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

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.

  • rrobstur
    im actually thinking about getting a msi laptop after reading a few reviews.
  • High power usage? How long can it last from full charge?
  • Graham_71
    A Laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GTX card, good luck anyone who's brave enough to buy that.,11400.html

    If MSI do ATI Model I'd consider that instead...
  • rohitbaran
    Well, it better be priced lower than the mighty (rather almighty!) GX740.
  • K2N hater
    Formula to disaster!
  • IzzyCraft
    graham_71A Laptop with a Nvidia GeForce GTX card, good luck anyone who's brave enough to buy that. 11400.htmlIf MSI do ATI Model I'd consider that instead...woah woah waoh ATI is horrible i mean look at this.

    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
  • icepick314
    if that thing isn't at 1920x1080, I'll REALLY be disappointed...
  • 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...
  • borisof007
    Of course they didn't release pricing, it's probably gonna be around $3,500
  • falchard
    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.