MSI has released its 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.
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
|Specifications||GX70 3BE-007US||GX60 3AE-216US|
|Operating System||Windows 8||Windows 8|
|Chipset||A76M FCH||A76M FCH|
|Processor||AMD A10-5750||AMD A10-5750|
|Clock Speed||2.5-3.5GHz (Turbo Freq)||2.5-3.5GHz (Turbo Freq)|
|Memory||8GB DRR3 1600MHz||8GB DRR3 1600MHz|
|Graphics Processor||AMD Radeon HD 8970M, 2GB GDDR5||AMD Radeon HD 7970M, 2GB GDDR5|
|Display||17.3-inch Full HD Anti-Reflective||15.6-inch Full HD Anti-Reflective|
|Display Resolution||1920×1080 (16:9)||1920×1080 (16:9)|
|Storage Capacity||750GB (7200RPM) HDD||750GB (7200RPM) HDD|
|Audio Processor||Sound Blaster||Sound Blaster|
|Speaker||THX Speakers x2 with Subwoofer x1||THX Speakers x2 with Subwoofer x1|
|Optical Drive Type||Blu-ray Disc Reader||Blu-ray Disc Reader|
|LAN||Killer E2200 Game Networking||Killer E2200 Game Networking|
|Wireless||AW-NB114H Combo b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0||AW-NB100H (802.11 b/g/n)|
|Card Reader||SD (XC/HC)||SD (XC/HC)|
|Audio Ports||Headset AMP + Gold Flash Jacks||Headset AMP + Gold Flash Jacks|
|USB Ports||USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x2||USB 3.0 x3, USB 2.0 x1|
|HDMI||HDMI 1.4 / mDP v1.2||HDMI 1.4 / mDP v1.2|
|Webcam||720P HD Webcam||720P HD Webcam|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries Gaming Backlit||SteelSeries (Chiclet)|
|Touchpad||Multi Touch||Multi Touch|
|Battery||9 cell||9 cell|
|Dimension||16.85 x 11.34 x 2.17 inches||14.97 x 10.24 x 1.44 inches|
|Weight (with battery)||8.6 lbs||7.7 lbs|
|Color||Brush Aluminum Black||Brush 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.
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 an MSRP of $1,299.99. There’s a $100 price difference.
If I were 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 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)
750 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 7970M
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
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.