Just as we knew it would, MSI has formally announced pricing for its newfangled GX70 and GX60 gaming laptops -- the world's first machines to ship with AMD's Richland A10-5750M (2.5GHz - 3.5GHz) within. The 17.3-inch GX70 offers up a 1,920 x 1,080 native display resolution, AMD's Radeon HD 8970M on the graphics front, a 750GB hard drive, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a Blu-ray Disc drive, Bluetooth 4.0 and Killer's E2200 networking technology. You'll also get a SDXC card slot, HDMI 1.4 socket, 720p webcam, a 9-cell battery -- likely good for about 89 seconds of use -- a backlit keyboard and a frame that's 2.17-inches thick and 8.6 pounds. If none of that frightens you, you can plan on parting ways with $1,399.99 to call one your own. The (slightly) more petite GX60 boasts a 15.6-inch panel (still 1080p, though), a 7.7 pound frame and a $1,299.99 price tag. Otherwise, the specifications are essentially identical from its big brother, and both should be shipping any moment now.
MSI Unveils World's First AMD Richland A10 Powered Mobile Gaming Powerhouses
GX70 and GX60 armed with AMD A10-5750M CPU, Radeon™ HD 8970M graphics and Killer™ Game Networking delivers enthralling gaming experience
City of Industry, Calif. – May 21, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the new and refreshed GX70 and GX60, the world's first AMD Richland A10-5750M powered gaming laptops.
Part of MSI's award-winning G Series gaming laptops, the all-new GX70 and GX60 are now upgraded with AMD's newest processor, which promises an increase in visual performance by up to 40 percent over previous generations. The new processor also increases battery life and CPU performance, resulting in longer gaming sessions with crisper, brighter and a more realistic visual experience.
The GX70 is also armed with other cutting-edge technologies, including the new AMD Radeon™ HD 8970M graphics, AMD's Eyefinity 3D technology that allows users to run multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, Killer™ E2200 Game Networking to eliminate lag time and a full color backlit SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard. To produce an unmatched immersive experience, it is also outfitted with THX speakers with a built-in subwoofer.
"The GX70 and GX60 deliver the ultimate sensory experience for both professional and amateur gamers," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. "MSI is committed to the gaming community and we understand that cutting-edge components results in exceptional performance."
Both units also come with Blu-ray Disc readers, a 1920x1080 full HD anti-reflective screen that reduces eyestrain while widening the field of view, 9 cell battery for extended mobile gaming pleasure, gold coated audio jacks for crystal clear and high fidelity sound, and more.
For more information about the GX70 or GX60, please visit http://www.msimobile.com or http://www.usgaming.msi.com/.