MSI GT680R to resume shipment after Sandy Bridge debacle
First unveiled at CES 2011, the MSI gaming notebook GT680R began shipping late January, but was soon postponed due to the discovery of faulty parts in the Sandy Bridge chipset. Now, the Taiwan-based company announced in a press release that it is ready to rerelease the “world’s fastest notebook” to the public.
In order to relieve understandable costumer concerns of laptop quality, MSI is also launching the “MSI Quality Assurance Program” in the U.S. for all of its laptops with second generation Intel Core processors. Most importantly, the program comes with an additional one-year extended warranty for all applicable notebooks. Customers must remember to register their product within 30 days of purchase to qualify for the warranty, however. “We want our customers to know that we are doing all we can to ensure their highest satisfaction…,” the press statement claims. The extra customer support and warranty are definitely steps in the right direction.
Outside of the GT680R, MSI will be resuming shipment of other Sandy Bridge-equipped models, including the GE620, FX420, FX720, FR720, CR640, and CX640. All models will support the new extended warranty and Quality Assurance Program.
The 15.6-inch GT680R comes with a full HD display, Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, GeForce GTX 460M graphics, USB 3.0 and up to 8GB RAM and 1TB of hard drive space. This beast of a laptop starts at $1649 on MSI’s official online store.