Last week I wrote about the new MSI GX600 gaming notebook that was launched. At Quakecon yesterday MSI had the computer in their booth showing it off. I had a chance to play with it a bit and was generally impressed with what I saw.
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One thing that I came away with is that the MX600 is a large notebook weighting in at about 5.7 pounds. It was also rather thick for a 15.4” notebook machine. The keyboard was nice and had good typing feel. MSI used a different font on the WASD keys normally used for movement in FPS games.
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The big thing you notice when you see the MX600 in person is the glossy black paint job. This thing is way shiny and looks great with the red/orange graphics on the lid and the wrist rest area. The one thing I can say about that glossy paint job is that the machine soaks up fingerprints and smudges profusely. If that sort of thing bothers you, this isn’t the notebook for you.