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The Magic of Turbo: MSI Shows Off Turbo-Charged Notebooks

Have you ever wanted to have a notebook that would have a long battery time, but would also deliver exceptional performance when plugged to a power outlet? Well, MicroStar International has something to offer: its GX600-08 laptop with Turbo button fulfills both demands.

When MSI GX600-08 is operating on Turbo Battery Mode, the MSI Turbo Battery Technology will automatically lower microprocessor’s clock-speed and power consumption, stop or lower speed of devices that are not used (based on application activity). Besides, the system will halt electricity supply to various peripheral ports. As a result, MSI claims, end-user gets longer battery life.


When MSI GX600-08 is in AC Mode, pressing the “Turbo” buttonm above the keyboard enables MSI’s exclusive Turbo Drive Engine technology that simultaneously increases the clock-speed of the CPU by 20% and speeds up processor system bus as well to achieve higher performance.

MicroStar International GX600-08 laptops are based on mobile Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessors and Intel PM965 core-logic set. Actual specification may vary, but the best configuration includes 15.4” screen with 1680x1050 resolution, 320GB hard disk drive, 4GB of DDR2 memory, Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics adapter with 512MB memory, DVD/HD DVD optical drive and so on. The laptops feature Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.

Notebooks by Taiwan-based makers have never been popular among consumers due to various reasons, among which is the lack of advertising. But with interesting capabilities like performance enhancements or battery time increase, many end-users may pay their attention to laptops by MSI.

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