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MSI Officially Announces GP70 and GP60 Gaming Notebooks

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MSI has two new gaming rigs to show off.

MSI today announced two brand new gaming notebooks, the GP60 and GP70. Both boast SteelSeries gaming keyboards, Nvidia's GeForce GT 740M discrete graphics, Intel's 4th generation Haswell CPUs, and weigh under three kilos each. 

 

The GP60 is the lighter of the two, weighing 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs), and features a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 anti-glare display, a 4th generation Core i5 or i7 CPU, up to 16 GB of RAM, GeForce GT 740M graphics (with 2 GB DDR3), a single or hybrid HDD (24 GB + 1 TB), a BD drive, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, SD (XC/DC), VGA, HDMI, Gb LAN, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, dual channel speakers, a 30 fps 720p webcam, and a 6-cell Li-Ion battery.

The GP70 (pictured above) shares many of the same specs as the GP60, but is a bit larger. Packing a massive 17.3-inch 1600 x 900 anti-glare display, a 4th generation Core i5 or i7 CPU, up to 16 GB of RAM, GeForce GT 740M graphics (with 2 GB DDR3), a single or hybrid HDD (24 GB + 1 TB), BD drive, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, SD (XC/DC), VGA, HDMI, Gb LAN, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, dual channel speakers, a 30 fps 720p webcam, and a 6-cell Li-Ion battery.

MSI didn't offer any specifics regarding pricing and availability, but we'll keep you posted.

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    w8gaming , August 29, 2013 4:19 PM
    Hmm MSI normally offer FHD gaming laptop. This seems to be a downgrade from usual offering. At least this has normal mouse buttons, unlike most of the laptops from other vendors now.
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    The Indomitable , August 29, 2013 5:04 PM
    Specs are a little disappointing to be honest. Unless these are under $1000, not worth.
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    Anonymous , August 29, 2013 5:32 PM
    Only real gaming laptops come from Eurocom hands down.
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    w8gaming , August 29, 2013 6:27 PM
    Quote:
    Specs are a little disappointing to be honest. Unless these are under $1000, not worth.


    Agree. This has to be way below $1000. Lenovo has way better IdeaPad that is sold at $800.
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    soldier44 , August 29, 2013 7:04 PM
    Anything less than 1920 x 1080p res on a so called gaming lap is unacceptable these days.
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    falchard , August 29, 2013 7:17 PM
    Judging from MSIs price points in the market, I would say these are around $700 to $800. The GPU is garbage. It has not need for 2GB with only one screen and its only DDR3 which is slower.
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    cats_Paw , August 30, 2013 12:17 AM
    These seem like budget gaming laptops.
    I had one of those from MSI a while back with a 4670 radeon and I liked it quite a lot.
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    danwat1234 , August 30, 2013 11:41 AM
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    Only real gaming laptops come from Eurocom hands down.


    MSI's GT60-2od and GT70-2od laptops are quite powerful and comes with a 12 volt cooling fan

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    Robert Ostrowski , August 30, 2013 4:39 PM
    um seriously? whats with the 2003 resolutions? I thought 1080p was the low limit now a days.