MSI recently announced that their GX740 gaming laptop is now available and shipping in the US. The machine is a 17-inch model based on Intel’s Calpella platform. It’s available in several configurations, ranging from dual-core, four-threaded Core i5 CPUs, up to the top quad-core Core i7 “Extreme”-equipped models. It is also equipped with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD/Blu-Ray and more importantly: a Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics card with 1 GB of GDDR5. The price tags start at around $1,400.
If it’s any similar to the other 17-inch gaming laptops I’ve seen it doesn’t show it. MSI makes the slimmest 15 and 17-inch gaming laptops on the market, but the keyboards are pretty awful. At any rate it’s a really powerful gaming laptop thanks to the Mobility HD5870.