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MSI Shows Off GX723 Gaming Notebook

MSI Shows Off GX723 Gaming Notebook

MSI launched its latest flagship gaming notebook, the GX723. This 17-inch desktop replacement centers on a 512MB GeForce GT 130M graphics chipset that is good enough to run modern games smoothly. The notebook also offers MSI's Turbo Mode which lets you overclock the Core 2 Duo processor as long as the system is on AC power.

The GX723’s display offers a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. Above the display, there’s a 2-megapixel webcam. You’ll find a 320GB or 500GB hard drive and up to 4GB of memory on this system. A Blu-ray or DVD drive is also available. Five speakers are tucked into the limited space on the notebook providing Dolby sound without an external setup.

For wireless connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi comes with every system. The notebook also has a HDMI output connector, the latest E-SATA support, and an optional DTV receiver so you can watch television shows on demand.


The GX723 gets its power from a 6- or 9-cell battery. To extend battery running time while performing different tasks, the GX723 uses the brand new ECO Engine. By touching the ECO quick launch sensor repeatedly, you’ll switch among the five different power modes: Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and Turbo Drive mode. To return to the original setting, all you have to do is touch the ECO OFF button.

MSI has yet to announce specific configurations, prices, or ship dates for the notebook. Basic specifications are below.

GX723 Spec

CPU Support

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium

Operation System

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

Chipset

Intel PM45+ICH9M

LCD

17" 1680x1050 WSXGA+ TFT LCD Display

VGA

Controller

nVIDIA Geforce GT 130M 3D Graphic Card

VRAM

DDR3 512 MB

Memory

Type

DDR2 800Mhz

Config

DDR2 SO-DIMM x 2 slot

Maximum

4GB ( 2048MB x 2 )

Audio

Speaker

HD Audio, 5 speakers

Communication

56K Fax / MODEM

1

LAN

Gigabit LAN

Bluetooth

Optional (Bluetooth V2.0+EDR)

Wireless LAN

802.11 b/g/n

I / O

HDMI

1

Card reader

4 in 1 (SD /MMC/ MS/ XD)

Mic-in / Headphone out

1 / 1

USB

3

RJ11 / RJ45

1 / 1

D-Sub

1

E-SATA (USB Combo)

1

PCI Express card

1

Webcam

2.0

Storage

HDD form factor

320/500 GB SATA

Optical Drive

DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray DVD

Battery

6/9 Cells

Keyboard

103keys

Power

AC Adapter

120W

Physical Characteristics

Dimension

395 x 278 x 26.5-35mm

Full System Weight

3.2kg


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These MSI notebooks look really nice for the price. I really want a nice gaming laptop. I have been lusting over them for a while, but I dont really have the money to plop down on one and a bestbuy credit card would get me in trouble.

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