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.