MSI drops 17" meganotebook with Radeon 4850

There must be a market for gaming notebooks out there somewhere, but dad gum it if I understand why. Thick, heavy, and generally inferior to desktops while costing more, they seem like the worst thing in the world. Oh well, that doesn’t mean I can’t admire them for what they are, the shaggy bison of the computer world. MSI’s latest is certainly among the shaggiest now, what with a Radeon 4850 tearing it up in their GT725.


Looks like a beast. The rest of the stats are almost as impressive, but nothing that’ll blow you away. MSI is on a roll lately, though, and Doug swears by them, so I think you can count on them for quality.

  • 17″ 1920×1200 display
  • Centrino 2 P9500 processor (pretty decent, not too power-sucking)
  • 4GB DDRII RAM (too early for even gaming notebooks to sport DDR III)
  • 512MB Radeon Mobility HD4850 (sucks power like a mofo) with HDMI out
  • Blu-ray player
  • 320GB 7200RPM HDD
  • “Theater Class 5 Speakers Recognized and Approved by the Highest standards of Dolby®” — don’t get too excited

It starts at around $1500, and it’s… out of stock at the moment. What?