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MSI Ships GS70 Stealth Pro, GS60 Ghost Pro 3K Notebooks

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MSI has four new gaming notebooks.

On Tuesday, MSI Computer Corp launched the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and the GS70 Stealth Pro gaming notebooks. Both are designed for the mobile gamer, packing high-end hardware such as an Intel fourth-generation "Haswell" processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics and Super RAID Technology. Pricing starts at $1,999.99.

"The GS70 Stealth Pro and GS60 Ghost Pro 3K are the epitome of portable gaming notebooks," says Andy Tung, President of MSI Pan America. "We've packed smoking speeds, deadly graphics and amazing customization power into featherlike notebooks that will withstand any challenges during the heat of battle."

There are four laptops in all: the 17.3-inch GS70 Stealth Pro-212, the 17.3-inch GS70 Stealth Pro-210, the 15.6-inch GS60 Ghost Pro 3K-095 and the 15.6-inch Ghost Pro 3K-097. The "Stealth" models feature a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080, whereas the "Ghost" models have a resolution of 2880 x 1620. The Stealth models also sport a GeForce GTX 870M with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, while the Ghost models have the same GPU but only 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

According to the company, these laptops feature a proprietary dual-fan cooling system. The two fans draw in air through vents mounted in the space between the keyboard and screen hinge. The air is then circulated across the motherboard and CPU, and pumped back out through dual vents at a 45 degree angle so that the heat doesn't touch the user's hands.

The company's press release reports that the GS70 Stealth Pro is equipped with the latest Super RAID 2 tech, enabling speeds of over 1,500 MB/s. Meanwhile, the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K is the company's lightest 15-inch laptop thanks to its use of Mg-Li alloy, which is extremely sturdy and light.

The specs for all four notebooks are listed below. Notice that they share some of the same hardware, including the Core i7-4700HQ (2.4-3.4 GHz), Windows 8.1, 16 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz memory, Intel-based Wireless AC connectivity, Dynaudio Tech Speakers, Killer networking and more.

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    Au_equus , May 6, 2014 10:19 AM
    125% more pixels and half the vram? Am I missing something here?
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    khaledegy200 , May 6, 2014 11:35 AM
    Isn't this a gaming laptop? Then why GTX 870m not 880? Even 2 880Ms wouldn't be able to push games at that resolution. BTW can any one please explain to me what is raid 2? i know about 0, 1, 10, 5, and 6 i think, but never heard of 2.
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    jasonelmore , May 6, 2014 12:13 PM
    Wish it was a IPS Panel Glossy or Matte option. Eurocom has a 4K IPS laptop for under $1400
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    nebun , May 6, 2014 12:27 PM
    about time....some nice eye candy for the windows laptop folks
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    archert24 , May 6, 2014 1:11 PM
    Why would they give the one with a 1620p screen less vram than the 1080p?
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    Pedasc , May 6, 2014 1:15 PM
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    Isn't this a gaming laptop? Then why GTX 870m not 880? Even 2 880Ms wouldn't be able to push games at that resolution. BTW can any one please explain to me what is raid 2? i know about 0, 1, 10, 5, and 6 i think, but never heard of 2.


    The standard levels of RAID are 1 through 6 I believe with 10 being an implementation of 1+0. A lot of them are not commonly used and I thought 2 was obsolete and not used at all. They must have improved on it with this new "Super RAID 2".
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    patrick47018 , May 6, 2014 2:06 PM
    I don't know if I'd call it the "epitome of portable gaming notebooks "...
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    soldier44 , May 6, 2014 2:45 PM
    Change the hard drive option to a 512 GB SSD and the 6gb version of the 880m with that 2880 x 1620 res and I'm sold.
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    frank the tank , May 6, 2014 5:31 PM
    Laptop GPUs have just caught up to 1080P and even the 880m might not be able to max out all games. 3K is pointless for a gaming notebook as it will just be too much for the video card to handle (heck for 4K you need 2 DESKTOP flagships to play games (namely 2 780ti's or 2 AMD290X's or a 295X2) notebook cards aren't even close to one of those cards. this is a marketing cash grab if you ask me.
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    MaeClark0318 , May 6, 2014 11:01 PM
    wow~I think not bad..but dont like the price though
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    danwat1234 , May 6, 2014 11:56 PM
    880m is too much GPU for that thin Chassis. Get a GT60 or GT70 to get the 880m GPU.

    LOL, Super Raid 2. I had the same confusion. It's not RAID 2, it's RAID 0, their second version of their RAID board I guess.

    You can always turn down the resolution on the 3K laptop so the games will run smooth.

    Does anyone know if the GS60/GS70 has the subwoofer that the GT60/GT70 has?

    The 3GB vs 6GB of GPU RAM, isn't 3GB enough even for 3K resolutions?
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    Blazer1985 , May 7, 2014 5:58 AM
    As we all agree (since tested multiple times on tomshw) 3gb of video ram is barely enough for 3k gaming but being an 870m you are not going to play 3k with ultra settings and filters enabled anyway...
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    Pedasc , May 7, 2014 6:29 AM
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    LOL, Super Raid 2. I had the same confusion. It's not RAID 2, it's RAID 0, their second version of their RAID board I guess.


    Now that I look at the table closer it says:

    Super RAID 2 (128GB SSD*3 RAID 0)

    and

    Super RAID (128GB SSD*2 RAID 0)

    They just added another disk in RAID 0.