updated 12:45 pm EDT, Wed March 30, 2011
MSI ships updated GE620, GT680R notebooks
Computer maker MSI on Wednesday resumed shipments of its two gaming notebooks powered by the troublesome Sandy Bridge processors from Intel that required a recall. This includes the 15.6-inch GT680R and GE620. MSI assures customers any issues have been resolved and will include an extended one-year warranty as part of a new QA program.
Both notebooks are available with the second-generation, 2.2GHz quad Core i7. All 2011 MSI notebooks sold in the US with the updated Intel 6-series chipset are eligible for the warranty, including the two mentioned above, as well as the FX420, FX720/FR720, and CR640/CX640. The notebooks need to be registered within 30 days of purchase to qualify for the warranty, however.
The new GT680R starts at $1,649 and the GE620 at $1,250.