by Anton Shilov
12/05/2013 | 10:54 PM
MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware components, notebooks as well as various accessories, has unveiled the world’s first laptop designed for gaming that features a pack of hardware designed for gaming as well as a 15.6” display with 2880*1620 resolution, the world’s first for a notebook designed for gamers. Separately, MSI introduced a similar mobile PC aimed at professional users.
MSI GT60 (model 2OD-261US) is based on Intel Core i7-4700MQ “Haswell” central processing unit as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics processing unit. The laptop features 16GB of DDR3L memory as well as 128GB solid-state drive in addition to 1TB hard drive. The notebook is equipped with Killer E2200 wired network adapter as well as Killer N1202 wireless network adapter, both of which are specifically designed for gamers. The full color backlit keyboard of the laptop is also tailored for gaming. The system comes with Dynaudio premium speakers with subwoofer. The most notable thing about the laptop is 15.6” display with 2880*1620 resolution.
While the resolution is lower than that on the Apple MacBook Pro 15.6” with retina display (which features 2880*1800 resolution), the MSI GT60 is the first laptop aimed at gamers with a retina-class screen.
MSI also introduced its newest Adobe Creative Suite 6, AutoDesk and SolidWorks optimized GT60 workstation (model 2OKWS-278US) with 3K display, the GT60 2OKWS-278US. It shares similar technologies with its gaming counterpart, including the latest Intel processor, SteelSeries backlit keyboard and Killer Doubleshot wireless, but is outfitted with an Nvidia Quadro K3100M GPU and a Blu-ray disc burner.
Both the GT60 gaming and GT60 Workstation take advantage of the Matrix Display capability that simultaneously supports up to 3 external displays to create 4 independent displays, transforming it into a multi-tasking desktop replacement. Both notebooks also come with Cooler Boost 2 technology to efficiently lower system temperature and Audio Boost to maximize volume and sound fidelity for your headset.
The GT60 gaming and GT60 Workstation with 3K displays are currently available for $2199.99 and $2799.99 respectively.
“Gamers demand the most out of their systems and are constantly trying to attain a more complete experience, starting from system performance to multimedia effects. The GT60 with 3K graphics immerses the portable gamer into a realm never before experienced. The 3K graphics in our latest workstation gives professionals an edge by increasing efficiency and productivity,” stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI pan-America region.