MSI have announced two new gaming notebooks, the 15.4-inch GX620 and the 17-inch GX720. Both run Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor and have MSI’s own Turbo Drive Engine technology that instantly overclocks the CPU by as much as 15-percent. It, and the ECO Engine Management system that cycles through gaming, movie, presentation, office and turbo battery modes, are controlled by touch-sensitive buttons above the keyboard.
Graphics are courtesy of NVIDIA’s GeForce 9600 GT 3D video card with 512MB of DDR3 memory, running the onboard LCDs at WSXGA+ resolution or outputting via the HDMI and D-sub ports. System RAM is 4GB, storage 320GB SATA and there’s a Blu-ray and DVD-burning optical drive.
Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth and a modem. Otherwise there’s an eSATA port, three USB 2.0 ports and a 4-in-1 card reader. The GX620 has stereo speakers while the GX720 has four speakers and a subwoofer; both have a 2-megapixel webcam.
MSI is yet to announce pricing for the new notebook, which won a Best Choice Award at COMPUTEX 2008.