MSI releases FX603 "lion" laptop

MSI has launched its 15.6 inch FX603 laptop, which it interestingly describes as a “PC with a heart of a lion.”

We can only assume this is down to the laptops specs rather than the still-beating heart of Narnia saviour Aslan. The machine boasts an Intel Core i5 CPU and an MSI TDE Turbo Drive, which lets users throttle up CPU performance.

There’s also an nVidia GeForce GT 425M card which has GB GDDR3 of display memory and  supports DirectX 11. This works with MSI’s GPU Boost technology to automatically switch to powerful graphics processing. The screen is a 15.6″ HD LED backlit screen.

Also included in the FX603 are a couple of USB 3.0 ports for speedy transfers up to 5Gbps.

You can buy it in 320, 500 or 640GB flavours for storage. It has up to 8GB DDR3-1066Mhz memory.

In terms of audio the laptop comes with MSI’s THX smart wrap-around sound feature, which apparently gives the best sound for each music file and frequency. MSI has also collaborated with Dynaudio to install speakers, which are said to offer obstruction-free sound transmission.

The FX603 has MSI’s Cinema Pro technology which comes with a hotkey to allow users to switch to film mode for higher resolution. It also has a wide cinema-class 16:9 ratio LED display for viewing HD films.  

Aesthetically the laptop has an anti-scratch, anti-smudge casing.