MSI announces two 15.4-inch gaming laptops

Summary:MSI is better-known for netbooks and nettops, but the Taiwan-based company announced two gaming laptops today. Both have the identical design and 15.4-inch widescreen display, but they have different components.

These days MSI is better-known for netbooks and nettops, but the Taiwan-based company announced two gaming laptops today. Both have the identical design and 15.4-inch widescreen (16:10) display, but they have different components. The GX623 uses an Intel processor and AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4000 series graphics; the GX633 uses an AMD processor paired with an Nvidia GeForce GPU.

Like MSI's other GX series gaming laptops, the new models have an ECO button for switching between different modes (Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Battery modes), and when plugged in, a Turbo button that the company claims boost the speed of the CPU.

Here are the basic specs:

MSI GX623

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • ATI Radeon HD4670 with 512MB
  • Up to 4GB of DDR2-800
  • 160/250/320/500GB hard drive
  • DVD Super-Multi or Blu-Ray drive
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Six- or nine-cell battery

MSI GX633

  • AMD Turion X2 Ultra processor
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 130M with 512MB
  • Up to 4GB of DDR2-800
  • 160/250/320/500GB hard drive
  • DVD Super-Multi or Blu-Ray drive
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Six- or nine-cell battery

No word yet on pricing or availability in the U.S.

Read - MSI GX623 press release

Read - MSI GX633 press release

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Processors

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