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MSI Announces New FX600MX Notebook With Switchable Graphics Technology

Not too long ago, we brought you the news of MSI’s then-latest notebook, the FX600, which boasted some rather impressive specifications and design features. And now, barely two months after its initial release, MSI has announced its latest refresh to the MX600. World, meet the new MSI FX600MX notebook, which features switchable graphics technology. 

The MSI FX600MX: Powerfully chic

MSI’s latest raised totem seal coating enhances the MSI FX600MX’s stylishness and combines with the nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card to make it the ideal notebook computer in terms of both power and elegance.

Taipei—MSI has unveiled its all-new FX600MX notebook computer which features a 15.6” backlit LED screen and the Intel Core i5/i3 processor. It also packs the nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card with 512MB of display memory. What’s more, when your machine is processing high-load applications, the automatic graphics switching in MSI’s GPU Boost technology kicks over to discrete graphics card mode for superior graphics processing.

Sheathed in MSI’s own anti-scratch, anti-smudge raised totem seal coating, the FX600MX is both formidable and chic. The wrist rest areas are covered with a raised checkerboard coating that is gentle on the hands when typing. Furthermore, such stylish design elements as the unique chiclet keyboard and raised multipoint touchpad combine to enhance class and texture. The FX600MX is the apex of computing—inside and out.

Instant boost

GPU Boost technology: The MSI FX600MX features the nVidia GeForce 310M discrete graphics card (512MB of display memory) for superior graphics processing capabilities and when your system needs extra processing power, the automatic graphics switching in MSI’s GPU Boost technology kicks the FX600MX over to discrete graphics card mode for greater graphics processing capabilities. When performing general word processing tasks or browsing the Internet, it automatically cuts to the power-sipping integrated graphics chip mode.

Cinema Pro technology: The MSI FX600MX features powerful multimedia processing and MSI’s own Cinema Pro technology for the best possible graphics. A touch of the Cinema Pro hotkey instantly switches to film mode for higher resolution and richer colors to bring you the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios.

Multiple HD hardware: The MSI FX600MX is equipped with a wide cinema-class 16:9 ratio LED display. Not only are colors rich and crisp, you don’t have those pesky black bars at the top and bottom or your screen when viewing HD films. And the HD720p webcam allows you to enjoy fast, smooth, bright, and high fidelity web calls with friends and family. If you want more than a high definition computer screen.

Stylishly classic

Perfect fusion of style and craftsmanship: The FX600MX laptop is proof that MSI continues to insist on the best. Its jet black cover is sheathed in non-peeling raised totem seal coating to prevent scratching and smudging. The center of the cover is graced with MSI’s glowing platinum logo and the wrist rest areas with a soft raised diamond coating that not only soothes hands, but adds an extra touch of class.

Precision technology: Every detail of the MSI FX600MX was meticulously crafted by MSI’s design team. The power button is encircled by chrome, setting off the cold luminescent blue lights above the keyboard beautifully. The unassuming platinum trim around the speakers and body as well as the unparalleled chiclet keyboard with its solid touch, the raised multipoint touchpad, and the brush metal finish of the hotkey zone further underscore the taste and class of this NB.

FX600MX hardware specifications:

 Processor   Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor,Intel Core i3 Mobile Processor
 Operating System  Windows 7 Home Premium
 Memory  DDR3-1066MHz up to 8GB
 Display  15.6″ HD LED backlight (16:9)
 Graphics  Nvidia GeForce 310M – 512MB
 Video Output  1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 Hard Disk Drive  320/500GB
 Optical Disk Drive  DVD Super Multi
 Interfaces  2x USB 2.0, 1x Power eSATA(USB Combo), 4-in-1 card reader
 Sound  2ch speakers
 Communication  802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 1x Gigabit LAN
 Webcam  HD ([email protected])
 Battery  6-cell Li-ion
 Dimensions  383×249.3x38mm
 Weight  ~2.4kg(w/Battery)
 Features  Cinema Pro, GPU Boost

For some reason, MSI has opted not to use the term ‘Optimus’ in its switchable graphics technology, prefering instead to call it ‘GPU boost’. However, it is still rather obvious as to whose technology is actually working in the background to bring about the FX600MX’s switchable graphics feature.

Last but definitely not least, MSI has also chosen not to include any information about pricing and availability of the FX600MX in its press release, so it seems that consumers have little choice but to perform some guesswork about these two features.  That being said, the fact that MSI had apprently saw it fit to issue a press release probably means that the notebook should be finding its way to local computer stores in a matter of time.

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