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MSI gets official with 17.3-inch FX700 and FR700 multimedia laptops

Darren Murph

June was a lifetime ago, we'll give you that, but surely you can't forget those 16 Optimus-based laptops that NVIDIA teased us with at Computex, right? Right. At any rate, MSI has just come clean with a delightful pair of them, the FX700 and FR700. Both of these beasts boast 17.3-inch widescreen displays, the company's own anti-scratch, anti-smudge coating and a design that actually looks fairly attractive given the hugeness. The former also includes up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a Core i5 processor, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 425M (1GB), HDMI / VGA outputs, 320/500/640GB hard drives, a DVD SuperMulti drive, four USB ports (two of the SuperSpeed variety), a 5-in-1 card reader, inbuilt webcam, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, gigabit Ethernet and a 6-cell Li-ion that'll probably exhaust itself long before you'd like it to. The FR700 includes most of the same specifications, but opts for integrated Intel graphics for those who aren't planning to dabble too long in Crysis. Per usual, MSI's keeping quiet when it comes to pricing and release details, but we'd be shocked if they didn't find their way onto retail shelves pre-Christmas.

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