MSI: Notebooks, Motherboard, And...Furniture?
Dynaudio is a name well-known amongst audiophiles. And now you can buy a notebook with a certified Dynaudio sound system for gamers: MSI's GT660. You get a GeForce GTX 285M graphics card (read our coverage on this one if you think it's anywhere close to a GTX 285), the MSI GPU Boost/Turbo Drive Engine technologies, an Intel Core i7-720QM CPU, and up to 12GB of DDR3 memory. Of course, beautiful sound is part of the package, too. We listened to this one in a demo room, and the sound was really impressive while listening to music and playing games.
Designed for power users, the Big Bang-series products have received a lot of attention from enthusiasts, and were highly acclaimed at CES and CeBIT last year. Following the launch of Big Bang-Trinergy and Big Bang-Fuzion, Big Bang-XPower supports six PCIe x16 expansion slots and includes Quantum Wave sound card, purportedly optimized for gaming.
Big Bang-XPower integrates the newest THX TruStudio PRO and Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 technologies to play back crisp audio. Based on the Intel X58 Express chipset, this remains one of the highest-performing desktop platforms for enthusiast PC users.
So, we have another nice board with support for multi-GPU configurations (both SLI and CrossFire). But it is limited to 6 PCIe slots, so configurations employing four dual-slot graphic cards are not supported. Fortunately, there aren't many folks willing to drop that much graphics horsepower into a gaming box.
Are you tired of your keyboard? Do you like to draw? Take a look at the SketchBook, a new netbook from MSI that can be used with a standard keyboard or with the drawing module.
MSI also manufactures many other devices, including airplane chairs. Now you can enjoy Blu-ray 3D, even during flight.