For a couple of years now, MSI’s line of gaming notebooks, the G-Series has been growing from strength to strength, building their brand by improving on the quality of their notebooks and ensuring that they are always up-to-date with the latest gaming technologies out there in the market.
With the recent announcement of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 800M series of notebook GPUs, MSI has seen fit to announce their line-up of 2014 G-series notebooks with a series of gaming notebooks of varying specifications and sizes.
First of which are the MSI GT70 and GT60 Dominator Pro, which are powered by Intel’s 4th Generation Core i7 processor alongside NVIDIA’s brand new GeForce GTX 880M and 870M respectively. The GT70 gets a 17.3-inch Full HD LED backlit display, while the GT60 gets a similarly impressive 15.6-inch panel.
The MSI GS70 Stealth and Stealth Pro meanwhile are similarly powered by an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor and NVIDIA GTX 860M and 870M respectively, both of which come in a 17.3-inch form factor, similar to the GT70 Dominator Pro, only in a much more slim form factor. An interesting thing to note is also the fact that besides the Killer Gaming LAN, the notebooks come equipped with Intel’s new 7260 Wilkins Peak 2 Wi-Fi chipset.
New models that were announced at the event included the MSI GS60 Ghost and Ghost Pro gaming notebooks, which MSI claims is the thinnest and lightest 16 inch gaming notebook in the world, as it measures at under 20mm when closed, and weighs at just under 2.0kg. This is made possible thanks to the Mg-Li alloy that is used to create the GS60’s chassis, which is a material more commonly used in the construction of space-crafts such as rockets and satellites.
This particular notebook is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700Q processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA’s new GTX870M for the Ghost Pro model, and the GTX860M for the standard Ghost model.
That’s not all there is to MSI’s updates to their G-series notebooks, as they’ve also added a few tweaks and soup-ups of their own. One of the more notable ones is the MSI Super RAID 2 feature, which utilizes 3 mSATA drives to achieve read speeds of more than 1,500MB/s, which is available on the higher end MSI GT70 Dominator Pro notebook.
All MSI gaming notebooks are equipped with Steel Series keyboards, and as such, the company has added the Steel Series Engine, together with a feature called Text Macro which allows users to assign macro shortcuts to any key on the keyboard. These shortcuts can include chat messages to keyboard inputs for skill and movement combos.
Perhaps the one single feature that many gamers will look forward to the most is the XSplit Gamecaster, which allows gamers to stream their gameplay live on streaming platforms such as Twitch, or even record videos of these gameplays and upload them to YouTube. The XSplit Gamecaster software will be available on all 2014 models of MSI GT, GS and GE gaming notebooks.
All of MSI’s new 2014 G-series gaming notebooks are already available at authorised retailers nationwide. The MSI GT70 Dominator Pro’s pricetag starts at RM8,999, while the MSI GS70 Stealth and Stealth Pro will cost RM5,599 and RM6,799 respectively. The MSI GS60 Ghost retails for RM5,699 and the GS60 Ghost Pro for RM6,499.