MSI just announced the North American availability of its new GT680R notebook, which is the company's first gaming laptop built around Intel's recently launched Sandy Bridge platform.
This 15.6-inch notebook packs an Intel Core i7 2630QM processor clocked at 2.0GHz, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 1TB of storage space by way of two 500GB hard drives in a RAID 0 configuration, Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M graphics, DVD writer, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 7-in-1 memory card reader, Windows Home Premium 64-bit, and a 9-cell battery.
Also present is MSI's Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) technology, which allows for software overclocking of the CPU and GPU, USB 3.0, HDMI, and a built-in webcam.
MSI on Tuesday shed light on its CES lineup. The event will see the company run the gamut of portable devices from the “fastest notebook on the planet” to the mandatory tablet. According to the vendor, it will be showcasing a wide range of new additions across its five families of notebooks.
MSI had revealed its plans of unveiling the 15.6-inch GT680 (pictured below), a gaming notebook it claims is the world’s fastest, at the upcoming trade show in a press release earlier this month. The GT680 owes its muscle to an Intel Sandy Bridge quad-core processor, Nvidia GT460 graphics and MSI’s TDE+ (Turbo Drive Engine+) technology. It supports up to 16GB of memory thanks to its four DDR3 slots and features accelerated dual solid state (SSD) RAID 0 architecture.
Of course, MSI’s presence at CES won’t be restricted to the GT680 alone, but there will be several new notebook models across the G, F, C, X-Slim and Wind U families.
As reported by Digitimes a few days ago, the company will also be showcasing a couple of new tablets: the Android-running WindPad 100A and Wintel-powered WindPad 100W. Both the tablets have 10.1-inch multi-touch displays.