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MSI announces the GP60 15.6-inch gaming notebook

MSI launches the GP60 15.6-inch gaming notebook
MSI launches the GP60 15.6-inch gaming notebook
This new mid-end gaming laptop does not break any records, but delivers enough power for the budget conscious gamer in need of mobility.

Gamers on a budget who can't live without a laptop will surely enjoy the GP60 Gaming Series notebook from MSI. Despite its minor drawbacks, the MSI GP60 is a gaming notebook that successfully blends performance with mobility and competitive pricing.

The MSI GP60 features the same black/dash of red color scheme as the other Gaming Series laptops, but some of its specifications are rather general, so we can't talk about a base model right now. Even this way, there is still enough information to get a better picture of what to expect from it, as you can see below: 

  • CPU: Haswell family, not a single one officially confirmed, probably Intel Core i5 and maybe even i7
  • Memory: 2 DDR3 slots, up to 16 GB
  • Chipset: Intel HM86
  • Display: two options available, 1366X768 or 1920X1080 anti-glare 
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2 GB of DDR3 (the major drawback for a gamer)
  • Optical drive: a DVDRW or a Blu-ray+DVDRW combo
  • Storage: 24 GB NAND flash + 1 TB 5400rpm hybrid
  • OS: Windows 8

Measuring roughly 15X10X1.4 inches and weighing about 5.3 pounds, the MSI GP60 also features a gaming-grade SteelSeries keyboard and gold-plated headset jacks.

Other than these, everything is standard: 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN, D-Sub and HDMI connectors, a pair of USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port. The MSI GP60 also has a 720p webcam and a card reader.

Pricing is currently unavailable and will depend on configuration.

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Author: Codrut Nistor, 2013-08- 8 (Update: 2013-09-30)