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MSI Introduces GX660 Featuring 15.6

Type: Product News
Lastest Updated: Thu, 16 Sep 2010

U.S.-based gaming team Evil Geniuses – which won the Beat it! World Champion Challenge in Beijing earlier this month – influenced G-Series design


CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Sept. 16, 2010 – MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the expansion of its G-Series line in North America with the availability of its powerhouse GX660 and GX660R gaming and multimedia notebooks. Leveraging the success of its GT model – and input from the world's best gamers – the GX660R has a Blu-ray/DVD combo drive and USB 3.0 for turbocharged HD transfer and playback speeds. Additionally, the GX660R unit has a 15.6" full high def screen (1920 x 1080p).

The GX660 features powerful hardware, including the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and ATi® Radeon® HD5870 top end discrete graphics cards for clear and smooth images. This unit also delivers high-fidelity surround-sound with two premium HD speakers and one subwoofer from world-class sound system designer Dynaudio.

"The features in the GX660 addresses input from the number one gaming team in North America, Team Evil Geniuses," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI North America. "We asked them what they needed in a high-performing gaming notebook for competitions, and the G-Series delivers."

Product Hightlights Include:

  • 15.6" Full HD Display (LED Backlight; 1920 x 1080)
  • Blu-ray/DVD combo optical drive
  • ATi® Radeon® HD 5870 Broadway XT discrete graphics card (DDR5 1GB VRAM)
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for high speed data transfer
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
  • 4GB (2GBx2)/6GB (2GB x 3) DDR3 1066 MHz system memory
  • 500GB/640GB 7200RPM hard drive
  • 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth
  • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers
  • Accelerated CPU performance with MSI TDE Technology
  • MSI Cooler Boost Technology
  • Built-in 720p HD webcam


Beat it! World Champion Challenge: Evil Geniuses Prevail After 93 Rounds of Intense Game
MSI hosted the final stage of the international gaming competition – MSI Beat it! World Champion Challenge – in Beijing on Sept. 4-6. Following nearly three months of play-offs, and after 93 rounds of Counter Strike, Evil Geniuses beat out Fnatic and 1d1 other teams from around the world to become champions. In addition to bragging rights, Evil Geniuses took home the grand prize of $15,000 and five MSI GT660 notebooks. Expanding well beyond its local Chinese audience, gaming fans worldwide tuned in to watch the challenge online, further underscoring the global interest in gaming and gaming PCs. To learn more about the challenge, gaming fans can visit: http://beatit.msi.com.

The GX660 and GX660R, which start at MSRP $1,449.99 and $1749.99 respectively, are available in e-tail stores including Newegg.com and Amazon.com. For more information including a complete list of specs, please visit msimobile.com.

Model Number GX660-530US GX660R-060US
Operatin System Windows® 7 Premium Windows® 7 Premium
CPU Intel® Core™ i5-450M Processor Intel Core i7-740QM Processor
Graphic ATi® Radeon® HD5870 Broadway XT ATi Radeon HD5870 Broadway XT
LCD Size 15.6" HD (1366X768) 15.6" Full HD (1920X1080)
Ratio 16:9 16:9
Memory 4GB (2GB*3) DDR3 6GB (2GB*3) DDR3
Storage HDD 500GB (7200RPM) 640GB (320x2) (7200RPM)
Optical Drive Super Multi BluRay BD Combo
Communication LAN Gigabit Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth YES YES
I/O Card Reader 4 IN 1 (SD/MMC/ MS/XD) 4 IN 1 (SD/MMC/ MS/XD)
Display Output Pot Express card/ D-Sub (VGA)/ HDMI-out Express card/ D-Sub (VGA)/ HDMI-out
E-SATA 1 1
USB USB 2.0 x 2
USB 3.0 x 2
USB 2.0 x 2
USB 3.0 x 2
Audio Mic-in/ Headphone out Mic-in/ Headphone out
Dynaudio Speaker + Subwoofer Dynaudio Speaker + Subwoofer
Webcam 720p HD Webcam 720p HD Webcam
Battery 9 Cell 9 Cell
Unit Dimension 14.97"x10.24"x1.77" 14.97"x10.24"x1.77"
Unit Weight 7.7lbs 7.7lbs
Warranty 2 Year Limited
(Include 1 Year Global)
2 Year Limited
(Include 1 Year Global)

About MSI Notebook
Based in City of Industry Calif., MSI Notebook manufactures and sells a wide array of mobile computing products. Its product lines include the highly-praised G-Series gaming notebooks, the award-winning and ultra-portable U-Series, the ultra-slim and ultra-portable X-Series, the classic and affordable C-Series, and the newest addition to MSI Notebook, the F-series. Each product line is designed with the latest technology to meet a specific set of needs for the various classifications of mobile users. To learn more about MSI Notebook's complete offerings, please visit: http://www.msimobile.com.

Press Contact:
Melanie Ho
1.626.913.0828 ext.183
melanieh@msi.com

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