MSI GX70 3BE-007US and GX60 3AE-216US with AMD A10-5750 CPU Released!

Published on May 23rd, 2013 | by Peter Paul

MSI has released their latest Gaming G Series laptops powered by Quad Core AMD A10-5750M “Richland” processors and full HD 1920×1080 display, the MSI GX70 3BE-007US and GX60 3AE-216US. The MSI GX70 is a 17-inch gaming laptop with AMD A10-5750 CPU clocked at 2.5-3.5GHz, paired with an AMD Radeon HD8970M GPU. Its little brother, the MSI GX60 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop, also powered by the same CPU but paired with an AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU. Check their respective specifications, prices and where you can buy below.

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MSI GX70 3BE-007US

UPDATE: Both the GX70 3BE-007US and GX60 3AE-216US are now available. Check out below their respective prices and where you can get one.

MSI GX70 and GX60 Specifications

SpecificationsGX70 3BE-007USGX60 3AE-216US
Operating SystemWindows 8Windows 8
ChipsetA76M FCHA76M FCH
ProcessorAMD A10-5750AMD A10-5750
Clock Speed2.5-3.5GHz (Turbo Freq)2.5-3.5GHz (Turbo Freq)
Cache6MB6MB
Memory8GB DRR3 1600MHz8GB DRR3 1600MHz
Graphics ProcessorAMD Radeon HD 8970M, 2GB GDDR5AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 2GB GDDR5
Display17.3-inch Full HD Anti-Reflective15.6-inch Full HD Anti-Reflective
Display Resolution1920x1080 (16:9)1920x1080 (16:9)
Storage Capacity750GB (7200RPM) HDD750GB (7200RPM) HDD
Audio ProcessorSound BlasterSound Blaster
SpeakerTHX Speakers x2 with Subwoofer x1THX Speakers x2 with Subwoofer x1
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc ReaderBlu-ray Disc Reader
LANKiller E2200 Game NetworkingKiller E2200 Game Networking
WirelessAW-NB114H Combo b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0AW-NB100H (802.11 b/g/n)
Card ReaderSD (XC/HC)SD (XC/HC)
Audio PortsHeadset AMP + Gold Flash JacksHeadset AMP + Gold Flash Jacks
USB PortsUSB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x2USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x1
HDMIHDMI 1.4 / mDP v1.2HDMI 1.4 / mDP v1.2
Webcam720P HD Webcam720P HD Webcam
KeyboardSteelSeries Gaming BacklitSteelSeries (Chiclet)
TouchpadMulti TouchMulti Touch
Battery9 cell9 cell
Dimension16.85 x 11.34 x 2.17 inches14.97 x 10.24 x 1.44 inches
Weight (with battery)8.6 lbs7.7 lbs
ColorBrush Aluminum BlackBrush Aluminum Black

As you can see from the table above, the MSI GX70 3BE-007US is more feature rich compared to the GX60. Not only that it has a larger display by 1.7-inch , the graphics processor is also better. It’s keyboard has full color programmable backlit keys, and has more connectivity options than the GX60.

MSI GX60 3AE-216US

The MSI GX60 3AE-216US, although has lesser features compared to its big brother, it’s not that bad since it’s $100 cheaper. If you think a 17.3-inch gaming laptop is too big and heavy for you, you might consider the MSI GX60 instead.

Price and Where to Buy

The MSI GX70 3BE-007US has a Manufacture’s Suggested Retail Price of $1,399.99, while the MSI GX60 3AE-216US has and MSRP of $1,299.99. There’s a $100 price difference.

If I where to choose from the two gaming laptop, I would definitely go for the GX70. The $100 added price seems justifiable enough for the added features that you will get.

As of to date, you can order the GX60 here and get the best deal. It’s only $1,199.99 from them, $100 more cheaper than the MSRP.

I’m still waiting for the GX70 to get listed. I’ll update this post soon enough.

UPDATE: Both the MSI GX70 and GX60 gaming laptops are now available. Below are their respective initial specs, price and where you can order one.

MSI G Series GX60 3AE-216US
AMD A10-5750M 2.5 GHz (4 MB Cache)
8GB SO-DIMM
750 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Windows 8
Only $1,199.99 here

MSI G Series GX70 3BE-007US
AMD A10-5750M Processor (2.5 – 3.5 GHz, 4M Cache)
8GB DDR3 RAM
750 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
17.3-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 8970M
Windows 8
Only $1,268.99 here

Note: If I where you, and I need to choose between the GX60 and GX70, I’d go for the GX70. Why? Bigger screen and better discrete graphics processor. These two are good alternative gaming laptops, in case you don’t have a budget for a Razer Blade or Asus G750 gaming laptops.


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