Updated | New video of mystery device from Nvidia, Asus, and MSI released - points to GeForce GTX 16-series gaming laptops
Update April 20: It seems Lenovo is also in on the act, with the same video being retweeted on the Twitter account for Lenovo Legion.
Nvidia, Asus, and MSI have teased a bit more of the mysterious device we recently reported on, and it seems clear now that the machine in question is a gaming laptop. Gone are the ideas of a foldable tablet, dual-display laptop and other notions dreamed up by curious Twitter users. There’s a display, there’s a hinge opening, there’s a keyboard – it’s a gaming laptop.
However, just because this detail has been revealed, it does not mean the laptop has lost its mystique. Firstly, there’s the interesting collaboration between Nvidia, Asus, and MSI over this particular product series. The computer in the video still looks incredibly thin too, with the keys on the keyboard looking like they have the minimal travel possible.
The clip is accompanied by the words “they’re coming,” so logic points at new gaming laptops from MSI and Asus that feature Nvidia GPUs. Fortunately, a Twitter user with keen observation skills has noticed a giveaway in the clip: After the blue and green lights have passed over the keyboard and the white backlighting is initiated, you can just see the keys for the numbers “6” and then “1” light up in tell-tale green. This clue definitely points to Nvidia GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs for thin gaming laptops.
There have been numerous leaks in regard to mobile variants of the GeForce GTX 16 series. The lineup currently consists of desktop models of the GeForce GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti. The upcoming GTX 1650 graphics card will soon join them. But mobile versions of these cards are still missing; so it’s possible this new teaser clip is heralding the upcoming arrival of GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 mobile chips plus maybe even their respective Ti variants.
There has been plenty of talk about gaming laptops sporting 9th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Core CPUs in combination with Turing-based GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs recently. Acer is getting in on the action, and it is no surprise to see MSI and Asus joining Nvidia in this particular venture. Now we just need to learn how these OEMs are planning on efficiently cooling this beautiful and slender laptop that features in the teaser.