Clevo X7200 Gaming Laptop with Dual GeForce GTX 480M on Sale

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Taiwanese laptop maker Clevo has released the X7200 17.3-inch gaming notebook, featuring dual GeForce GTX 480M video cards and Intel desktop CPUs.

Besides two Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M GPUs in SLI configuration with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory, the Clevo X7200 comes with the Intel Core i7 LGA1366 processor, up to the six-core i7-975, and has three DDR3 SoDIMM memory slots for up to 12GB of RAM. There are three 2.5″ hard drive bays with RAID 0/1/5 support, and a Bly-ray or DVD optical drive.

Its 17.3″ glossy display has a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

The notebook also has five speakers, including a subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater audio technology, optional TV tuner, a 3MP web camera, mic, two USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, DVI-I, and S/PDIF outputs, optional HDMI input port, a 9-in-1 media card reader, eSATA and Firewire connectors, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options, and Gigabit LAN.

It features an aluminum body and weighs around 12 pounds with its 78.44WH battery, that is capable to power the system for an hour.

The Clevo X7200 is Windows 7 compatible and is available via Sager, AVA Direct, iBuyPower and other sellers for a base price of around $3,500 when configured with dual GTX 480M.

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MSI GT663 Gaming Laptop with GeForce GTX 460M Launched

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MSI has updated the G Series gaming laptop line with the GT663 15.6-inch model, featuring the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M dedicated video card.

Besides the GTX 460M with 1.5GB of GDDR5 video memory, the MSI GT633 includes a Core i7 quad-core processor, three DDR3 memory slots for a maximum of 12GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage using two 500GB hard drives, a DVD burner, and a LED backlight display with “full HD or HD” resolution.

The notebook has DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC audio technology and built-in 2.1 speaker system, a 720p/30fps web camera, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

MSI’s GT663 incorporates Turbo Drive Engine+ technology for “boosting system speed for enhanced processor and display performance” and Cooler Boost technology for enhanced system cooling. Both technologies can be activated with a single touch of a dedicated hotkey above the keyboard.

The laptop weighs 7.7 pounds and runs Windows 7 OS.

There’s no word on pricing and availability.

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Dell Alienware M15x Now with GeForce GTX 460M GPU

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The Dell Alienware M15x 15.6″ gaming laptop is now available in select European and Asian countries with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M video card.

Besides the GTX 460M with 1.5GB of video memory, the Intel Core i3/i5/i7-powered M15x is available with the old GeForce GTX 260M, GT 240M, ATI Radeon HD 5730, and HD 5850.

According to Dell UK, the 460M option is £205 ($330) more expensive than the basic GT 240M.

The Alienware M15x in the US is still shipping with old GPUs only.

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MSI GT660R Gaming Laptop Now Available

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MSI’s GT660 (GT660R) 16-inch gaming laptop is now available in the US.

The offered MSI GT660R-004US features the Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core 1.73GHz processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX285M 1GB graphic card, 6GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB of hard disk space using dual HDDs, and a Blu-ray combo drive.

Its 16″ display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

The MSI GT660R also includes a chiclet-style keyboard with numeric pad, a 720p web camera, stereo speakers and a subwoofer, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA/USB combo port, ExpressCard slot, 4-in-1 card reader, VGA and HDMI outputs, and LED lights around the notebook’s edges.

It also has TDE+ (Turbo Drive Engine+) technology, which allows users to increase processor, memory, and GPU performance instantly with one touch of the luminescent Turbo hotkey above the keyboard.

The 7.7-pound laptop includes a 9-battery which provides up to 3 hours of run time and runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

MSI’s GT660R-004US is priced $1,699.99 and is available via Newegg and Amazon.

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Eurocom Releases B5100M FOX, B7110 FOX Gaming Laptops

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Eurocom has released two new gaming laptops – the 15.6-inch B5100M FOX and 17.3-inch B7110 FOX, both with Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics technology.

The B5100M FOX and B7110 feature the Intel core i3, i5, or i7 processors, Optimus that combines the Nvidia GeForce GT330M dedicated and Intel GMA HD integrated graphics, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to 1.6TB of storage space using two hard disks.

The base prices are $999 for the B5100M FOX, and $1,199 for B7110 FOX.

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Nvidia Releases GeForce 400M Series Laptop GPUs

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Nvidia has officially released the GeForce 400M Series dedicated video cards for laptops.

Besides the recently launched GeForce GTX 480M, which is the top of the line model, the 40nm “Fermi” architecture-based 400M series now includes the hgih-performance GTX 470M and GTX 460M, as well as mid-range GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M and GT 415M.

The new GPUs support DirectX 11, Nvidia Optimus, CUDA, 3D Vision, and PhysX technologies, and performance-boosting Verde notebook drivers.

According to Nvidia, the GeForce 4xxM series GPUs are up to 40% faster on average than their 3xxM counterparts.

The 400 Series chips will be initially incorporated into laptops by Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba.

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Samsung R590 Laptop Now Available in UK, Australia

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Samsung’s 15.6-inch R590 multimedia notebook is now available in the UK and Australia.

The Samsung R590 is a more powerful version of the R580 and features the Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz processor, Nvidia GeForce GT330M 1GB dedicated graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB of hard disk space, a DVD burner, and a 6-cell battery.

Its LED-backlit glossy display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Samsung’s new laptop also includes an integrated 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, four USB ports (including an eSATA/USB combo), an ExpressCard slot, 3-in-1 card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The 4.8-pound R590-JS02 has a blue gradation finish and runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

It is available via Amazon UK (R590-JS02UK) for £809, which is around 1,247 USD, and JB HI-Fi (R590-JS02AU) for 1,298 AUD or about 1,152 USD. We have no info on pricing and availability in other countries.

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Clevo’s Gaming Laptops with GeForce GTX 480M on Sale

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The configurable Clevo D900F and Clevo W880CU gaming laptops can be ordered now in the US with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M video card.

Sager, AVA Direct, and Malibal offer the 17-inch D900F-based notebooks which include the desktop-use Core i7 six- and quad-core processors, up to 12GB system memory, and up to three hard or solid state drives, besides the optional DirectX 11-compatible GTX 480M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM, a 256-bit memory interface, and 352 CUDA cores.

The 17.3″ Clevo W880CU is sold by the same companies and comes with the Core i5 and i7 laptop CPUs, up to 8GB RAM, and optionally dual HDDs/SSDs.

When configured with the GeForce GTX 480M, the Clevo 900F and Clevo W880CU start at around $2,500 and $2,000, respectively. The 480M GPU choice is approximately $500 more expensive than the GeForce GTX 285 option.

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MSI CX623 Classic Series Notebook Released

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MSI has announced the Classic Series CX623 multimedia-oriented 15.6-inch notebook.

The MSI CX623 features the Intel Core i5 processor, Nvidia GeForce 310M 1GB GPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a 320 or 500GB hard disk, and a screen resolution of 1366×768-pixels. There’s no info on optical drive.

MSI’s 5.5-pound laptop also includes a chiclet-style keyboard, a 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB ports, an e-SATA/USB port, a 4-in-1 card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

There is no info on pricing and availability at the time of this writing.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Laptop GPU

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NVIDIA is going to release the GeForce GTX 480M high-perfomance video card for laptops, according to a listing at Canadian laptop maker Eurocom.

Starting next month, the GTX 480M will be available in the company’s 17-inch Cheetah and Panther and 18.4-inch Leopard desktop replacement notebooks.

The DirectX 11 mobile graphics card has a 256-bit memory interface and MXM 3.0b form factor.

According to the listing, the GeForce GTX 480M is $380 more expensive than the GTX 280M or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870.

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