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.