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SmogHog
10-15-2011, 11:41 PM
They may have barely finished component convalescence after being kitted out with NVIDIA's GTX 570M, but MSI's GT780DXR and GT683DXR are getting yet another technical leg-up. This time, the processors are being nudged up to an Intel Core i7-2670QM, replacing the Core i7-2630QM we found on these gaming rigs last time we met. The ultra slim X460 series will also get the same CPU refresh. We'll admit, it's a pretty gentle update, but it should help keep MSI's latest offerings close to the bleeding edge of high-end laptops.

Press Release:

MSI Showcases Refreshed G Series Performance Gaming Notebooks at NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6

Notebooks featuring Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processors on display from October 14 to 16 on Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, California

"Light'em Up" Giveaway headlines celebratory events with MSI GT780DXR as grand prize
City of Industry, Calif. – October 13, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, exhibits the refreshed G Series gaming notebooks upgraded with the latest generation Intel® Core™ processors during NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6. Available in the recently launched GT780DXR and GT683DXR gaming notebooks, as well as the X460 ultra slim models, the new Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM processors provide 6M of Cache at 2.20 GHz, resulting in increased power and performance.

On display during the NVIDIA GeForce LAN 6 event from October 14 to 16 on Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, California, MSI laptops will also be accompanied by some of the latest gaming components, including video cards and peripherals. Hosted by NVIDIA, GeForce LAN is a legendary BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event featuring around-the-clock tournaments, contest for prizes, and an exhibit area showcasing the latest in gaming.

"MSI aims at providing users with the latest technology, giving them the ability to take their computing and gaming experience to the next level," said Andy Tung, Vice President of Sales for MSI US. "By incorporating the latest Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA© GeForce© GTX 570M graphics card, we are arming users with cutting edge technology and the reliability and reputation of world class companies."

As part of MSI's celebration of GeForce LAN 6 and the heralded processor upgrade, MSI is giving away a GT780DXR gaming notebook valued at $1749.99 as part of their "Light'em Up" giveaway. Additional prices include three MSI N560GTX-TI Hawk Graphics Cards valued at $259.99 each, and 50 SteelSeries Kinzu Mouse valued at $34.99 each. For more details and to participate on the giveaway, visit: event.msicomputer.com/LIGHTEM_UP/

Furthermore, from October 14 to November 13, MSI will be offering a limited quantity of free SteelSeries Gaming Headset and Mouse with the purchase of any MSI gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA's GTX 570M graphics card. Participating models include GT683DXR, GT780DXR and GT780DX. For more information, please visit MSI mobile website.


http://www.msimobile.com/level2_productlist.aspx?id=6

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/14/msi-infuses-more-gaming-juice-into-its-g-series-notebooks-with-p/

Decidion
10-16-2011, 12:14 AM
"Furthermore, from October 14 to November 13, MSI will be offering a limited quantity of free SteelSeries Gaming Headset and Mouse with the purchase of any MSI gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA's GTX 570M graphics card. Participating models include GT683DXR, GT780DXR and GT780DX. For more information, please visit MSI mobile website."

The fine print says "participating retailers". I wonder if XoticPC is participating in this promotion?

Edit: hah...went to MSI's website and tried to check out the promotion and the web page where you select this particular promotion says it is expired. Guess they need to fix that :\

SmogHog
10-16-2011, 12:52 AM
"Furthermore, from October 14 to November 13, MSI will be offering a limited quantity of free SteelSeries Gaming Headset and Mouse with the purchase of any MSI gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA's GTX 570M graphics card. Participating models include GT683DXR, GT780DXR and GT780DX. For more information, please visit MSI mobile website."

The fine print says "participating retailers". I wonder if XoticPC is participating in this promotion?

Edit: hah...went to MSI's website and tried to check out the promotion and the web page where you select this particular promotion says it is expired. Guess they need to fix that :\


I wonder what the limited quantity is for the headset and mouse giveaway is.

XOTICPC is an authorized MSI reseller.

http://www.msimobile.com/wheretobuy.aspx

SmogHog
10-18-2011, 08:21 PM
The GT683DX with the new Intel i7 2670QM showed up on the shelves here in Seoul yesterday.

This is the first appearance here of a notebook with the NVIDIA GTX570M.

What's also new for MSI notebooks here in Korea is that the GT683DX has a 1 year accidental damage and a domestic 3 year parts/labor warranty plus the 1 year global warranty.

Previously there has been only a standard 1 year parts/labor warranty plus the 1 year global warranty.

The GT683DX that is offered is without an OS installed as are most MSI notebooks sold here.

Schism5
10-20-2011, 12:15 PM
that msi model also just popped up on xotic, http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gt683dxr603-p-3412.html

Once more models become available with the 2670, will their barebones counterparts receive it as well?

JP@XoticPC
10-20-2011, 01:39 PM
Barebones will start seeing that upgrade option in soon. Our suppliers haven't given us enough 2670QM chips yet but we expect more to be arriving soon.

Decidion
10-21-2011, 01:21 PM
I wonder what the limited quantity is for the headset and mouse giveaway is.

XOTICPC is an authorized MSI reseller.

http://www.msimobile.com/wheretobuy.aspx


I got a copy of the rebate form today....the quantity of headset/mouse combos is a whopping 100.

Yes, 100. So those will probably be gone in less than the first week, if that long.

What this leads me to realize is that including the processing, build and shipping time, it is very unrealistic to expect anyone ordering a PC from any custom shop (not just XoticPC) will ever cash in on this promotion. :(

I really think it is unfair of MSI to push this promo out there and not tell people there are only 100 until after they order. I understand limited quantities, but only 100?