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MSI to launch the GT60, GT70, GE60 and GE70 high-performance laptops

Described by the company as “the ultimate in next generation gaming notebooks”, these new portable computers will come with Ivy Bridge chips and latest NVIDIA GPUs

It feels like it was yesterday, when manufacturers from around the world were showing off their latest products at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. This week we are presumably about to witness the introduction of numerous devices, because another big event, the CeBIT is kicking off tomorrow.  The Taiwanese PC maker Micro-Star International (MSI) will reportedly be among the exhibitors in Germany and claims it will unveil four new powerful notebooks, dubbed GT60GT70GE60 and GE70 that are aimed at gamers. 

According to the outfit, the GT60 and GT70 will be equipped with Full HD (1920-by-1080 pixels) widescreen displays that respectively measure 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch in diagonal. Furthermore, MSI says gaming fans will be provided with one of Intel’s latest generation Quad-Core central processing units (read: Ivy Bridge) and a high-end NVIDIA graphics card that features 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. 

The new G-Series models house two physical drives paired in RAID 0 and 32GB of RAM equally divided among the four available DDR3 RAM slots. In addition, these high-performance portable PCs will supposedly offer a “starfighter-inspired” design, USB 3.0 connectivity, MSI’s TDE overclocking technology, THX TruStudio Pro smart wrap around sound (by Dynaudio) and Intel’s WiDi for viewing Full HD content on an external HDTV minus the wires. 

The manufacturer has also announced in a press release that the GT60 and GT70 laptops will ship with a “professional-grade” SteelSeries keyboard and a Bigfoot Gaming LAN. The latter apparently gives you “blazing online transmission speeds” of up to 16 times faster than other LAN cards. As for the illuminated gaming keyboard, it reportedly enables users to choose among five backlighting scenarios: Normal, Gaming, Dual Color, Breathing, and Wave and seven different colors (1,000 variations). 

The other two models, the 15.6-inch GE60 and the 17.3-inch GE70 that MSI plans to demonstrate at this year’s CeBIT, deliver pretty much the same base configurations. They will, however, be available in a translucentscratch-resistant metal chassis (which is apparently still “starfighter-inspired”). 

We will have more detailed information once the show is officially underway.  



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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-03- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)