updated 05:50 pm EDT, Wed April 28, 2010
MSI GE600 costs 900 for Core i5, Radeon HD 5730
MSI today brought its centerpiece gaming notebook, the GE600, to the US. The 16-inch system is relatively fast for the class and musters both a 2.26GHz Core i5 and a 1GB Mobility Radeon HD 5730 while keeping the weight relatively in check at 5.9 pounds. A quicker 7,200RPM 320GB hard drive reduces the effect of storage as a bottleneck on speed.
The PC largely needs no extra upgrades of its own as it comes with 4GB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a webcam and expansion that brings eSATA and HDMI in addition to the usual ports. A DVD drive is the only optical storage. MSI produces the GE600 in a unique sand-hued color and is selling the American configuration for $900.