The 17-inch MSI notebook boasts some high-end power from the pairing of an Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz CPU with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with 1GB of dedicated DDR5 memory. Tack on some SRS-certified speakers, Cinema Pro technology and DirectX 11 graphics support, and you have yourself quite the entertainment machine.
MSI is also promoting this is a "desktop replacement," which is a given granted the seven pounds this thing weighs. Here's a closer look as to just what is inside the brushed aluminum chassis that should round out the GX740's gaming experience:
- 17-inch TFT-LCD widescreen display (1,680 x 1,050 resolution)
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS
- Intel HM55 chipset
- 4GB of DDR3 memory
- 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive
- DVD Super-Multi or Blu-ray optical drive
- 802.11 b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi
- Gigabit Ethernet
- XD/SD/MMC/MS card reader
- 2.0-megapixel webcam
- 9-cell battery
- Connectivity: Three USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI outputs, ExpressCard slot
The MSI GX740 is available over on Newegg and Amazon now. The price tag isn't too exorbitant either, starting at $1,399.99.