The floodgates have opened and you can expect to see plenty of manufacturers rolling out new notebooks built around Intel's Centrino 2 platform in the coming weeks. Leading the charge, MSI jumps on board with its GX620 , a Centrino-2-based notebook equipped with the company's exclusive Turbo Drive Engine Technology; when in AC mode, pushing the turbo button ramps up the CPU clockspeed.
Further power management duties come courtesy of MSI's new ECO Engine. An ECO quick launch touch sensor gives users the ability to switch between five different modes - Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and Turbo Battery mode - with each one automatically adjusting the brightness and distributing power where it's needed most to prolong battery life, the company claims.
Under the hood, MSI's new GX620 will sport a 15.4-inch LCD monitor powered by Nvidia's Geforce 9600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory. Utilizing Intel's Centrino 2 platform, the GX620 will feature a Core 2 Duo processor on Intel's PM45 Express chipset. Configurations will come with up to 4GB DDR2, a 160GB, 250GB, or 320GB hard drive, and a DVD burner. Also look for a bevy of I/O ports, including HDMI, eSATA, three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, audio, D-Sub, and a 4-in-1 card reader. The GX620 will also come with an independent numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard, just like your desktop plank - groovy!
No word on pricing, but at least one site claims to have already spotted a few GX620 models in stores.
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