MSI's laptops aren't always all that distinguishable from one another, expect when they're crystal-studded, but the company is at least churning them out at a steady pace, the latest of which is its MS-1037 model, apparently exclusive to Japan. Unlike its AMD-based M673, this one opts for Intel hardware, with your choice of Core 2 Duo or Core Solo processors, along with the standard 17-inch widescreen display, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 graphics, your choice of SATA hard drive, an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, with an ExpressCard slot thrown in for good measure. Look for this one to set you back about $1,150 for the base configuration, with the upgrade options likely to tack an extra couple of hundred bucks onto that.

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