MSI is also no slouch when it comes to peripherals and additional products, aside from their staple motherboards and graphics card.
First up, we have the new Streaming Boost. It is a box that plugs into your PCI-E slot that allows you to easily stream your games using the card. All you have to do is plug it in, and you are good to go. Combine that with the new MSI App Player, you can now easily stream your mobile games hassle free, all from your PC. Streaming boost also allows you to stream at Full HD and in 1080p. Of course, you can still tweak the streaming resolution that suit your needs.
Aside from that, MSI also premiered a product dubbed the GPS. No it does not provide you navigation on roads, but GPS in short means “Gaming Premium Stacker”. It is a headphone holder for you to leave your gaming headset when you are not using it. It also comes packed with a wireless charging base that allows you to charge all your Qi enabled smartphones or devices. Pretty standard stuff, but MSI is upping the ante with the inclusion of Lucky box. With a few tweaks using the provided app, you can have Lucky, MSI’s mascot dancing or gaming in the box while you are dominating the playing field. Aside from having an interact-able Lucky on your table, you can also use it to monitor your system as well. A USB Hub can also be found on the stand, allowing you to plug in more peripherals at the same time.
Another product shown on the floor was the Oculux NXG251 Gaming Monitor. Unlike the MP27CQ, this one is fitted with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, and also comes with a powerful twist. It features a refresh rate of 240 Hz, and also 0.5ms of response time. The monitor utilises a TN Panel, and is also equipped with MSI Mystic light on the back of the monitor, and it can be tweaked to match your other MSI peripherals or components. And as the name suggests, it does come with a 25-inch display on the monitor.
As for laptops, MSI introduced a new laptop that bears the name of PS42. It is worth noting that the PS stands for Prestige. The PS42 comes with the latest Intel 8th Gen processors of up to an i7, fitted with an NVIDIA GeForce M150 2GB GPU, and sports a 14-inch Full HD IPS display. Everything is then fitted onto an ultra-thin 15.9mm body that weighs only 1.19kg! The laptop also features the latest Cooler Boost 3 technology that packs three fans and four heatpipes into the laptop. If you wish, you can also unlock the device with Windows Hello or unlock it with the fingerprint reader that can be found on the device. The laptop is also fitted with a generous amount of ports. A SD Card Reader, two USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 3.1 Type-A, a HDMI port, and also a 3.5 mm audio combo jack. According to MSI, the laptop can last up to 10 hours as well.
Currently, most of the devices that were shown at COMPUTEX 2018 can be expected to release this year, be it in Q3 or Q4. Definitely stay tuned to our coverage of MSI products as we can’t wait to get our hands on them!