MSI announced a pair of new 17″ notebooks, the MSI Fx700 and FR700 which feature an Intel Core i5 processor and aÂ coatingÂ that is designed to keep smudges,Â fingerprintsÂ and scratches off of the glossy lid.
The MSI FX700 is a 17″ desktop replacement notebook that, in addition to the Core i5 processor, packs in up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M GPU w/ 1 GB RAM and Optimus and up a 320GB to 640GB hard drive. The notebook also comes with Windows 7 HomeÂ premiumÂ and a 6-cell battery, but no word on how long it will last.
The MSI FR700 shares all of the specs except for the NVIDIA graphics which it switches in integrated Intel graphics which should bring a lower price.
Both notebooks feature MSI Turbo Drive Engine technology which, according to MSI, “instantly throttles up system performance, so that your computer doesn’t bog down when it’s processing big load applications.”
MSI FX700 Detailed Specs:
|Processor||Intel Core i5 Processor|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Memory||DDR3-1066MHz up to 8GB|
|Display||17.3″ HD+ LED backlight (16:9)|
|Graphics||NVidia GeForce GT 425M -1GB|
|Video Output||1x HDMI, 1x VGA|
|Hard Disk Drive||320/500/640GB|
|Optical Disk Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Interfaces||2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 5-in-1 card reader|
|Sound||4ch speakers, Sound by Dynaudio, THX TruStudio Pro|
|Communication||802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 1x Gigabit LAN|
|Webcam||HD ([email protected])|
|Features||TDE (Turbo Drive Engine), GPU Boost, Cinema Pro|
No launch date or pricing was given.