MSI Anoints Dual-core Laptop with Crystals

Like most supermodels, "luxurious" laptops tend to be pretty on the outside and ugly from within. But MSI took a few extra steps to crush that stereotype. You see, despite having a ring of crystals encrusted on its lid, the M677 was also fitted with a healthy number of components like a dual-core AMD processor and it's own video card. It's still too flashy for my tastes, but at least you know it's more than a fancy paperweight. Click on for a rundown of the specs.

The M677 is powered by an AMD Turion 64 X2 processor and can fit up to 2GB of memory inside its chassis. It's got a 15.4-inch screen and comes with everything you'd expect from mid-size notebook like built-in wireless (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi), a GeForce Go 7600 video card, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a dual-layer DVD burner. MSI hasn't released pricing and availability, but for a "luxury" lappie, it ain't bad.

MSI M677 [via Laptoping]