MSI Intros Industry's First 3K Gaming Notebook

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MSI Computer Corp. has released what it deems as the industry's first 3K gaming notebook, the GT60 2OD-261US. Just in time for the holidays if you have a spare $2,199.99, this laptop sports a 15.6 inch anti-reflective screen with a 2880 x 1620 resolution, backed by a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

"Gamers demand the most out of their systems and are constantly trying to attain a more complete experience, starting from system performance to multimedia effects. The GT60 with 3K graphics immerses the portable gamer into a realm never before experienced," stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI Pan America Region.

According to the specs, the gaming notebook is powered by an Intel Core i7-4700MQ with a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a turbo clock of 3.4 GHz. The notebook also has 16 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, a 128 GB SDD and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. There's also an SD card reader for even more storage.

Rounding out this gaming notebook is Killer E2200 Game Networking for LAN and Bluetooth, Killer N1202 a/b/g/n for wireless networking, a Blu-ray disc reader, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 1.4 output, and a 720p webcam. There's also a SteelSeries full-color programmable backlit keyboard and Dynaudio premium speakers with a subwoofer.

This Windows 8-based laptop measures just 1.77 inches thin and weighs 7.7 pounds.

The company also released an Adobe Creative Suite 6, AutoDesk and SolidWorks optimized workstation with basically the same specs costing a meatier $2,799.99 USD, the GT60 2OKWS-278US. This workstation replaces the GeForce GPU with a Nvidia Quadro K3100M GPU, and replaces the Blue-ray reader with a Blu-ray burner. This Windows 7 Pro-based laptop also provides three USB 3.0 ports like the gaming version, but only one USB 2.0 port. All other specs remain the same.

"The 3K graphics in our latest workstation gives professionals an edge by increasing efficiency and productivity," added Andy Tung. For more information about the 3K gaming laptop, workstation or the entire line of G series notebooks, head here.

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  • kelfen
    I'm curious how the GTX 780m holds up in 3k display in games
  • ncrmro
    I'd really expect this level of hardware to include IEEE 802.11ac in the WiFi card, and really just a large SSD rather than in an additional HDD for space. The difference between an mSATA card and a 2.5" laptop drive is massive. I wish these companies would push there bar up a bit and just stop messing around with legacy products. Thin, fast and light.
  • chuckydb
    An other super high resolution on a small device that lacks the power to make good use of it...