updated 10:45 am EST, Tue February 23, 2010
MSI previews CeBIT with new PCs
MSI today launched a handful of new systems ahead of its CeBIT appearance, including a new GT series gaming notebook. The GT660 is intended as a desktop replacement and pays unusual attention to sound: MSI claims to have worked with a "leader in sound system design" to tune the enclosure and speakers to provide better than usual notebook audio. Performance is accordingly high with a quad Core i7 and a GeForce GTX 285M for graphics, and the GT660 is one of MSI's first notebooks with USB 3.0 ports.
The company is shy on specific details for the system but does note that it has three RAM slots and should support as much as 12GB of RAM. Pricing also isn't mentioned and is usually announced separately as each country receives a given system. A US launch is expected but isn't confirmed.
Also launching today are two high-end Wind Top all-in-ones. The 22-inch AE2280 and 24-inch AE2420 both use Intel's Core i3, i5 and i7 processors with mulit-touch screens; MSI doesn't have more specifications but should say more at CeBIT.
The company also plans to preview a Wind Top at the German show with a 3D display; again, it doesn't detail the system in depth but says it will depend on a 120Hz display and active shutter glasses to generate the 3D effect.