MSI intros gaming notebook with Radeon HD 5730

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MSI has announced a new G-series laptop fully equipped for gaming and other media-intensive tasks. The 16-inch GE600 features an Intel Core i5 processor and HM55 chipset, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5730 with 1GB of DDR3 VRAM, 250GB, 320GB, or 500GB of mechanical storage, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

The system boasts a 720p HD webcam and covers the typical spectrum of connectivity options, including HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, RJ-45/11, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, as well as headphone and mic jacks. It also houses a four-in-one card reader, two speakers and a subwoofer, and your choice of a six or nine-cell battery.

Other noteworthy specs include "GPU Boost" technology to switch between integrated and discrete graphics, and luminescent touch-sensitive hotkeys placed above the keyboard. The GE600 weighs about 2.7kg (just shy of 6lbs), so it isn't the lightest of notebooks, and given its feature set, it probably isn't the cheapest either. There's no official word on price or availability.

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