MSI Ships 17'' GX740 with Radeon 5870, Core i7

E3 is just getting started in Los Angeles and taking advantage of all the extra attention gaming will receive over the next week, MSI has announced that its GX740 gaming notebook and desktop replacement is now shipping to customers in the United States. Aimed at power users, the GX740 boasts a 17-inch (1680x1050) display, Core i7, ATI Radeon HD 5870 (1GB of DDR5), DirectX 11 support, 4GB of DDR3, a 500GB hard drive (7200 rpm), and MSI's MSI’s Turbo Boost technology that boosts and relaxes performance when needed.

Weighing 7lbs and measuring in at 1.5-inches thick, the GX740 packs 7.1 audio out, a built-in subwoofer, HDMI, Bluetooth, a 9 cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Pricing starts at $1,399.99 the desktop replacement is shipping now from Amazon and New Egg.

  • xurwin
    POWERHUNGRY? low life battery? oh but its strong laptop. for the price
  • Trueno07
    Not to shabby since it's a desktop replacement. If it was advertised as anything else... hah, good luck with that.

    I love my MSI laptop... If i wasn't building computer this summer I would consider this :P
  • sliem
    What, no SSD? Only 500GB Why not 2TB?
  • not bad for approx 1400 bucks
  • daniel123244
    or you could buy a g73 with 6gigs of ram
  • lauxenburg
    sliemWhat, no SSD? Only 500GB Why not 2TB?
    Find me a 2TB 2.5in drive and then I'll give you an answer.
  • shadow187
    I was going to point out the massive GTX470 typo.

    Then I realized it's GX740.

  • jrharbort
    Throw in a new Phenom II mobile black instead of an i7 to drop the price by about $200 or so, and I'll probably consider. =)
  • apache_lives
    MSI, yeah no thanks
  • MrHectorEric
    An Asus G73Jh-A1, has the same GPU and probably the same i7 version CPU, but has 8 GB DDR3, 1 TB storage, BlueRay drive, and 1920x1080 resolution, for $300 more. To me, while more expensive, the Asus is the better value.