MSI launches new 15-inch gaming laptop, GX640

By on April 21, 2010, 4:01 PM
MSI has announced its new GX640 gaming notebook, which is already on the virtual shelves of Amazon for $1,099 and it should reach Newegg later this month. The system features a 15.4-inch 1680x1050 display, a 2.26GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-430M processor, an ATI Radeon HD5850 graphics chip with 1GB of VRAM, 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, and a 500GB 7200RPM HDD.


The GX640 is also equipped with a DVD burner, a webcam, a chiclet keyboard, a 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI and D-Sub connectors, two USB 2.0 ports as well as one eSATA combo, Firewire, and headphone/mic jacks. It ships with a nine-cell battery, weighs around 6.3lbs, runs Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and is backed by a three-year warranty.




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KG363 KG363 said:

I would want something like this but this probably doesn't have enough battery to get through a domestic airline flight watching a movie

shossofe shossofe said:

*sigh* This or the m11x....like what kg363 says, does this have good battery life?

Guest said:

For the price, I would have a least expected a Blu-ray drive in there.

Guest said:

Nice!

My Lenovo Y550P will last 3+ hrs on powa save & it's 6 cell... although it does throttle down...

Guest said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Fn key placement is where the Ctrl key is suppose to be which runins its gaming awsomeness now. I'm sold if they swapped those keys.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

You could presumably just remap them yourself. There are plenty of tools around for key remapping, but I've never really tried any.

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