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Ooh, Pretty: MSI Intros Limited Edition Golden GS60 Ghost

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MSI and Newegg have teamed up to exclusively offer the GS60 Ghost series of limited-edition gaming laptops. Currently, this line includes the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and the GS60 Ghost, both of which have 15.6-inch screens. The 3K model has a resolution of 2880 x 1620, whereas the other model sports a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

According to a list of specifications, the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K consists of an Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor (2.5 GHz, 3.4 GHz), 16 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory (8 GB x 2), two 128 GB SSDs in RAID 0 and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive.

As for the GS60 Ghost, it sports a Core i7-4700HQ processor (2.4 GHZ, 3.4 GHz), 12 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory (8 GB + 4 GB), a 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD and a 1 TB 7200 RPM drive.

That is where the differences end. The specifications reveal that both of these gaming laptops include Nvidia's GeForce GTX 870M GPU with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Also thrown into the mix is Killer E200 game networking, four Dynaudio Tech speakers and one subwoofer, three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4 output and an SD card reader.

Other features provided in both models include a Full HD webcam, dual-band Wireless AC connectivity, a 6-cell battery, a SteelSeries keyboard with full-color backlighting and dual slim fans to keep the innards cool. These laptops weigh 4.36 pounds and measures 0.78 inches thin.

"Our Golden GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks are designed for mobile gamers wishing to obliterate the opponent in class," says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. "The gold exterior will turn heads, the svelte design will amaze, and the combination of smoking speeds, deadly graphics and amazing customization power will render anybody speechless."

Obviously one of the big selling points here is the decision to go with a pretty golden chassis. This should be perfect for James Bond fans, or those who want to trick their friends into thinking they're financially loaded. This special edition model is definitely an eye-catcher; let's just hope it doesn't attract the wrong attention.

As of this writing, these two laptops haven't appeared on Newegg. When available, the golden GS60 Ghost Pro 3K will cost $2,199.99 and the GS60 Ghost will cost $1,899.99. Additional "Ghost" notebooks can be found on Newegg here.

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    TomTom111 , August 14, 2014 12:27 PM
    Now that's a laptop!
    And entry for under $2,000? Not bad!
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    Merry_Blind , August 14, 2014 12:36 PM
    How are the speakers on this laptop? It looks promising with its 4.1 speakers!
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    deftonian , August 14, 2014 1:52 PM
    Am I the only one who thinks that it looks bad aesthetically? Maybe if it was a metallic champagne, but to me this looks dated. However, the hardware it packs isn't so I'm only saying I wouldn't buy it because the aesthetics.
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    bemused_fred , August 14, 2014 2:33 PM
    Now comes with a free flashing Neon sign that says "PLEASE MUG ME, I HAVE TOO MUCH DISPOSABLE INCOME!"
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    cTs Corvette , August 14, 2014 3:01 PM
    Quote:
    Now comes with a free flashing Neon sign that says "PLEASE MUG ME, I HAVE TOO MUCH DISPOSABLE INCOME!"


    I don't see an apple on the back of it. :p 
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    hoofhearted , August 14, 2014 3:27 PM
    Finally something to match my teeth
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    soldier44 , August 14, 2014 5:12 PM
    Like the 2880 x 1620 option nice to see gaming laptops break the 1080p barrier finally.
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    the_kronicle , August 14, 2014 5:51 PM
    The MSI website says the gs60 ghost comes with an 860M :/  is the MSI site wrong?
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    Joao Ribeiro , August 14, 2014 6:22 PM
    2 SSD's in RAID0 this is beautiful perfection
    I do not give a rats ass how it looks! I love what's "under the hood" :) 
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    falchard , August 14, 2014 7:17 PM
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    The MSI website says the gs60 ghost comes with an 860M :/  is the MSI site wrong?

    The GS60 comes with a range of GPUs to select. When you are buying from Newegg you can pick the exact configuration.
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    c123456 , August 15, 2014 5:16 AM
    I'm sorry, but the computer looks ridiculous. I could only imagine the screen glare the actual body of the keyboard would produce itself.
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    Au_equus , August 15, 2014 5:48 AM
    Several 870M containing laptops start at $1200-1300. A $600 premium for a 128gb ssd and gold chassis? No thanks.
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    Steveymoo , August 15, 2014 7:24 AM
    Gross. Why would anyone buy this in gold? Maybe if you're from Dubai. System still kicks ass though, I've been eyeing this up - but only in black.
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    falchard , August 15, 2014 6:27 PM
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    Several 870M containing laptops start at $1200-1300. A $600 premium for a 128gb ssd and gold chassis? No thanks.

    3k monitor, Steelseries keyboard, Core i7 mobile CPU, Killer NIC, and mismatched memory.
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