Jonesing for a new gaming laptop, are you? We're sure you've already spent far too many hours browsing your options, but MSI's hoping that it can grab a moment of your time to demonstrate the merits of the GX740. This 17-inch beast measures a full 1.5-inches thick and weighs just over seven pounds, but all that heft nabs you a great deal of potency. Within, you'll find a 1.6GHz Core i7-720QM processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU (1GB DDR5), gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) running the show. The panel tops out at 1,680 x 1,050, but you will get an ExpressCard slot, a trio of USB sockets as well as VGA and HDMI outputs. If your mind has been made up, you can get this one headed your way now for the tidy sum of $1,399.99.
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MSI Announces U.S. Availability of Powerful GX740 Notebook

Intel i7 CPU and ATI HD5870 GPU Deliver Intense Experience for Gamers and Movie Buffs

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of its new 17-inch GX740 gaming notebook. Armed with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and rich multimedia features including 7.1 channel output with SRS qualification, a subwoofer, Cinema Pro technology, and HDMI output , the GX740 is ideal for those who need superior sound and graphics, including gamers, movie buffs and graphic designers.

"The GX740 features some of the most innovative components available, and at just over seven pounds and only an inch-and-a-half thick, it is one of the lightest and thinnest desktop replacements ever designed"

The GX740's powerful ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics card supports DirectX® 11 graphics and teams with MSI's Turbo Boost Technology to ensure smooth game play without lags, while lowering power consumption. The GPU's 1GB of DDR5 memory performs 50 percent better than DDR3 memory.

"The GX740 features some of the most innovative components available, and at just over seven pounds and only an inch-and-a-half thick, it is one of the lightest and thinnest desktop replacements ever designed," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI North America.

Gamers and movie buffs can manage the GX740's 9-cell battery power to best meet their needs as a result of MSI's combination of the energy efficient Intel® Core™2 Quad plus Intel Turbo Boost Technology and MSI's ECO engine power management.

The GX740 is housed in MSI's stylish brushed aluminum gaming chassis with fire engine red accents. It features a raised chiclet keyboard designed for gamers with increased accuracy and comfort while typing, and clearly marked W, A, S and D keys for quick response while gaming.

The GX740 ships with a 17 inch LCD screen with 1680x1050 resolution, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive 7200 rpm, a 9-cell battery, Bluetooth connectivity and Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

The GX740 is priced at $1,399.99 and is available now at Amazon and Newegg.

For more information and full specifications, please visit http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=135&cat2_no=271&prod_no=1999.