MSI unleashes 17-inch, Core i7-powered GX740 gaming laptop

By on June 14th, 2010 at 6:56 PM | Computing

MSI has launched the GX740, a brand new gaming computer ready for the taking, and it’s got some mighty powerful specs underneath that cherry red and black hood.

The 17-inch MSI notebook boasts some high-end power from the pairing of anIntel Core i7-720QM1.6GHzCPU with anATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with1GB 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 isn’t a surprise 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 rpmhard drive
  • DVD Super-Multi or Blu-ray optical drive
  • Bluetooth
  • 802.11 b/g/draft-nWi-Fi
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • XD/SD/MMC/MS card reader
  • 2.0-megapixel webcam
  • 9-cell battery
  • Subwoofer
  • Connectivity: Three USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI outputs, ExpressCard slot

TheMSI GX740 is available over on Newegg and Amazon now. The price tag isn’t too exorbitant either, starting at$1,399.99.

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