooks equipped with the second generation Intel Core processor chipset purchased in the U.S. In response to the recent recall of the Intel 6 Series chipset, the “MSI Quality Assurance Program” addresses any outstanding customer concerns around product quality with an additional one-year extended warranty for all MSI Sandy Bridge notebooks.

Separately, the Better Business Bureau has honored MSI with an A+ rating, the organization’s highest grade for reliability. This exemplary grade represents the BBB's degree of confidence that MSI is operating in a trustworthy manner.

“MSI is dedicated to provide outstanding customer service,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. “We want our customers to know that we are doing all we can to ensure their highest satisfaction as we have resolved – and continue to move beyond – the Intel 6 Series chipset issue.”

All MSI notebooks sold in 2011 in the U.S. that use the updated Intel 6 Series chipset will be eligible for the one-year extended warranty, including the GT680R and GE620, as well as other new models, including the FX420, FX720/FR720 and CR640/CX640. Customers must register their MSI laptop within 30 days of purchase to qualify for the one-year extended warranty. Online registration can be completed at: http://www.msimobile.com/productreg/productlogin.aspx.

Specs for the GT680R gaming notebook remain the same as when initially released in January 2011, and can be found here: http://www.msimobile.com/level3_productpage.aspx?id=283. The updated GT680R has an MSRP of $1,649 and the GE620 starts at MSRP $1,249.99.

For more information and purchasing options, please visit http://www.msimobile.com/. 
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Good job :D, but that thing looks big... Not sure if its the angle or what, the monitor looks like... lol

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To be honest I would expect a gaming laptop to be large. They tend to need extra cooling to prevent a meltdown...

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It is Inspector it is a 17" plug in gaming behemoth I am sure. MSI does have a lot of packages though, from standard, to UL, and even pseudo and full on Netbooks. There laptop catalog is pretty large. The one thing about this Sandy Bridge chipset mess up is I feel sorry for some of these OEM's as I know they lost money somewhere in this whole remake and replace deal with the Sandy Bridge chipset MB replacement circus. Let's hope is is over completely, and another component does not start making noise in a week or two.

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