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MSI to Showcase AMD "Kabini" Tablet at CES 2014

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MSI is revealing a number of goods during CES, including new motherboards.

MSI Computer Corp. revealed on Monday that it plans to showcase a number of products during CES 2014 next week. These will include GT, GE and GX gaming notebooks, Quadro workstations for mobile professionals, tablets, touchscreen laptops, a brand new 24-inch All-In-One Gaming PC and the recently released 3K GT60.

"MSI's 2014 lineup of notebooks, tablets and AIOs embodies our commitment to delivering exceptional performance, constant innovation and magnificent style," said Andy Tung, Vice President of Sales for MSI's Pan America Region.  "From the world's thinnest gaming notebook to the first gaming AIO and powerful workstations, 2014 will be a year filled with outstanding products."

For starters, the company will showcase the 3K GT60, which features a WQHD+ 3K display. The company boasts that this laptop is the world's first model to utilize a high resolution display on a true gaming laptop/workstation.

In addition to the 3K GT60, MSI will also display its AMD "Kabini"-based W20 tablet and the AMD configured S12T touchscreen laptop. Also on hand will be MSI's CES Innovations Honorees, the GS70, dubbed as the world's lightest and thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop, and the AG2712A, which utilizes AMD Radeon HD 8970M / R9 M290x discrete graphics card and MSI's proprietary "Flicker-Free" and Blue Light Control display tech.

Also at the show will be a full form factor line up of motherboards and graphics cards, including the Z87I GAMING AC and its companion GTX 760 GAMING ITX, the world's first mini-ITX gaming graphics card with a "revolutionary" RADAX fan.

MSI will announce a number of new motherboards during the show, so stay tuned.

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    falchard , December 31, 2013 2:01 PM
    I think there is little doubt that MSI right now has the best laptops and tablets on the market. The only real problem is finding them. The MSI W20 was revealed months ago, but is still no where to be found in the marketplace.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , December 31, 2013 5:26 PM
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    I think there is little doubt that MSI right now has the best laptops and tablets on the market. The only real problem is finding them. The MSI W20 was revealed months ago, but is still no where to be found in the marketplace.


    Not sure if you're joking or just misinformed, but either way: the best tablets on the market right now are still Nexus 10, Asus MemoPad FHD 10 and maybe some x86 ones. MSI is practically irrelevant when it comes to tablets. When it comes to laptops, their gaming ones are okay, but the build quality is still mediocre compared to Asus, as is their cooling. They are no doubt a great company and I love what they are doing in the GPU market, but they have to get their stuff together when it comes to laptops and tablets if they want to succeed there.
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    alextheblue , December 31, 2013 7:49 PM
    Seems like he's expressing his opinion, Phantom. He did start off with "I think". In my opinion, ARM tablets are OK but x86 tablets are more versatile. Frankly, in terms of price I wouldn't generally even directly compare ARM to x86. If they can release an AMD-based model that is competitive, it will help keep cost of x86 tablets down, and push graphics performance up.

    Anyway, MSI gaming laptops seem to be pretty good by and large. I know a couple of people that own older Nehalem-based models. They're really good bang for the buck. I'm not certain about their tablets, have you used a lot of MSI tablets? The W20 looks quite decent from what I've seen, might be nice depending on where it lands vs. Atom competition.
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    alextheblue , December 31, 2013 7:55 PM
    Kevin: There seems to be a mistake here. Kabini is too high power for a tablet... I'm quite positive it's a Temash chip, especially seeing as how MSI lists the W20 with 8180 graphics. Which makes complete sense, since that is what the lowest-power Temash chip is equipped with, along with dual 1.0 Ghz Jag cores.

    I must say that one issue I have with the whole situation is that OEMs have been quite slow bringing these Temash-based tablets to market. By the time these things see wide availability, it's going to be nearly time for Mullins with it's Puma cores and much lower power requirements. :/ 
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    falchard , December 31, 2013 8:35 PM
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    Quote:
    I think there is little doubt that MSI right now has the best laptops and tablets on the market. The only real problem is finding them. The MSI W20 was revealed months ago, but is still no where to be found in the marketplace.


    Not sure if you're joking or just misinformed, but either way: the best tablets on the market right now are still Nexus 10, Asus MemoPad FHD 10 and maybe some x86 ones. MSI is practically irrelevant when it comes to tablets. When it comes to laptops, their gaming ones are okay, but the build quality is still mediocre compared to Asus, as is their cooling. They are no doubt a great company and I love what they are doing in the GPU market, but they have to get their stuff together when it comes to laptops and tablets if they want to succeed there.


    I get where you are coming from. A few years ago the MSI laptops had a number of faults like their case and keyboard. Today I would say those faults are non-existent as there has been major changes in the hardware offered by MSI in several areas.
    To me what makes them the best in regards to laptops is the 1620 resolution displays, steel series keyboard, and usually the best performance in a given price bracket. MSI also typically does not pair its laptops with poor configurations to make it in a certain price point. I can usually trust that I don't have to buy some replacement parts to make parts of the configuration more feasible. They also do some more unusual things like the SSD setup on a number of their laptop offerings.
    On the Tablets, the W20 just looks amazing. They didn't get on the Intel Atom bandwagon to release an x86 tablet which tells me they are dedicated in not putting out junk.
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    Bloob , January 1, 2014 6:56 AM
    So late, but still very welcome!
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    greghome , January 1, 2014 7:10 AM
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    I think there is little doubt that MSI right now has the best laptops and tablets on the market. The only real problem is finding them. The MSI W20 was revealed months ago, but is still no where to be found in the marketplace.



    MSI is barely making any impact in most major markets with their tablets.
    IMO, the largest Tablet brands aside from Apple and Samsung are Asus and lenovo.

    If you've seen their Primo lineup of Tablets, you will know how disappointing MSI is in the tablet space compared to Asus' Memopad, Fonepad lineup and Lenovo's A and B series tablets.
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    photonboy , January 1, 2014 1:01 PM
    I don't get the point of a 24" laptop for gaming. It's not practical as a laptop which makes it a desktop replacement that you are unlikely to move but which will COST far more than a desktop and be harder/impossible to upgrade or even fix easily in the future.
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    Black Light , January 2, 2014 5:33 AM
    I hope they launch a touch screen version of the G70 Stealth (Worlds Thinnest) gaming laptop. What are my chances?