MSI Launches AMD Turion X2 Gaming Notebook

MSI announces a 17-inch AMD powered gaming laptop.

MSI is pushing at both ends of the spectrum with its super slim notebooks, and now with its latest gaming laptop. Designed as model GX733, the notebook uses the AMD Turion X2 and is paired up with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670.

Remember the good old days when your mid-tower computer came with a turbo button? It’s back on the MSI GX733, and it’s called “Turbo Drive Engine Technology.” Hitting the button will overclock the CPU, though MSI did not reveal by how much. Also, the turbo functionality will only work when the notebook is connected to AC power.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • warezme
    if the 4670 doesnt take up much power i wonder how long the battery lasts?
  • ailgatrat
    I know this is kind of hypercritical...but I think you meant to say "designated" instead of "designed". No?

    You didn't mention which Turion processor was used. What exactly is an X2 Ultra? Is that a Mobile Phenom 2?
  • It definitely is not a Phenom equivalent. Turions are dual cores. Mobile quad cores will be launched by AMD sometime later this year probably.
  • apache_lives
    MSI is a joke, i would never invest any amount of money in a poor product.
  • thepinkpanther
    the x2 "Ultra" is the same thing, just with a bigger cache. 4670? u cant game with that, especially not todays games.
  • computerninja7823
    ^exactly^...maybe like battle field 2142 era games...
  • Definitely the best graphics card selection for a notebook possible!
    The graphics card is quite powerful despite being very energy efficient!
    It's either the Radeon 4670 or 4830.
    Either one of them are great cards with little power consumption, but the 4670 might be the best choice quality/batterylife-wise.

    Only a pitty they didn't come up with the opposite of a turbo knob, meaning totally downclocking the laptop to extend the battery life to a minimum!
  • sonofliberty08
    thepinkpantherthe x2 "Ultra" is the same thing, just with a bigger cache. 4670? u cant game with that, especially not todays is still good to handle many game with low setting or maybe medium setting , and should be no problem for HD video and do the things that GMA can't do :p
  • falchard
    You can game with a 4670. Its equivalent to an HD3850 and that can play nearly all games on high.

    I think if they put a 40nm mobile chip in it would be a good deal on power, but I don't think AMD is ready to put that mobile.

    As a laptop it looks more like a mobile media laptop with HD Audio, Blu-Ray, and HD Video.