MSI Updates Gaming Laptop Arsenal with Windows 8

MSI said on Wednesday that it has refreshed its "arsenal" of gaming laptops with the new Windows 8 OS. The first units to receive the upgrade will be the company's new premium gaming laptops in the G Series including the GT70 and GT60 models. MSI also plans to update its more budget-conscious GE series and the AMD processor-based GX60 with the new OS as well.

"MSI’s combination of superior gaming components and an upgraded operating system allows users to fully immerse in the gaming world without sacrificing affordability and performance," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US.  "Windows has been a staple in the personal computing world and the new version promises to improve performance and re-engage users through a new interface."

Both the GT70 and GT60 are armed with the latest Nvidia Keplar GeForce video cards, Killer E2200 Game Networking, Dynaudio Speakers and Steel Series Gaming Backlit Keyboard. In addition to the Windows 8 upgrade, select models of the GT70 now feature a Killer Wireless-N 1202 card, increasing networking speeds by up to five times.

According to a base list of specs provided by MSI, the GT70 will feature a Core i7-3630QM (2.4 – 3.4 GHz) processor, a 17.3-inch Full HD screen, and a range of Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M/675M/670M GPUs and storage options. It will also have up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory @ 1600 MHz, a Blu-ray Disc burner, Killer N1202 2x2 or Jackson Peak 2x2 wireless connectivity, and more.

As for the GT60, the base list of specs include the same CPU, but a smaller 15.6-inch Full HD screen. Other ingredients will include a Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M 4 GB or GTX 675M 2 GB GDDR5, a 750 GB HDD, 12 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1600 MHz, a Blu-ray disc burner, similar LAN and wireless options, and more.

For more information about these gaming laptops from MSI, head here.

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  • Estix
    Maybe I'm being cynical here, but I think that OEMs are moving to Windows 8 (from 7) due to the lower licensing price to them, instead of any real benefit or demand on the User side.

    Also, checking the site, it's fascinating to see that they're offering a flagship-level laptop with a Trinity processor! (GX60 1AC-021US)

    I think it's actually a great idea, all things considered; it makes for a much more balanced build.
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  • icepick314
    "In addition to the Windows 8 upgrade, select models of the GT70 now feature a Killer Wireless-N 1202 card, increasing networking speeds by up to five times."

    uhmm...from what I've read from all the Killer brand network cards, they aren't worth the money since you can adjust QOS and port adjustments on most routers...also you don't really gain THAT much speed over since it's mostly upto your ISP...
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  • rebel1280
    Also, is W8 still restricting the whole no mature rated games thing for their os? Will steam fully support W8, i think thats a relevant question as it is being touted as a gaming laptop. What games officially currently support W8?
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