MSI GX660 has audiophiles locked in its sights

MSI has unleashed a beast of a laptop - the GX660, which has all the high-end spec that you'd expect from a £1700 machine, but with a big focus on the audio performance as well. 

MSI has teamed up with sound specialist Dynaudio to come up with a speaker system within the laptop's chassis that, combined with an optimal sound card and Surround Sensation Ultra PC technology from DTS, will give you "the finest audio experience".

As well as the souped-up sound, there is also a lot in the way of big hardware on board as well. Powered by an Intel Core i7-720QM processor (with over-clocking available), the GX660 also boasts 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, 1GB GDDR5 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics and two 500GB hard-drives to store all of your media and games.

The Blu-rays you put in the optical drive should look pretty sweet on the 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, full HD TFT screen, but you also have HDMI output if you want to playback your videos on your big screen TV.

Data transfer will be zippy with the two USB 3.0 ports and eSata port, or old-fashioned slow with the two USB 2.0 ports. There's also an ExpressCard slot and a 4-in-1 card reader.

It weighs in at 3.5kg, and measures 396 x 269 x 55mm.

The MSI GX660 comes in a glossy black chassis and is available to pre-order now. RRP is £1699.