Not very long ago there was a time when having a gaming laptop meant carrying a 2″ thick behemoth. They really weren’t that much more portable than your desktop and they definitely couldn’t be your every day laptop. MSI is looking to change that with the new GS70 and GS60, gaming laptops that you can take anywhere without a hernia.
The series comes in two sizes: the 17.3″ GS70 and the 15.6″ GS60. Here’s the astounding part, the GS70 is under 6 pounds (5.73) and the GS60 is under 4 1/2 (4.32) and they’re jammed full of gaming technology. Processing power is provided by the latest Intel Core i7 CPUs Both rigs features 1920×1080 16:9 full HD screens and the latest Nvidia 8-series graphics. The GS70 features the GeForce GTX 870M while the GS60 gets the less power hungry 860M. Output to displays (up to 4K) is provided by Mini-DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4. All this is cooled by a new ultraslim fan system, which is tuned to provide better cooling and less noise.
The gaming DNA doesn’t stop there. There’s a Dynaudio Tech 2.1 system with 2 drivers installed. The keyboard is in partnership with gaming accessory maker SteelSeries and features multi-color backlight LEDs and anti-ghost technology. They’re powered by a 6-cell 120w battery. I could not find projected battery life.
Next Gen Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebooks Available
Thin and light gaming notebooks now armed with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M/860M Series Graphics
City of Industry, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the ultra-slim, yet powerful GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth gaming notebooks. Now available in 17-inch and 15-inch models, the GS Series offers gamers unmatched gaming power in incredibly thin and light gaming notebooks.
Designed for the serious gamer, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth notebooks deliver next generation graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M/870M Graphics and blazing fast performance with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Killer Gaming Networking. The gaming notebooks also feature a variety of cutting edge components, including SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard, powerful customization options with SteelSeries Engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster.
“The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth answers portable gaming prayers by packing smoking speeds and deadly graphics into featherlike notebooks,” said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. “NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M Series graphics gives the GS Series incredible graphics processing ability, translating into an ultra-realistic and immersive gaming experience.”
The GS60 Ghost, MSI’s latest design in the GS Series, is the lightest 15” notebook to hit the market. It is the first gaming notebook to utilize Mg-Li alloy in its design. Mg-Li alloy is ultra-light and sturdy, delivering supreme build quality for high performance gaming, without the weight.
Powerful Performance in a Form Factor Build
MSI arms the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M and GeForce® GTX 860M respectively, giving them up to 50% faster graphics processing with lower temperatures and energy consumption compared to the previous generation of GPUs.
The GS Series gaming notebooks also deliver an unparalleled sensory experience for multimedia lovers with Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio speakers and MSI’s Audio Boost technology featuring gold-flashed audio ports. All GS Series gaming notebooks are able to output to 4K displays and can connect multiple independent monitors simultaneously using the Matrix Multi-Monitor Display.
MSI’s also managed to increase the amount of storage and speed with the inclusion of Super RAID 2 in the form factor GS70 Stealth Pro notebooks, delivering more than 1500MB/s of read speed with 3 mSATA SSD’s and a 1TB HDD to store all your games and multimedia.
MSI equips the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost with SteelSeries full-color backlight keyboard with Anti-Ghosting capabilities and an in-depth and powerful customization program, the SteelSeries Engine. SteelSeries Engine offers unprecedented personalization by giving gamers the power to personalize playing style with over a billion customization options, program individual keys for unlimited configurations, determine individual key color and lighting patterns, save and share configurations with other gamers, and learn gaming patterns with key usage statistics.
Dual Fan Thermal Cooling – Better Performance, Less Noise
The GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost stay cool with a highly efficient thermal design. Utilizing 2 ultra slim fans, the new GS Series offers better cooling performance and an intelligent air flow design necessary for ultra-slim builds. Fan and temperature control performance have also been improved so that temperatures are reduced much more quickly and with less noise.
MSI’s GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost are available starting at $1,699.99. For more information about the latest generation of GS gaming notebooks, including full specs and high resolution images, please visit www.msimobile.com or usgaming.msi.com.
GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost Full Specs
Founded in 1986, MSI is driven and motivated by customer satisfaction. A worldwide leader in computer components, MSI boasts a state-of-the-art R&D department, an annual production of motherboards and graphic cards reaching the tens of millions and sales in over 120 countries. MSI reaches the consumer and commercial markets with a product lineup that includes notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics. MSI’s slogan, Innovation with Style, represents the company’s core value “Innovation” and “Style” and embodies the company’s pursuit of excellence through quality products, user-friendly designs and cutting-edge technology.