By Shane McGlaun

MSI has been introducing notebooks at a fast pace over the last few months. It seems the firm is trying to take advantage of its newfound name recognition thanks to its popular line of Wind netbooks. Most of the new notebooks that MSI has been unveiling recently sport discreet NVIDIA GPUs, as does its latest notebook announcement.

The new MSI GX723 has an NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 graphics card with 512MB of RAM. The machine can be optioned with up to 4GB of RAM and 320GB or 500GB HDDs; Bluetooth is optional and Wi-Fi is integrated. The notebook has a 17-inch screen with a resolution of 1680 x 1050.

The brains of the machine is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU coupled with an Intel PM45-ICH9 chipset. HDMI out is built-in and Blu-ray is optional to take advantage of the HDMI output. A plan vanilla DVD burner is standard. MSI offers a stock 6-cell battery and an optional 9-cell unit. Pricing and availability are unknown at this time.

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