MSI tells us they've beefed up some of their top-shelf GT70 gaming laptops with Nvidia's discrete GeForce GTX 675 graphics, touting it as the fastest single-unit laptop GPU on the planet. AMD might have something to say about that with its Radeon HD 7970M chip, but either way, you're looking at a GPU that's head and shoulders above what your Ultrabook-toting friends are wielding.
As you all know, Intel announced the launch of its much anticipated 22nm Ivy Bridge processors earlier today. Intel is counting on these third-generation Core processors for the success of ultrabooks, which it hopes will be able to check the rampant growth of tablets and, in the process, conquer a large chunk of the mobile PC market. But ultrabooks will not be the only products to make use of Ivy Bridge chips; there will also be plenty of all-in-ones, desktops and notebooks. In all, over 570 Ivy Bridge-toting systems are expected to ship in 2012. The MSI GT70 and GT60 are two such products. Hit the jump for more.