msi gt60 MSI spills the beans on the GT70 and GT60 gaming laptops

We've already shown you MSI's unique Super RAID which is present in the new GT70 gaming notebook, but the company has now revealed the remaining specs of both the GT70 and GT60. MSI is as you might've guessed already, kitting out both models with an Ivy Bridge CPU and a GeForce GTX 670M GPU, as well as some other useful and interesting features.

We've already shown you MSI's unique Super RAID which is present in the new GT70 gaming notebook, but the company has now revealed the remaining specs of both the GT70 and GT60. MSI is as you might've guessed already, kitting out both models with an Ivy Bridge CPU and a GeForce GTX 670M GPU, as well as some other useful and interesting features.

The main difference between the two models is that the GT60 sports a 15.6-inch display, whereas the GT70 comes with a 17.3-inch display. Both models will come with a 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM, the Intel HM77 chipset 12GB of DDR3 memory and the aforementioned GeForce GTX 670M GPU with 3GB of GDDR5 memory.

msi gt60 MSI spills the beans on the GT70 and GT60 gaming laptops

Storage wise things get a bit complicated, as MSI is offering a wide range of combinations here depending on the price point. The GT60 will apparently only be available with a pair of 500GB hard drives, but the GT70 will come with the Super RAID plus a 750GB hard drive, a 128GB SSD combined with a 500 or 750GB or just a 750GB hard drive. Most models will come with a standard DVD writer, but a Blu-ray writer will ship with the highest-end models.

MSI has also incorporated the new Killer NIC E2200 Gigabit Ethernet controller, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with support for Wi-Fi Direct, Intel WiDi, Intel My WiFi Dashboard and Bluetooth 4.0. Other features include three USB 3.0 ports, one or two USB 2.0 ports depending on model, an HDMI port, an eSATA/USB combo port,  a 720p webcam and things like a card reader, a bunch of audio jacks and a D-sub connector.

msi gt70 MSI spills the beans on the GT70 and GT60 gaming laptops

Some of the features that do set these two notebooks apart from your average "gaming notebook" is the fact that MSI has added features like speakers from DynAudio and a keyboard co-designed with SteelSeries. Both models come with a massive 9-cell battery and a 150W and 180W power adapter respectively for the GT60 and GT70. The GT60 weighs in at 3.5kg with the GT70 coming in at 3.9kg which is still a fair bit less than some of the competition.

Specifications are likely to vary slightly depending on the market, but according to the specifications above, the GT60 will start at US$1,500 (S$1,875) with the GT70 starting at US$1,550 (S$1,935) and going all the way up to US$2000 (S$2,500). For that money you do get a desktop replacement, but we're not sure this would be our first choice as a gamer, unless you're moving around a lot. Still, you won't find much else in this market space for this kind of money and MSI has something of a track record in the gaming notebook market.

Source: MSI