MSI Refreshes GX Destroyer Laptops With AMD R9 M290X

MSI Computer Corp. revealed on Wednesday that its GX Destroyer Series of gaming laptops, namely the GX70 and the GX60, now include AMD A10 processors, AMD Radeon R9-M290X graphics and a variety of gaming features. They're also the first gaming notebooks to feature the company's Dragon Gaming Center, which is easily accessed by touching a dedicated key.

"[Dragon Gaming Center is] designed to maximize performance and speed by performing full system check-ups, instantly configuring your machine to your preset gaming environment profile and closing unnecessary background applications to increase processing power," reads the company's press release.

According to the specs, both the GX70 and the GX60 feature AMD's A10-5750 clocked up to 3.5 GHz, Radeon R9-M290X (2 GB GDDR5) graphics, a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, Killer E2200 game networking, an SD card reader, and audio ports.  They also both provide HDMI output, a 720p HD webcam, a SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard and multi-touch capability, perfect for Windows 8.1. That's where the similarities stop.

The GX70 features a 17.3-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 12 GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, a Blu-ray optical drive (reader), Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity (AW-NB114H), three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and a weight of 8.6 pounds. The price for this laptop is $1,399.99.

The GX60 is cheaper, sporting a 15.6-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, a DVD Super Multi optical drive, and Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 networking (AW-NB100H). There are also three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and a weight of 7.7 pounds. This laptop costs $1,299.99.

"There's plans to implement the SteelSeries Engine software to provide a deeper level of customization on the GX Destroyer series as well as the upcoming next gen G Series laptops. MSI plans to roll out the software within the next few months and will provide further information on how to obtain the software for current owners of the gaming notebooks once it becomes available," reads the press release.

For more information about the GX70 Destroyer or the GX60 Destroyer, head here.

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  • Oh, I get it! Another cracking joke about subpar 290x reference coolers! Excuse me while I strap my ribs back together after your sidesplittingly original take on this product.
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  • Oh, I get it! Another cracking joke about subpar 290x reference coolers! Excuse me while I strap my ribs back together after your sidesplittingly original take on this product.
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  • this again, good gpu, garbage procie...the only hope for this laptop is only Mantle being adopted by all dev. A10-5750 is waay too old and sucks big time. Now if only Asrock Vision X series will implement this gpu or r9-M280X my life will be complete (somehow or another manage to work on the cooling solution).
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  • Given that kaveri is far superior CPU wise than richland, why didnt MSI wait for kaveri a10 mobile chips to come out, rather than using the old richland 5750m, which has already proven to be too weak to feed the 8970m, which is the same as the r290m.
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