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MSI Launches Affordable AMD A10 Trinity Gaming Laptop

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This new gaming laptop is priced under $1,200 USD.

On Monday MSI introduced the GX60, a gaming laptop powered by AMD's quad-core "Trinity" A10 APU and Radeon HD 7970M graphics. The company says it's the ideal choice for gamers looking for a high-performance yet affordable mobile solution.

“MSI spared no bells and whistles in creating the GX60, packing it with cutting-edge components including the latest AMD processor,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US.  “MSI is committed to the gaming community and we believe that exceptional performance leads to unparalleled gaming experience.”

According to the spec list, this new laptop sports a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-reflection display, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1600 MHz, a 7200RPM 750 GB HDD, a Blue-ray reader, a 7-in-1 card reader, and a Steel Series chicklet keyboard (102 keys). The A10 APU clocks between 2.3 GHz and 3.2 GHz, and the GPU uses 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

The specs also show that the laptop features Killer E2200 Game Networking, 802.11n wireless connectivity, and a host of ports including three USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, and several audio jacks. There are also four THX 2W speakers, a subwoofer, and a 720p HD webcam to show everyone your victory finger after winning the online deathmatch.

"The GX60, part of MSI’s award-winning G Series of gaming notebooks, delivers exceptional gaming experience through a combination of high-performance components and proprietary technology," the company said. "MSI’s exclusive TDE (GPU Overclocking) Cooler Boost Technology delivers one-touch performance boost while AMD’s Eyefinity, a stereoscopic 3D technology, allows users to run multiple independent display outputs simultaneously."

MSI's new Windows 8-based GX60 gaming laptop will be available this week at participating retailers starting at $1,299.99 USD. For more information, head here.

 

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    azathoth , November 14, 2012 5:14 PM
    This new gaming laptop is priced under $1,200 USD.

    MSI's new Windows 8-based GX60 gaming laptop will be available this week at participating retailers starting at $1,299.99 USD.
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    ...Well then.
  • 20 Hide
    rohitbaran , November 14, 2012 5:09 PM
    $1299 is affordable? Hmm.
  • 18 Hide
    samwelaye , November 14, 2012 5:19 PM
    lol. love how it says in the headline "priced under 1200" then at the end it says starting at 1299. I seriously do not understand how SO many typos get through. Anandtech has hardly any, yet ATLEAST every other news article here has some
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    Anonymous , November 14, 2012 5:02 PM
    Id hardly call this affordable, an affordable gaming laptop would be about $600, obviously with lower graphics etc but would play all games at least minimum settings
  • 20 Hide
    rohitbaran , November 14, 2012 5:09 PM
    $1299 is affordable? Hmm.
  • 24 Hide
    azathoth , November 14, 2012 5:14 PM
    This new gaming laptop is priced under $1,200 USD.

    MSI's new Windows 8-based GX60 gaming laptop will be available this week at participating retailers starting at $1,299.99 USD.
    -------
    ...Well then.
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    davinci cod , November 14, 2012 5:15 PM
    Why they use APU instead of regular cpu if they have 7970 in also ?
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    warmon6 , November 14, 2012 5:17 PM
    Quote:
    This new gaming laptop is priced under $1,200 USD.


    Quote:
    MSI's new Windows 8-based GX60 gaming laptop will be available this week at participating retailers starting at $1,299.99 USD. For more information, head here.


    Let my good friend Peanut say something about this....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7coHS27fYU&feature=player_detailpage#t=42s

  • 18 Hide
    samwelaye , November 14, 2012 5:19 PM
    lol. love how it says in the headline "priced under 1200" then at the end it says starting at 1299. I seriously do not understand how SO many typos get through. Anandtech has hardly any, yet ATLEAST every other news article here has some
  • 9 Hide
    greghome , November 14, 2012 5:21 PM
    davinci codWhy they use APU instead of regular cpu if they have 7970 in also ?

    because that's the only thing AMD is manufacturing for mobile?
    and even Intel's Ivys are all technically APUs as well ?
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    captaincharisma , November 14, 2012 5:23 PM
    better get it now folks before the AMD firesale starts
  • 3 Hide
    nameon , November 14, 2012 5:29 PM
    This new gaming laptop is priced under $1,200 USD

    MSI's new Windows 8-based GX60 gaming laptop will be available this week at participating retailers starting at $1,299.99 USD.

    Toms hardware Get your F*CKIN act together!!!!
  • 7 Hide
    clonazepam , November 14, 2012 5:45 PM
    otacon72Gaming and APU two words that should never be used in the same sentence..lmao. Whoever buys that thing needs to have their head examined.


    Bah! Im adequately pleased with the apu-based (A8-3870K) desktop I built. Dirt 3, 1080p, medium settings, 2x aa... and I think this laptop can deliver much better than that. What more could you ask for in a $1200 laptop that has a msrp of $1299.99 that'll likely go on sale for $999.99 shortly.
  • 4 Hide
    greghome , November 14, 2012 5:50 PM
    jupiter optimus maximusNaturally the average consumer is looking for $1000+ laptop, they will likely go for Apple.


    With the specs of a 600 USD Windows based laptop and much OS support as Windows 98 has today ?
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    lpedraja2002 , November 14, 2012 6:10 PM
    What would make this affordable is a good 720p Display, 4gb RAM, 500gb Hard Drive (preferably 7200rpm), AMD 7970m and AMD A10 APU all for $650 to $700! If I'm looking for gaming on a budget I could sacrifice the "Full HD" 15-inch screen since its so small to me that it doesn't matter. Mobile Gaming on a cheap budget imho should be all about the best CPU and GPU you can get for cheap and everything else barebones.
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    bawchicawawa , November 14, 2012 6:17 PM
    jupiter optimus maximusNaturally the average consumer is looking for $1000+ laptop, they will likely go for Apple.


    spending 1k$ for something that's worth 500$ isn't smart.
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    yeesh , November 14, 2012 6:20 PM
    As far as I can tell, the 7970M is ATI's top of the line mobile GPU. What makes this laptop 'affordable' is that you presumably cannot find such a powerful GPU in any other laptop for $1,300. Unless you can find a cheaper laptop with that GPU or better, you can't complain that this claim of affordability is false. Apples to apples.
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    Anonymous , November 14, 2012 6:22 PM
    $1299.99........

    Affordable???.....

    That is NOT affordable! Affordable is like $3-400.00, wth Tom's? Are you guys not based in the US? Do you guys not understand how poor most of the country is right now? I'm very happy with my Dell e6410 "metal" cased laptop that I got for $275, or something around there and it plays everything at an exceptable frame rate.

    Wow... just... WOW!
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    pockeg , November 14, 2012 6:37 PM
    I believe the writer of the article was trying to say that the laptop costs less than 1200 without an OS guys, so factor in the extra 100 quid for the OS. Xotic pc allows you to purchase laptops OS free.
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    bigshootr8 , November 14, 2012 6:41 PM
    Affordable if you consider the 7970M however the processor no no reason at all for a $129.00 cpu paired up with a $400 dollar GPU to amount to 1200 dollars.
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    Au_equus , November 14, 2012 7:04 PM
    bawchicawawaspending 1k$ for something that's worth 500$ isn't smart.

    but then again 45% of apple consumers isn't either...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/iPad-4-Consumers-Apple-Mini,18802.html
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