I'm typing this on a laptop with a real keyboard. Real, as in without the compromise in size, tactility or function that you've come to expect in laptops. I don't really know how to express how strange that is.
Convertibles? Whatever. Ultrabooks? Idgaf. A damn huge laptop with a mechanical keyboard built right in? Now we're getting somewhere.
There are a few key things that keep PC gamers tethered to their desks, one of them being the awesomeness of having the "click clack" of a quality mechanical keyboard punctuate their gameplay. Impressive as they may be, laptops haven't been able to replicate that experience...yet. MSI to the rescue!
If you want a laptop that can play graphically intensive games, you're in a tough spot. Generally you can opt for something crazy expensive but portable, or something hulking and a little but cheaper. MSI's new GS30 Gaming Shadow notebook offers a middle ground: Take a slim laptop on the go, and plug into a…
The upcoming MSI Air Keyboard is an HTPC keyboard/mouse combo that fits right in your hands much like a game controller.
MSI made some all-in-one noise at CES with the AE2420, and they're stepping it up again for next week's CeBIT 2010 show in Germany. There, they'll introduce the world's first large screen all-in-one PC capable of handling 1080p 3D media.
There's nothing new coming your way in terms of aesthetics from MSI's line of "C" laptops, but under the hood we've got Core i Series processors. One of these fellas even sports an ATI Radeon HD5470 graphics card.
The iPad is Apple's netbook. It's small, built for the web, and cheap. Which is a problem for the people who make actual netbooks, since they wanted to undercut Apple. And it's hard to get cheaper than glorified smartphone guts.
MSI took the humble projector and added the guts of a PC, making—are you ready for this?—THE PROJECTOR PC. Connect it to a keyboard, chuck in a mouse, and beam your Excel on your dog. Or whatever.
So MSI apparently has no plans to actually release this dual-screen, Windows 7 tablet, but I stopped by the booth to play around with it anyway. It's pretty impractical, but hey! Two screens! Update: It's now in development.
The Wind Top AE2420 is the first all-in-one to house Intel's new Core i3/i5 series processor. Combine that with the 23.6-inch 1080p monitor, 5.1 audio, multitouch screen, and Radeon HD 5000 series graphics controller and you've got yourself a warhorse.
A couple of new netbooks have hit the "just announced" pool, and while MSI's Wind models don't usually grab me, the U130 and U135 do, thanks to the inclusion of Atom's new Pine Trail processors.
Gigabyte's been listening to all of the iPhone syncing issues from motherboard owners using Intel's P55 chipset. They've put out a beta BIOS that addresses the problem. Unfortunately, that doesn't help all the Asus and MSI users who are having the same troubles, but hopefully now that Gigabyte has set an example the…
Users on Apple's discussion board have been experiencing issues with their PCs locking out iPhones when using Windows 7 with the Intel P55 USB chipset. It's a pretty specific combo that you're probably not running, so don't panic.
Want the tiny size of a netbook, but the power of a full-size? Intel showed off a crop of ultraportable laptops, all aimed at around an $800 MSRP, using Core 2 Duo processors, not Atom. Check out our gallery below.