MSI GT683DXR-427US / GT683DXR-423US specs and price

By Posted 8 Sep 2011, 15:55

MSI has recently unveiled some new gaming laptops which may attract you attention, one of which is the MSI GT683DXR-427US and the other is the MSI GT683DXR-423US, as you can see the model names both fall under the MSI GT683DXR series and as you would expect they are pretty similar to eachother.

Let’s start by outlining what is exactly the same about these two models, they both feature the Intel Core i7-2630QM processor which is a 2nd-gen quad-core processor with 2.00GHz cores, 1TB of storage (via 2 x 500GB HDDs), the Intel HM67 chipset, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M graphics (1.5GB GDDR5), Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, a multicard reader, headphone and microphone jack sockets, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-out 1.4, a 720p HD Webcam, Dynaudio “Premium Sound” speakers, a 9 cell battery, single touch touchpad and a 103 key keyboard. Both models come with a 15.6-inch glossy display which outputs at 1920 x 1080 and run Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The main difference between the two models is that the GT683DXR-427US features 16GB of DDR3 RAM and a Blu-Ray burner, whilst the GT683DXR-423US features 12GB of RAM and a DVD burner – both models are said to measure in at 14.97 x 10.24 x 1.77 inches and weigh 7.7lbs. You can find out more about the GT683DXR-423US here and the GT683DXR-427US here.

The images above give us a glimpse at the laptop’s design, we think that it has the look of a robust gaming laptop – obviously it is thicker than non-gaming laptops, but let’s face it there is some serious performance hardware hidden within its shell – also we like the quick launch touch sensors which are situated above the well laid-out QWERTY keyboard – these sensors let you turn on things such as Turbo, Cooler Boost, WLAN, ECO Engine and much more – you can find out more about all of the function keys etc here.

In terms of price you are looking at $1,849.99 for the MSI GT683DXR-427US or $1,699.99 for the GT683DXR-423US – what do you think of these prices?

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