Nvidia's New Mobile GPUs Hit Acer, MSI, Razer (And More) Gaming Notebooks (Updated)

Nvidia announced its latest mobile GPUs, the GeForce GTX 960M and 950M, and predictably, a long list of updated notebooks from various OEMs are now available with the new chips.

Peripheral and laptop maker Razer announced that it has updated the Razer Blade Pro laptop with the 960M and 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The gaming laptop also offers an SSD with a capacity of up to 512 GB and a hard drive with a capacity of up to 1 TB.

The Razer Blade Pro includes a 17.3-inch LED-lit anti-glare screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Powering this screen is a quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ (2.6 GHz / 3.6 GHz) processor with Hyper Threading and 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3L-1600 MHz memory.

The updated laptop also provides three storage options: a 128 GB SSD with a 500 GB HDD, a 256 GB SSD with a 500 GB HDD, and a 512 GB SSD with a 1 TB HDD. Additional ingredients include three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4a output, Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, gigabit Ethernet, a 2MP webcam, an adjustable backlit anti-ghosting keyboard, stereo speakers and more.

The starting price of this gaming laptop is a whopping $2,299.99.

Meanwhile, MSI announced that it has added Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960M, 950M and 940M GPUs to select AIOs and gaming notebooks. These include the company's Gaming 24GE AIOs, the GE60/GE70 Apache and the GP60/GP70 Leopard series of gaming laptops. They're also outfitted with Nahimic audio performance technology, which provides virtual 7.1 high definition sound.

"Nahimic technology highlights even the smallest sounds, intensifies gameplay by boosting bass, and reduces noise for optimum in-game voice clarity and comprehension," the company's press release explained. "It also features an HD Audio Recorder to easily capture studio quality audio through a single click. Current users of GE72 Apache and GE62 Apache gaming laptops can download the Nahimic audio driver and software from MSI's website."

A list of eight SKUs show that the new Gaming 24GE line of AIOs range from $1,299.99 to $1,999.99 in price. The cheapest AIO, the 2QE-016US, will be available sometime this month sporting an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (2.6 GHz, 3.6 GHz), a 23.6 inch LED-lit Full HD anti-glare screen, 12 GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 2MP webcam and a 3-in-1 card reader. Also included will be HDMI input, HDMI output, four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port and more.

As for the most expensive model, the 2QE-4K-001US, this AIO PC will hit the streets in April sporting a 23.6 inch anti-glare screen with wide viewing angles and a 3840 x 2160 resolution. This AIO will also include an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (2.6 GHz, 3.6 GHz), 16 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, a 128 GB mSATA SSD and a 2 TB 5400 RPM hard drive. Additional features will include Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, built-in 5 watt speakers, two HDMI output ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 ports and more.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro

Acer has also jumped on Nvidia's new bandwagon by installing the GeForce GTX 960M GPU in select models of the Aspire V15 Nitro and the Aspire V17 laptops. As shown below, there are five SKUs in the 15.6-inch series and three SKUs in the 17.3-inch series that are receiving the GTX 960M treatment.

A list of specifications show that the VN7-791G-79RV includes a quad-core Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (2.60 GHz), 16 GB of DDR3L RAM (2 memory slots), an SD card reader, a 1 TB hard drive and a 256 GB SSD. Additional hardware specs include a 3D camera, Wireless AC and gigabit Ethernet networking, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output and a 3-cell 4450 mAh Lithium Ion battery. This laptop has a price tag of $1,499.99.

Another example is the VN7-591G-729V, which sports a 15.6-inch IPS screen with an Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution. Other ingredients include an Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad core processor (2.6 GHz / 3.6 GHz), 16 GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory, a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive.

There's also an HD webcam, Wireless AC and gigabit Ethernet networking, Bluetooth 4.0, three USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, a 3-cell 4605 mAh Lithium Ion battery and more. The cost of this laptop is $1,549.99.

We expect more announcements to be made today, so keep an eye out for updates to this article right here.

UPDATE: March 12, 2015, 12:40pm PST: Updated with new information about MSI's AIO PCs.

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