MSI to start shipping the high-performance GX60 gaming laptop this week
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Micro-Star International (MSI) unveiled the GX60 gaming laptop back in June as part of the 2012 Computex trade show in Taipei. Now, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer has announced in a press release that it will start shipping the laptop sometime this week. Apparently, the latest addition to the company’s G-Series of powerful notebooks is “the ideal choice for gamers seeking a high-performance, yet affordable unit”.
The MSI GX60 is powered by a Trinity AMD A10-4600M accelerated processing unit that incorporates four cores clocked at 2.3GHz – 3.2GHz (you can read our detailed review of AMD’s Trinity APU here). Measuring 1.77 inches thick, the gaming PC is equipped with a 15.6-inch widescreen anti-reflection display of 1920-by-1080 pixels (Full HD) native resolution.
Andy Tung, VP of sales at MSI USA was quoted as saying: “MSI spared no bells and whistles in creating the GX60, packing it with cutting-edge components including the latest AMD processor,” … “MSI is committed to the gaming community and we believe that exceptional performance leads to unparalleled gaming experience”.
According to the company, the upcoming notebook features an AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM and offers support for AMD’s Eyefinity technology (runs up to 6 monitors). Furthermore, users will be provided with a 750GB spinning (7200RPM) hard drive, 8GB of internal DDR3, 1600MHz memory and an integrated Blu-ray Reader.
Built around an AMD A70M FCH chipset, the GX60 comes with a Killer E2200 gaming network module (LAN), a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n radio, three USB 3.0 ports, 5-in-1 media card reader slot, an HDMI 1.4 interface and a built-in 720p web camera for video calls.
MSI claims its latest high-performance laptop is based on a 64-bit Windows 8 operating system and weighs 7.7lbs (3.49kg) with the integrated 9-cell battery. Other specs supposedly include a Steel Series chiclet keyboard, stereo speakers with subwoofer and a $1,300 price-tag.