They may have barely finished component convalescence after being kitted out with NVIDIA's GTX 570M, but MSI's GT780DXR and GT683DXR are getting yet another technical leg-up. This time, the processors are being nudged up to an Intel Core i7-2670QM, replacing the Core i7-2630QM we found on these gaming rigs last time we met. The ultra slim X460 series will also get the same CPU refresh. We'll admit, it's a pretty gentle update, but it should help keep MSI's latest offerings close to the bleeding edge of high-end laptops.

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MSI Showcases Refreshed G Series Performance Gaming Notebooks at NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6

Notebooks featuring Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processors on display from October 14 to 16 on Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, California

"Light'em Up" Giveaway headlines celebratory events with MSI GT780DXR as grand prize
City of Industry, Calif. – October 13, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, exhibits the refreshed G Series gaming notebooks upgraded with the latest generation Intel® Core™ processors during NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6. Available in the recently launched GT780DXR and GT683DXR gaming notebooks, as well as the X460 ultra slim models, the new Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processors provide 6M of Cache at 2.20 GHz, resulting in increased power and performance.

On display during the NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6 event from October 14 to 16 on Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, California, MSI laptops will also be accompanied by some of the latest gaming components, including video cards and peripherals. Hosted by NVIDIA, GeForce LAN is a legendary BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event featuring around-the-clock tournaments, contest for prizes, and an exhibit area showcasing the latest in gaming.

"MSI aims at providing users with the latest technology, giving them the ability to take their computing and gaming experience to the next level," said Andy Tung, Vice President of Sales for MSI US. "By incorporating the latest Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA© GeForce© GTX 570M graphics card, we are arming users with cutting edge technology and the reliability and reputation of world class companies."

As part of MSI's celebration of GeForce LAN 6 and the heralded processor upgrade, MSI is giving away a GT780DXR gaming notebook valued at $1749.99 as part of their "Light'em Up" giveaway. Additional prices include three MSI N560GTX-TI Hawk Graphics Cards valued at $259.99 each, and 50 SteelSeries Kinzu Mouse valued at $34.99 each. For more details and to participate on the giveaway, visit: event.msicomputer.com/LIGHTEM_UP/

Furthermore, from October 14 to November 13, MSI will be offering a limited quantity of free SteelSeries Gaming Headset and Mouse with the purchase of any MSI gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA's GTX 570M graphics card. Participating models include GT683DXR, GT780DXR and GT780DX. For more information, please visit MSI mobile website.

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MSI infuses more gaming juice into its G Series notebooks with processor refresh