MSI has clearly been busy with its Wind here lately, but that doesn't mean it has forgotten entirely about the gaming crowd. The 15.4-inch GX620 and 17-inch GX720 were both made official today, even though they made their debut at CeBIT. Now that the specifications are nailed down, here's what you're looking at: an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA's 512MB GeForce 9600M GT, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 2-megapixel webcam, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, a 320GB SATA drive, an optional Blu-ray drive, 6-cell battery and the usual assortment of ports. Sadly, there's no mention of prices just yet, but click on past the break for the full release.

MSI LAUNCHES NEW GX620/GX720 GAMING NOTEBOOKS

The new gaming series features Blu-Ray player, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 3D graphic, and New Intel® Centrino® 2 Technology

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – August 04, 2008 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the release of the new GX620/GX720 Gaming Notebook. Winner of a Best Choice Award at COMPUTEX 2008, the GX620 's Blu-Ray player, MSI's VIVID Image Enhancement Technology, the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 3D graphics card and Dolby® 7.1 digital surround sound capabilities guarantee the ultimate gaming or movie watching experience. This powerful notebook is housed in a sleek yet tough alloy case with strong red accents, and features user friendly quick launch touch sensors.

These sensors, located just above the keyboard, are used to activate both MSI's exclusive Turbo Drive Engine Technology and the new ECO Engine Management function. The Turbo Drive Engine allows user's to overclock the GX620/GX720, increasing the speed of the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor by as much as 15%. This allows the notebook to run smoother and enhances the gaming experience. MSI's new ECO Engine, allows users to alternate between 5 different operating modes to conserve battery life. By simply pressing the quick launch sensor, users can choose Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, or Turbo Battery mode to fit their power consumption needs. The GX620 also features a 2.0 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth capabilities, an HDMI input, 4-in-1 card reader and 3 USB ports. (Full Specs Below).

MSI GX620 / GX720 Gaming Notebook
Operation System
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
CPU
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor
Chipset
Intel®PM45
LCD
15.4" WSXGA+ / Glare (GX620)
17 WSXGA+ / Glare (GX720)
VGA
Controller
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
VRAM
DDR3 512MB
Memory
Type
DDR2 800Mhz
Config
DDR2 SO-DIMM x 2 slots
Maximum
4GB ( 2048MB x 2 )
Audio
Speaker
2 (GX620)
4+1sub (GX720)
Webcam
2.0 M Webcam
Communication
56K Fax / MODEM
1
LAN
10/100/1000 LAN
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
802.11 b/g/n
I / O
HDMI
1
Card reader
4 in 1
Mic-in / Headphone out
1 / 1
USB 2.0
3
RJ11 / RJ45
1 / 1
D-Sub
1
E-SATA
1
Express Card
1
Storage
HDD form factor
320 GB SATA
Optical Drive
DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray
Battery
6 Cells
Keyboard
103 keys
Power
AC Adapter
90W
Physical Characteristics
Dimension
14.10" x 10.24" x 1.06"-1.22"
Full System Weight
5.94 lbs (with Battery)

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MSI gets official with Centrino 2-based GX620 / GX720 gaming laptops