has gone and announced another 15.6 gaming laptop, this latest one built around Intel
's Core i5 platform and featuring an Nvidia
GeForce GT 425M graphics chip inside. It's not going to suddenly render your $2,000 gaming desktop obsolete, but it is a potent combo that brings serviceable DirectX 11 gaming in an attractive looking notebook.
More specifically, the GE603 consists of an Intel Core i5 460M, 450M, or 430M processor, up to 8GB of DDR3-1066 memory, 320/500/640GB hard drive, DVD burner, four USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard slot, 5-in-1 memory card reader, HDMI, VGA, 2.1 channel speakers with SRS Premium Sound, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GbE LAN, an HD webcam, Windows 7, and a 9-cell battery.
All in all a respectable assortment of parts that could prove popular depending on what price point MSI settles. No word yet on when this will ship.
Powerful and Light
The MSI GE603 is your top choice for mobile gaming
MSI unveiled the GE603, its newest 15.6-inch gaming notebook computer, featuring Intel's powerful Core i5 processor with nVidia GeForce GT 425M discrete graphics card to maximize your mobile gaming and multimedia entertainment experience.
Taipei—Once again demonstrating its outstanding R&D capabilities, MSI rolled out the revolutionary GE603 laptop designed specifically with the gamer in mind. It packs the high-performance Intel Core i5 CPU with the powerful nVidia GeForce GT 425M discrete graphics card which supports DirectX 11. What's more, to enhance the layered wrap around cinema sound, it is equipped with SRS Premium Sound™ which boasts powerful processing capabilities and supports 7.1 channel output. This unbeatable gaming computer is also very light and comes with the best multimedia components available, making it the ideal entertainment center for the individual on-the-go.
MSI Marketing Director Sam Chern points out that responding to consumer needs, MSI is introducing the high-performance 15.6" GE603 gaming laptop with cutting edge hardware and software as well as an all-new exterior, a high-definition 720p webcam, and the latest SRS Premium Sound™ to provide consumers with a highly mobile gaming machine.
Top choice for gamers
Intel® Core i5™ processor: The MSI GE603 boasts under the hood the power-sipping, high-performance Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost and Intel® Hyper-Threading technology for dynamic enhanced processing efficiency which throttles up for load-hungry games, handling much larger amounts of data and greatly enhancing overall system performance.
nVidia® GeForce® GT 425M discrete graphics card (1GB GDDR3 VRAM): To provide consumers the best multimedia entertainment performance available, the MSI GE603 features the nVidia GeForce GT 425M discrete graphics card with 1GB GDDR3 of display memory for higher display performance and lower power consumption. It also supports DirectX 11 to maximize 3D graphics for smooth, true-to-life visuals, no matter what game you're playing.
SRS Premium Sound™: In addition to superior display performance, the GE603 has two cinema-grade speakers, SRS Premium Sound™, and 7.1 channel output for ultimate sound.
Plenty of battery power
ECO engine power saving technology: The GE603 also comes with MSI’s own ECO engine power saving technology which allows you to select from among five power management levels—Video Game, Film, Presentation, Word Processing, and Turbo Battery, at the touch of a button.
Cinema Pro technology: The MSI GE603's powerful hardware not only optimizes your gaming experience, when the magic wands and battle axes are put away, it's the ideal medium for viewing films. One touch of the Cinema Pro button switches you over to film mode for higher display resolution and richer colors. It works together with the SRS Premium Sound™ and woofer to further enhance your multimedia entertainment experience.