If one year ago somebody told us we could buy a laptop at ~€1000 capable of running the latest games, we would not believe it. Today we have the pleasure to test one such notebook, although it has been on the market for a few months now, the competition in the price bracket remains stiff.
The MSI GX600 Performance notebook comes with plenty of multimedia features as well as a gaming orientated GPU (8600M GT) and features a unique turbo button. Before we delve into the specifics of this gem, let’s take first look at the 15.4” notebook:
The transparent piece of cloth serves to protect the screen from getting damaged by the keys on the keyboard, when transporting the laptop. MSI urges to re-use this cloth when moving about.
After removing that cloth you have access to the power button to boot the system for the first time, let’s see what lies under the hood.Specifications
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz
Memory: 2x Slots DDR2, both occupied by 2x1Gb Modules
Chipset: Intel PM965
Screen Size: 15.4” Glare
Resolution: WXGA 1280x800
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8600M GT 512Mb (up to 768 TurboCache)
Hard Disk: SATA 250Gb 5400rpm
Optical Drive: Dual Layer CD/DVD Burner
Card-Reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro
Webcam: 1.3 MPixel
Connectivity: 1Gbps LAN, WLAN up to 300Mbit/s (IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n), 56Kbps Modem, Bluetooth
Ports: 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x FireWire,1 x RJ-45,1 x RJ-11, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA,1 x TV-Out,1 x Line-Out, 1 x Expresscard 54,1x eSATA
Battery: 6-Cell Lithium Lion
Extra’s: Mouse & Backpack
Operating System Preinstalled: Windows Vista Home Premium
Warranty: 24 Months/blockquote>
Notice in the specs that MSI includes a gaming (wired) mouse which allows for real-time DPI adjustment, and also a fancy blue backpack. The photo below courtesy of notebookreview.
Please note that in the photo the headset is NOT included with the GX600 Performance. The higher end “GX600 Extreme” includes the headset.
Let us take a closer look at the package contents and the GX600P ->