Since Intel released its newest collection of processors and matching chipsets, MSI figured it wouldn't waste much time in putting it to good use, so it created the GT680R gaming notebook.
Micro-Star International placed high-end hardware in a case fitted with orange LEDs around the touchpad, keyboard and the edges.
At the heart of the machine lies a quad-core Core i7-2630QM central processing unit, whose clock speed is of 2.0 GHz.
This CPU is paired with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, whose amount of memory is 1.5 GB and which can cope with pretty much any game.
Additionally, the CPU is complemented by 8 GB of RAM, while all these together can show off their collective might on the 15.6-inch LED-backlit LCD, whose native resolution is of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD).
Needless to say, quite an amount of storage space is available, 1 TB that is, courtesy of two 500 GB HDDs set up in a RAID 0 configuration.
There is also a DVD writer, for storing on optical disks and playback of multimedia DVDs/CDs.
As for connectivity and I/O, MSI threw in a 7-in-1 card reader, an HD webcam, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, an HDMI 1.4 output and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.
All of the above are crammed inside a casing with flowing lines, a glossy, scratch-resistant display cover and the possibility to customize the orange LED light system through a software bundled with the product.
Speaking of software, one will be able to enjoy the benefits of TDE (Turbo Drive Engine), which boost CPU and GPU frequency, as well as Cooler Boost (self-explanatory) and Cinema Pro (optimizes display settings for watching movies).
Available for purchase here
, the MSI GT680R has a price of $1,500 and runs the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit operating system.