MSI has introduced four new GT and GE notebook models based on Intel's fourth-generation "Haswell" processors.
MSI revealed on Monday its next-generation GT and GE gaming laptops which now feature Intel's fourth-generation Core i7-4700MQ "Haswell" processor (3.2 GHz to 3.4 GHz), GeForce GTX 700M graphics, and Killer Doubleshot networking for lag-less wired and wireless online gaming. There are four models in all spanning 17.3 and 15.6 inch screens (two each) sporting a 1920 x 1080 (16:9) resolution. Pricing starts at $1299.99 USD.
"Designed to deliver up to twice the graphics performance compared to previous generations, Intel’s fourth generation Core processors enable high-definition gaming and video playback while doubling battery life," the company said. "In addition, it allows laptops to play 4K video at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, four times the traditional 1080p high-definition video."
The GT20 2OD-039US is the most expensive of the four, sporting a $2799.99 price tag, a 17.3 inch Full HD screen, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and 32 GB of DDR3 RAM at 1600 MHz. Internal storage consists of MSI's Super Raid 2 setup combining three SSD mSATA RAID 0 units (totaling 128 GB) with a 1 TB hard drive, delivering over 1500 MB/s of speed.
This high-end gaming notebook also features a Blu-ray burner (optical drive), Killer E2200 Game Networking (LAN, Bluetooth), dual-band Killer N1202 Wireless N, an SD card reader, three USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. There's also HDMI 1.4, a 720p HD webcam, two premium Dynaudio speakers and a subwoofer, a 9-cell battery, a SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard and more.
The GE60 2OE-003US is the cheapest model, sporting a 15.6 inch Full HD screen, a 1920 x 1080 resolution (16:9), a Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and 8 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz memory. It also has a 750 GB 7200 RPM HDD, a DVD Super Multi optical drive, Killer E2200 Game Networking (LAN) and a Wireless-N / Bluetooth 4.0 combo.
This model also features one less USB 3.0 port (totaling two), two USB 2.0 ports, four 2W speakers, a 6 cell battery, and a SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard in blue. It measures 15.9 x 9.83 x 1.27 inches and weighs 5.28 pounds whereas the previous $2800 laptop measures 16.85 x 11.34 x 2.17 inches and weighs 8.6 pounds. All four laptops actually have an SD card reader, HDMI 1.4, a 720p HD webcam, and a multi-touch touchpad.
"Cooler Boost 2 makes a return with an upgraded and efficient single fan cooling solution that reduces the average temperature by 8° C," the company said. "The new Matrix Display feature allows you to connect up to 3 external displays to the notebook for a total of up to 4 independent displays (including the native notebook display)."
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