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The MSI GX60 sports AMD's top of the line laptop processor, the A10-4600M, together with AMD's top of the line laptop video card, the Radeon HD 7970M. The Radeon HD 7970M isn't quite as good as a GeForce GTX 680M, but it is about $300 cheaper. And the CPU part of the A10-4600M isn't nearly as good as a Core i7-2630QM, but it's also about $200 cheaper.
MSI announced this laptop months ago, but it's now available for pre-order:
It ships with Windows 8, so that might be what you're waiting on with the pre-order. The laptop does not use discrete switchable graphics, so the battery life is poor, which makes it inappropriate for some people.
But look at the price tag: $1200 to start. And that's not a junk base model that will need $300 in upgrades to make it livable, either. That's with Windows 8, a 7200 RPM, 750 GB hard drive, a Blu-Ray drive, 8 GB of 1600 MHz memory, a matte 1080p monitor, and the aforementioned A10-4600M and Radeon HD 7970M. You can chop that price down somewhat by skipping the Blu-Ray player or going with a smaller (but still 7200 RPM) hard drive, too.
On a $2000 budget, there's no reason to consider the MSI GX60. You want an Intel Core i7 processor on that budget.
But on a $1200 budget? An A10-4600M isn't as good as an Ivy Bridge quad core, even though not having the integrated GPU running will make room for more aggressive turbo usage. But the savings there makes room for a Radeon HD 7970M, rather than having to settle for less than half of that GPU performance in a GeForce GTX 660M or getting an old, hot Fermi card that also trails far behind in GPU performance. On a $1200 budget, this sure looks awfully nice--or maybe even $1300 if you can't live without a good SSD, which is also offered as an upgrade option.