MSI GX60 AMD-powered gaming laptop coming this week for $1,300

Nov 12, 2012
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MSI first teased PC gamers with the GX60 gaming laptop back in September by officially announcing the laptop and giving a few details about the specs, but ultimately keeping most of it under wraps. That is, until now. The 15.6-inch GX60 will be out sometime later this week and will come with AMD's new A10 Trinity APU with Radeon HD 7970M graphics.

On top of the processor and graphics, the GX60 comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a Blu-ray optical drive, a 720p HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, 2.1 speakers with THX TruStudio PRO sound, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and topped off with a 64-bit version of Windows 8.

Previously announced specs that we already knew of include the full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, Killer Gaming Network LAN, and a SteelSeries-designed keyboard. "MSI spared no bells and whistles in creating the GX60, packing it with cutting-edge components including the latest AMD processor," says vice president of sales for MSI US Andy Tung. "MSI is committed to the gaming community and we believe that exceptional performance leads to unparalleled gaming experience."

The AMD A10 chips are the chip maker's newest and fastest accelerated processing units to date, and they offer great performance for builders on a budget. The company's A10-5800K chip clocks in at 3.8GHz and comes with Radeon HD 7660D graphics for only $130. AMD's cheapest APU chips offer even more a deal, with the A4-5300 clocking in at 3.4GHz with Radeon HD 7480D graphics for just $65.


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