MSI hasn’t quite disappointed us yet when it comes to gaming laptops. Their try at the ultrabook market with their prestige series has been quite overwhelming. The problem is we never really associate MSI with ultrabooks or anything that isn’t gaming. But here we are, MSI has launched three new laptops in CES 2019, only two of which are gaming laptops. We also got a new Desktop PC and a CPU case, which we will get into later.
MSI GS75 Stealth
This is a thin and light offering from MSI but with an RTX 2080 (Max-Q) GPU in a 0.75-inch thick aluminum alloy body. To go with the RTX 2080 MSI is hoping that the 8th Gen i7 processor should do the work. We are expecting it to not come with the 8750H but a more beefed up 8850H CPU, but for the time being, we do not know. A 144Hz 17.3-inch display delightfully wraps everything up in a sweet little package.
This just goes to show that powerful gaming laptops don’t need to be thick and bulky. According to MSI “the GS series breaks the stereotype of bulky and heavy gaming laptops, offering an exceptional and portable gaming experience.” They are also planning a refresh to their GS65 laptops with the latest gen processors and GPUs in a 4.19-pound body. This said laptop will follow a traditional 15.6″ display.
MSI has also improved on the thermal solutions for the GS75 Stealth with it’s Cooler Boost Trinity+ fans. This new cooling interpretation is supposedly a lot more efficient. We also do not have any information on the RAM sizes, but we do know this small laptop can fit up to three NVMe SSDs. Unfortunately, MSI hasn’t disclosed the pricing, or availability for the world’s first 17″ thin and light laptop with an RTX 2080 inside.
MSI GE75 Raider
The MSI GE75 Raider might not be as thin and light, but it does come with per-key customizable RGB lighting keyboard. Sure the specs seem great with the RTX 2080 GPU and latest gen i7 processor, but we are getting a lot more styling point with this one. The laptop comes with a reflective diamond cut trim and a red anodized finish. The design patterns have been solely crafted to entice the enthusiasts.
Back to the spec sheet, this also comes with a 17″ panel with fairly thin display bezels. It also gets a really nice set of audio output with Dynaudio. The cooling department also sees improvements, with MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 technology which gets two dedicated fans and seven copper heat pipes. Sadly, we have no information on the laptop’s pricing, configurable specs, and availability.
MSI PS63 Modern
Finally, we have come to a not so powerful laptop, the MSI PS63 modern. It doesn’t share a really any design queues with its siblings above, but it does hold up its own in terms of thickness, and battery life. Firstly, it comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, a GTX 1050 GPU and a 15.6″ display. It’s fairly thin at 0.63-inches, and weights just 1.6Kgs. It also gets a fingerprint reader and a claimed 16-hour battery life with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
MSI’s other product announcements
Other than laptops, MSI also showed us a gaming desktop, the MSI Trident X. This desktop gets Intel’s 9th Gen K series processors and RTX graphics cards, although MSI didn’t specify any. There is also a compact version to continue on their Infinite series compact desktops, dubbed the MSI Infinite S Gaming. They also showed us their new innovative Silent Storm Liquid Cooling System.
Finally, the last product from MSI was the MSI Gungnir 100 PC casing. It’s a gaming PC casing that MSI describes was “inspired by the sharp look and feel of ‘Gungnir’, the legendary spear wielded by the Norse god Odin”. Other than that, we can expect MSI to come up with an MSI version of the just-released RTX 2060.