MSI on Wednesday introduced what it claims are a pair of "mean machines" in the FX420 and FX620DX, a pair of notebooks built around Intel's second generation Core CPUs. Both models also sport "high-end discrete graphics cards to meet the needs of extreme gamers." We'd label them as 'respectable,' with the FX420 featuring an AMD Radeon HD 6470 and the FX620DX outfitted with Nvidia's GeForce GT 540M, both with 1GB of GDDR3 memory.
The 14-inch FX420 includes:
Intel Core i5 2410M processor
1366x768 screen resolution (LED backlit)
500GB/640GB/750GB 5400RPM or 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
Optional Blu-ray reader
Two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, memory card reader
Premium Sound by THX TruStudio Pro
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, Gigabit LAN
The 15.6-inch FX620 sports mostly the same spec sheet, but with a larger screen/resolution (optional 1920x1080) and an option for an Intel Core i7 2630QM processor. MSI also built into both machines its usual assortment of proprietary technologies, such as its ECO Engine power saving scheme and GPU Boost technology.
No word yet on price or availability.
MSI tells us the FX420 starts at $750. There will also be a pair of 17-inch models, the FX720 (Intel Core i5 2410M and GeForce GT520M) starting at $850, and the FR720 for $710 (Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel HD 3000 graphics) or $900 (Core i7 2630QM).