MSI GT680R-008US Sandy Bridge Gaming Notebook Now Available

MSI has just released their latest Sandy Bridge gaming notebook for sale in the states, the MSI GT680R-008US uses the latest Intel Core i7 processor, a Direct X11 ready GPU from NVIDIA and premium audio offerings to round out a notebook aimed at gamers and multimedia junkies.

The MSI GT680R has a 15.6″ full 1080P HD display with an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor an a 1.5GB NVIDIA GeFOrce GTX 460M GPU as well as Dynaudio speakers and THX TruSturio Pro to deliver a better audio experience.

From the MSI release:

  • New 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 2630QM Processor: Debuted earlier this month at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Intel’s new energy-efficient processor consumes less power and delivers higher performance, which is optimized with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. The processor also offers capabilities including media processing for faster video editing and HD video playback with next-generation picture quality.
  • MSI’s Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine Technology: TDE’s efficient, real-time data processing enhances system performance, specifically video decoding/encoding, gaming and design, which results in fast response time.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M: The GT680R features NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX460M discrete graphics card with 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory, providing real-world visual quality and improved efficiency. Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11 provides higher resolution so that small details such as facial features are recognizable, making games appear more realistic.
  • USB 3.0: The GT680R features two USB 3.0 ports, delivering data transfer that can reach rates of up to 4.8GB per second, 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0. MSI’s own i-Charger technology provides three times the power to make charging CE devices even faster.
  • MSI Exclusive DDR3 SO-DIMM X 4 Slot Design: As more RAM provides higher processing speed, the GT680R has four pieces of SO-DIMM to provide the most economical means to upgrade memory capacity, supporting RAM storage up to 16GB.
  • Dual SATA HDD with RAID 0: The GT680R also comes with dual SATA HDD with RAID 0 support, to double storage for HD content as well as performance for HD content processing.

The MSI GT680R is available for purchase from starting at $1,649.

MSI GT680R-008US Detailed Specs include:

    •Latest Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor

    • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit

    • 15.6″ Full HD Display (LED Backlight; 1920 x 1080)

    • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 460M discrete graphics card (DDR5 1.5GB VRAM)

    • 8GB (2GB x 4) DDR3 1066 MHz System Memory

    • 1TB (500GB x 2) 7200RPM hard drive

    • 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth

    • THX TruStudio PRO™ provides excellent surround sound effect

    • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers

    • Accelerated CPU performance with MSI TDE Technology

    • MSI Cooler Boost Technology

    • USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer

    • Built-in 720p HD webcam

    • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output

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