Mere hours after Nvidia’s brand new GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs for notebooks were made official, MSI has announced its latest lineup of very, very powerful gaming laptops right here in Taiwan. As expected, it is essentially a refresh of the company’s lineup of gaming laptops, including the high-end GT83/73 series, the slim and light GS series, as well as the GT72/62 and the more affordable GE lineup.
Among the laptops MSI has announced today, the GT83VR is by far the most impressive of the lot. It is packed with not one, but two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or 1070 GPUs, making it arguably the most powerful gaming laptop in the market at the moment. Aside from that, the GT83VR also features a Skylake-based Intel Core i7 processor, an 18.4-inch FHD display, up to a whopping 64GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as a fast PCIe M.2 SSD. Naturally, the Cherry MX mechanical keyboard of its predecessor is also present on the GT83VR.
The GT73VR, on the other hand, features two GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs or a single GTX 1080/1070 GPU. While this laptop isn’t as powerful as the GT83VR, it does pack an impressive 17.3-inch Full HD display with 120Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time. Alternatively, the GT73VR can also be configured with a 4K IPS display along with a sixth generation Core i7 processor, up to 64GB of RAM and a PCIe-based SSD.
And then there is the GS series, which consists of the GS73VR, GS63VR as well as the small and compact GS43VR. All three of these slim and light gaming laptop are packed with a GTX 1060 GPU, which is plenty powerful to run modern games well. The GS73VR – as its name suggests – has a 17.3-inch display, the GS63VR a 15.6-inch display, and a 14-inch display on the GS43VR. These laptops – aside from the GS43VR, which only has a 1080p display option – come with a Full HD or a 4K IPS display. They also have Skylake Core i7 processors, up to 32GB of RAM, as well as a HDD and SSD configuration.
Also unveiled at today’s event is the GT72/62 and the more affordable GE series of gaming laptops. The GT72VR and GT62VR come with a GTX 1070 or 1060 GPU along with a FHD or 4K display – the GT72VR also has a variant with a 17.3-inch FHD 120Hz display, much like the GT73VR. Naturally, both of these laptops come with Skylake Core i7 processors, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as a HDD and SSD configuration.
As for the most affordable GE series – which consists of the GE72 and GE62 laptops – they come with a GTX 1060 GPU, a sixth generation Core i7 processor paired with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, two choices of display resolution (4K or 1080p), as well as two drives: a conventional hard disk drive and a PCIe-based SSD.
At the time of this writing, MSI has not revealed the Malaysian availability of these laptops yet. However, in tandem with this Taiwan launch, MSI Malaysia also has a local event planned. We expect the company to reveal the retail prices and availability of these powerful gaming laptops at the event.