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Computex 2019 | MSI GP65 and GP75 will bring narrow bezels, RTX graphics, and per-key RGB lighting to the affordable series

MSI GP65 and GP75 will bring narrow bezels and GeForce RTX graphics to the affordable series
MSI GP65 and GP75 will bring narrow bezels and GeForce RTX graphics to the affordable series
Flagship features are beginning to waterfall to entry-level models. MSI's budget-friendly GP series will be getting an overhaul both inside and out for a leaner look and a more advanced set of options.

Unlike the higher-end GE or GT series, the MSI GP series is home to more affordable budget offerings. While last year's 15.6-inch GP63 and 17.3-inch GP72 proved to be capable gaming machines, there was no doubt that they sorely needed a refresh especially with their thick bezels in this day and age of sleek narrow-bezel designs. The upcoming GP65 and GP75 will address this concern while updating the internals to gen 9 Core i7 CPUs and RTX graphics up to the RTX 2060.

Both the GP65 and GP75 will share a similar design language with a metallic visual style to give a higher-end first impression. In reality, however, the chassis will still be ABS plastic in contrast to the aluminum GS or GT series in order to keep costs low.

The biggest improvement, of course, are indubitably the narrow bezels for a much smaller form factor than before. The GP75 in particular is 19.7 percent smaller in volume than the outgoing GP72 while offering new auxiliary options like a 144 Hz display and per-key RGB lighting to replace the previous 120 Hz and quad-zone RGB lighting on the previous iteration. Such features used to be exclusive to flagship gaming laptops just two years ago.

We fully expect the new GP65 and GP75 systems to launch in the next few months at the latest. The series competes directly with other budget gaming laptops including the Asus TUF FX505, TUF FX705, Lenovo Legion Y740, and the Acer Nitro 5.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-28 (Update: 2019-05-28)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.