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MSI jumps on ATI's Mobility Radeon HD 4850: a gamer's laptop

by Tarinder Sandhu on 11 January 2009, 05:13

Tags: MSI Laptops, MSI

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No sooner had ATI announced the arrival of the Mobility Radeon HD 4800-series GPUs, than MSI shoehorned the HD 4850 part into the gaming-orientated GT727 laptop.

Plush looks helped by the copious use of carbon fibre, which keeps the weight down to a reasonable 3.2kg, the GT727 comes equipped with a 17in WUXGA (1,920x1,200) TFT, Intel Core 2 Duo chip, 4GB DDR3 memory, 320GB SATA drive, Blu-ray drive, HDMI, and the usual tidbits.

It's the first time that MSI has used DDR3 on a gaming notebook, it seems, and a GT725 SKU will also be available, which is identical save for DDR2 support.

The ouch comes in the form of price, with the range-topping model due to cost around $1,700 when launched in a couple of months' time.

Well, at least it will score 10,000+ marks in 3DMark06, which, extrapolating tenuously, should provide a reasonable gaming experience at the panel's native resolution. Full specs here.

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That “carbon fibre” effect (is it an effect?) looks cool.

I wonder if Alienware has one of these yet? (Bet they do. Goes to check.)

Checked: Highest they're doing, at time of checking, (aka just before posting this,) was a 3870 (not including nVidia options). That system came to £1700 with a 1920x1200 screen, rather than $1700. Painful.