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MSI's GT663 Laptop Has GTX 460M, RAID 0

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MSI's latest "G" series laptop sports two HDDs in RAID 0 and GeForce GTX 460M discreet graphics.

Friday MSI announced the GT663 laptop, the latest entry in its "G" series that packs Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 460M discreet graphics with 1.5 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. The new laptop trails behind the company’s current "F" series of laptops that also use GeForce GTX 460M discreet graphics.

"Now, you can see individuals off in the distance or hidden in dark corners in great detail," MSI said in a press release. "You can see their eyes, facial features, and clothing, making it easier to distinguish friend from foe and target in on bad guys off in the distance, greatly enhancing game realism."

Under the hood, the new GT663 sports an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with Intel Turbo Boost, up to 12 GB of DDR3-1333 memory (three slots), a built-in HD webcam (30 fps @ 720p), a 9-cell Li-Ion battery, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a 5-in-1 card reader, an HDMI port, a VGA port and more. The portable rig also sports a 15.6-inch Full HD or HD LED backlit screen, depending on the consumer’s choice configuration.

According to the company, the GT663 can ship with two hard drives, allowing up to 1 TB--the specs read 500 GB and 640 GB using RAID 0, and 1 TB using RAID 0. The laptop also uses double Turbo Drive technology, allowing users to rev up both processor and display performance by merely pressing a luminescent hotkey located above the keyboard.

"The GT663 has another awesome feature--MSI’s own Cooler Boost technology," the company said. "Again, just a touch of a luminescent hotkey located above the keyboard kicks in the powerful cooling action. The GT663 also offers players core temperature change and variable fan speed, allowing it to stay cool as a cucumber even when working for extended periods in high temperatures."

As always, MSI didn’t release pricing or delivery dates with this initial announcement. Expect MSI to release specific model pricing in the coming weeks.

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    rrobstur , October 4, 2010 7:39 PM
    im actually thinking about getting a msi laptop after reading a few reviews.
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    Giraffemonster , October 4, 2010 7:45 PM
    High power usage? How long can it last from full charge?
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    Graham_71 , October 4, 2010 7:57 PM
    A Laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GTX card, good luck anyone who's brave enough to buy that.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gpu-failure-g84-g86-settlement,11400.html

    If MSI do ATI Model I'd consider that instead...
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    rohitbaran , October 4, 2010 7:59 PM
    Well, it better be priced lower than the mighty (rather almighty!) GX740.
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    K2N hater , October 4, 2010 8:12 PM
    Formula to disaster!
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    IzzyCraft , October 4, 2010 8:14 PM
    graham_71A Laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GTX card, good luck anyone who's brave enough to buy that.http://www.tomshardware.com/news/g [...] 11400.htmlIf MSI do ATI Model I'd consider that instead...

    woah woah waoh ATI is horrible i mean look at this.
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/01/qa-glitch-allows-defective-ati-radeon-cards-to-slip-out/
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Diamond-Resolves-the-Defective-ATI-Based-GPUs-Issue-94279.shtml

    Really the only option is go buy matrox

    Oh wait now i remember the past is the past just because something happened 2 4 6 8 years ago doesn't mean it's still a problem =p
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    icepick314 , October 4, 2010 8:15 PM
    if that thing isn't at 1920x1080, I'll REALLY be disappointed...
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2010 8:41 PM
    There's nothing DISCREET about a pig of a laptop like this -maybe you meant DISCRETE, as in "not integrated". On the upside, maybe one of these would give the editors enough speed to proofread...
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    borisof007 , October 4, 2010 8:46 PM
    Of course they didn't release pricing, it's probably gonna be around $3,500
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    falchard , October 4, 2010 8:58 PM
    I like everything MSI releases. They have cajones.

    The battery life should be decent on these because its using a 9-cell battery and a lower watt GPU then the GTX480m. Also MSI has already released the AMD based ones like a year ago.
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    falchard , October 4, 2010 8:59 PM
    borisof007Of course they didn't release pricing, it's probably gonna be around $3,500


    Pricing is probably going to be around $1200. A little research would reveal MSI does not release laptops over $2000.
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    Graham_71 , October 4, 2010 9:02 PM
    IzzyCraftwoah woah waoh ATI is horrible i mean look at this.http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/01 [...] -slip-out/http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dia [...] 4279.shtmlReally the only option is go buy matroxOh wait now i remember the past is the past just because something happened 2 4 6 8 years ago doesn't mean it's still a problem =p

    The problem with Nvidia was on a much lager scale and they still deny responsibility "The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing." There doing as little & as late as they possibly can.
    At least ATI owned up 'According to "sources" at AMD, the firm's official graphics card diagnostic and validation software was recently discovered "to have a bug'
    And in the other incident 'only 188 chips were actually found' which was also dealt with.
    If Nvidia were to own up and fix there mess, Globally not just in the US because they have a court order, then something that happened 2 4 6 8 years ago could be forgotten.
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    jojesa , October 4, 2010 10:05 PM
    IzzyCraftwoah woah waoh ATI is horrible i mean look at this shit!http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/01 [...] -slip-out/http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dia [...] 4279.shtmlReally the only option is go buy matroxOh wait now i remember the past is the past just because something happened 2 4 6 8 years ago doesn't mean it's still a problem =p

    I had one of those faulty ATI GPU in a Dell XPS and it was repaired free of charge.
    -The difference is that ATI voluntarily fix my issue, which appeared in several thousands of PCs.
    -nVidia tried to hide and downplay the issue about the defective GPUs. Not only that but nVidia and manufactures Dell and HP will not be fixing all the defective models even though thousands of users are complaining on their forums.
    Still after all that "NVIDIA denies all allegations of wrongdoing and has asserted many defenses. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.
    Sorry nVidia, but I will pick the lesser of two evil.
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2010 10:18 PM
    I'd say this one will be $1150-$1300
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    neiroatopelcc , October 5, 2010 9:25 AM
    GiraffemonsterHigh power usage? How long can it last from full charge?

    I've got an hp model with a lowly i5 dualcore and a 512mb ati graphics card of some sort. runs wow fluidly, but the 6 cell battery only lasts me between 30 minutes and 1½ hours depending on usage. Expect this thing to be just as poor, as it has a better battery with the higher power components.
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    miloo , October 5, 2010 9:30 AM
    otacon72powernotebooks.com has laptops that will put any desktop to shame. I'm not advertising for them but you want to see some power laptops....check them out. 'The Sager NP7280 features the nVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M w/2GB GDDR5 memory as either a single card or DUAL CARDS in SLi.' OR 'Sager NP8120 2 x ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 w/1G GDDR5 in CrossFire'.


    2 ATI mobility Radeon HD 5870 = one HD 5850 ( desktop )
    if not mistaken i think Tom's had one article mention that before, is about the Alienware 17inch laptop ~ ^^
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    dEAne , October 5, 2010 9:51 AM
    Raid 0 on a laptop?
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    stephen0983 , October 5, 2010 10:06 AM
    why not a 480m ? these laptop gpus suck to begin with, got to make it the best
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    Gin Fushicho , October 5, 2010 4:28 PM
    Quote:
    "Now, you can see individuals off in the distance or hidden in dark corners in great detail," MSI said in a press release. "You can see their eyes, facial features, and clothing, making it easier to distinguish friend from foe"


    And here I thought they were talking about the most advanced webcam in the world. =(
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    eddieroolz , October 5, 2010 7:52 PM
    MSI laptops are nice. RAID 0 in a laptop, now that's just awesome.
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