MSI GT660 gaming notebook detailed, price still unknownBy Matthew DeCarlo
Back in February, MSI introduced a new gaming notebook just ahead of CeBIT, but apart from a few core specifications, details on the GT660 were slim. With the second quarter in full swing, the Taiwanese PC maker has recently revealed more information about its pending 16-incher, which will be the first to include MSI's Turbo Drive Engine+ (TDE+) a feature said to boost CPU, RAM, and GPU performance with the touch of a button.
Under the hood, you'll find a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, three DDR3 memory slots (as opposed to two) for up to 12GB of RAM, 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M graphics, and a 500GB hard drive along with an optional secondary 500GB drive. The GT660 is well prepared for the mounting wave of SuperSpeed USB devices, packing two USB 3.0 ports. There's also talk of a theater-grade sound system, an HDMI output, and a nine-cell battery that pushes the system weight to 7.7lbs. Pricing and availability remains a mystery.