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One press from the "Turbo" button overclocks the Core 2 Duo T7200 by 20%.
MSI GX-600 notebook reintroduces the turbo button

Earlier today MSI demonstrated the new GX600 gaming notebook at Computex 2007. The GX600 packs quite a few features into its welterweight 5.7lb package. But arguably the best feature on the GX600 is the Turbo Drive Engine technology.

When the GX600 is plugged in with AC power, the push of the turbo button automatically turns on Acceleration Mode. Acceleration Mode increases the processor’s front-side bus and raises the overall clock speed by 20%. A quick press of the button a second time returns the processor back to stock clock speeds. 

Intel’s recently announced Santa Rosa platform forms the base of the MSI GX600. The MSI GX600 features Intel’s PM965 Express chipset, a Core 2 Duo processor and 802.11n wireless networking technology.

A GeForce 8600M GT graphics card delivers DirectX 10 compatible graphics. MSI equips the GeForce 8600M GT mobile graphics with 512MB of video memory. MSI pairs the GeForce 8600M GT with a 15.4” WXGA widescreen display. The MSI GX600 also features HDMI and S-video outputs for external display connectivity.

Other notable features of the GX600 include an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, Gigabit LAN, optional Bluetooth, PCMCIA Type II expansion and a separate NUMPAD on the keyboard.



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Keypad on a 15"
By Nyceis on 6/6/2007 12:48:25 PM , Rating: 2
What I don't understand more than the turbo button is why MSI crams a keypad onto a 15" laptop. Seems to make the keys smaller than normal...




RE: Keypad on a 15"
By nayy on 6/6/2007 1:22:57 PM , Rating: 2
Personally I would love to have keypad in my 15" laptop, even if it means to have slightly smaller keys, but it could be a problem for people with big hands.
I don't think that making this an optional feature would be too hard, but you would end up with an uncentered mouse


RE: Keypad on a 15"
By Aprime on 6/6/2007 4:36:48 PM , Rating: 2
They could use better designers, that's why.


RE: Keypad on a 15"
By jak3676 on 6/7/2007 3:20:07 PM , Rating: 2
I totally disagree. I've been looking for a 15.4 with a numberpad for a while now. LG makes a few models with them now, but they are pretty expensive in the U.S. (limited importers)


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