MSI rolls out four new F Series laptops; Intel Core CPUs, THX TruStudio sound

MSI rolls out four new F Series laptops; Intel Core CPUs, THX TruStudio sound

Summary: MSI recently introduced new laptops from its F Series at CES 2011, and now we have four new models to look over from the same collection.

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MSI recently introduced new laptops from its F Series at CES 2011, and now we have four new models to look over from the same collection.

All four of these new notebooks sport an anti-fingerprint texture, THX TruStudio Pro Surround Sound technology, and MSI's signature Turbo Boost Drive for improved speed and performance in gaming, video playback and more.

Here's a breakdown on the rest of the specs:

FX700

  • 17.3-inch display
  • Intel Core i5-480 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT425M graphics card with DDR3 1G VRAM
  • NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA 3D Vision, and NVIDIA Optimus technologies
  • Dynaudio premium sound technology
  • Two USB 3.0 ports

FX603

  • 15.6-inch display
  • Intel Core i5-480 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT425M graphics card with DDR3 1G VRAM
  • NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA 3D Vision, and NVIDIA Optimus technologies
  • Dynaudio premium sound technology
  • Two USB 3.0 ports

FX400-062US

  • 14-inch display
  • Intel Core i5-480 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT325M graphics card
  • MSI Power eSATA ports

FX400-063US

  • 14-inch display
  • Intel Core i3-380 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT325M graphics card
  • MSI Power eSATA ports

Pricing ranges from $849.99 – $1,049.99. The FX400-063US, the FX400-062US, and the FX603-019US are all available from Newegg and Amazon, while the FX700 is being sold exclusively by MSI Mobile.

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  • RE: MSI rolls out four new F Series laptops; Intel Core CPUs, THX TruStudio sound

    Hmmm... I would have to hear what THX TruStudio sound like.
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: MSI rolls out four new F Series laptops; Intel Core CPUs, THX TruStudio sound

    Pricing ranges from $849.99 $1,049.99<br>WOW, awesome price range; a MacBook Pro will similar configuration would cost more than 3K and BTW despite that you wouldn't get a high end processor and a graphics card with 1 GB VRAM :)
    shellcodes_coder
  • RE: MSI rolls out four new F Series laptops; Intel Core CPUs, THX TruStudio sound

    Whatever.<br><br>I'll never again consider any MSI product because of my experience with a Systemax integration with a MSI X58 Platinum SLI ATX motherboard in it.<br><br>This thing takes nearly 15minutes to boot up a functional Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. The majority of the time is not in Windows boot but rather POST. It takes three minutes just to get past recognizing and initializing it's own on-board USB ports. Then another minutes or so recognizing the various SATA II devices in the system. <br><br>Recently I had to remove the second graphic card, an nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MB SLI because the system would no longer play LOTRO for more than about 12-30 seconds. It does fine now with just one card.<br><br>But you'd think a modern system with a Intel I7-920 at 2.66GHz and 12GB of DDR3 Corsair RAM would run a POST a bit faster. Once the system is up in Windows 7 it's a screamer but there are no 'tweaks' in the system or BIOS and no amount of 'tech support' from MSI nor Systemax has ever fixed this startup issue.<br><br>Oh, and this system is well out of warranty now so I don't expect it will ever be a really useful machine for me. But once burned, I'm wiser than trust MSI (the core of the issue) again.
    MasterE@...
    • RE: MSI rolls out four new F Series laptops; Intel Core CPUs, THX TruStudio sound

      @MasterE@... Like you I had problems with MSI. I build systems from the ground up. I got a good DEAL on 5 MSI board bundle well,first can I had to change the board twice. The third time I went back to the XFX boards. I'll never buy MSI again. And the prices for the laptops are still over priced.
      Par-Pro