New platforms snuggle up togetherMSI is going all-out with its new laptop offerings with the Wind getting loads of attention, but over in the more traditional lappy section MSI have a couple of interesting offerings, namely its GX630, based on AMD’s Puma platform and the GX720 using the new Intel Centrino 2.
The GX630 uses an AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core mobile processor which, as part of the Puma platform and as we saw at CeBIT, should help the GX630 to power you through your games. A 512MiB NVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT graphics card will provide the graphical oomph and there’s support for up to 4GiB of DDR2 667/800. On top of that there’s 7.1 audio, HDMI output, E-SATA and MSI’s Turbo feature that automatically overclocks the GX630 for when you want more extreme gaming performance.
A few places up from the GX630 is the GX720 which is an Intel Centrino 2-based system. The GX720 also features a 512Mb NVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT graphics card but supports up to 4GiB DDR3 667/800. There’s also Dolby 4.1, HDMI, E-SATA and the MSI Turbo function.