MSI has introduced the CX623, a 15.6-inch multimedia notebook equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics with 1GB of DDR3 VRAM. The machine has two RAM slots supporting up to 8GB of DDR3 1066MHz memory, a 320GB or 500GB hard drive, and a 1366x768 display resolution.

A six-cell battery powers the CX623, though MSI doesn't mention a lifespan in its press release. I/O includes HDMI and D-sub output, two USB 2.0 ports (one eSATA combo), Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, as well as headphone and mic jacks. The system is also home to a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a chiclet keyboard.

No operating system was mentioned in the announcement but you can expect Windows 7 – presumably Home Premium x64 – to be preloaded. MSI will also ship the CX623 with several power profiles and "GPU Boost" technology, which switches between discrete and integrated graphics based on load. Pricing and availability is unknown.