MSI crams full-sized keyboard in 15
Full-sized keyboards are becoming commonplace on big 17" and 19"
notebooks like Alienware's Area-51
, but MSI has taken this trend one
and squeezed a 103-key keyboard into its latest 15"
wide-screen notebook. The Inquirer managed to get a couple of pictures
of the machine, and it indeed sports a full keyboard complete with a
four-column numeric keypad. MSI doesn't appear to have included a
full-sized paging block as is common on HP and Lenovo notebooks, however.
Nonetheless, the notebook—dubbed M662—is scheduled to go on
sale by the end of the month, The Inquirer claims. Along with the full
keyboard, it will sport a 1.67 GHz Core Duo T2300 processor, an Intel
945 GM chipset with integrated GMA 950 graphics, and a built-in 1.3
Megapixel camera. The Inq doesn't reveal a launch price, but it says MSI
wants to offer "quality notebooks in the $/€1000+ range," suggesting the
machine will start above the $1,000 mark.