MSI has released its latest notepad, the MSI FX600, and the Taiwanese company is stating that the machine is "aimed at those who demand style, functionality and power from a notebook".

That is, of course, just a marketing phrase - what exactly does it mean in terms of what you'll actually get from the machine?

Well, it does have some powerful tech on board for what you'll be paying for it. For the standard model, which will sell for just under £600, you'll get an Intel Core i3-330M, 2.13GHz CPU with Nvidia GeForce GT 325M graphics (1GB DDR3). RAM is 4GB and you'll also get 500GB of space on a SATA HDD.

The FX600 comes with a four-speaker THX TruStudio surround sound setup and MSI is also keen to point out its Cinema Pro technology as well. So, it's definitely being marketed as a media (or rather movie) friendly notebook and Blu-ray is also an optional extra.

But there's not full 1080p on the 15.6-inch display - the resolution is 1366 x 768 - although the argument that you probably can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a screen of this size definitely comes into play.

Also included is a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a card reader, three USBs and one HDMI port.

So we've covered the functionality and power aspects of the machine - but what of the style that MSI pointed out?

Well, it's available in a "unique jet black, durable design to prevent scratching and resist everyday wear and tear" and a "unique chiclet keyboard and raised multi-point touchpad".

Stylish enough? That's for you to decide really.

The MSI FX600 is out at the beginning of this month and prices start from £599.99.