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MSI unveils GX723 gaming notebook

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Mon May 18 2009, 14:20

MSI SEEMS TO be taking a good dose of its own Turbo Drive tech, with the Taiwanese computer maker releasing yet another laptop ahead of next month's Computex trade fair.

An addition to its already beefed up selection of gamer targeted portables, MSI's new GX723 with its massive 17-inch display and Intel's latest Centrino 2 processor, is certainly no afterthought.

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Based on Chipzilla's PM45 and ICH9M platform, MSI's newest gaming machine supports Nvidia's GT 130M graphics and up to 512MB of DDR3 memory, with specs boasting it can also be configured with 4GB of DDR2 RAM memory and a high-capacity 500GB SATA hard drive.

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Packing Dolby Theater Class 5 speakers for HD Audio, three USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, Gigabit LAN, wireless 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI connectivity, Webcam, DVD Super-Multi optical drive, 4-in-1 card reader, and options for both Bluetooth V2.0+EDR and Blu-Ray, the GX723 is surprisingly light at just 3.2 kg.

MSI is also touting its much trumpeted Turbo Drive Engine Technology alongside its ECO Engine tech, allowing users to control the machine's performance and power draw at the touch of a button.

By tapping the Eco touch sensor repeatedly, users can apparently flick between five separate modes including gaming mode, movie mode, presentation mode, office mode, and turbo Drive. Likewise, when the laptop is plugged into AC, users can press the machine's turbo button and rev up the CPU.

No details of pricing or availability have emerged, but we reckon these should surface any day now. µ

 

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