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Get $20 to $100 off from these select HP, Lenovo, and MSI laptops

Get $20 to $100 off from these select HP, Lenovo, and MSI laptops

Our coupon codes will trim a bit off these popular models when ordered from the online retailer Computer Upgrade King. Our list will only expand as more systems are launched and reviewed. CUKUSA is a partner for a number of notebo...
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200....
Comparison of MSI laptop motherboards

A comparison of MSI laptop motherboards

Next to Clevo barebones, notebooks from MSI are some of the easiest to disassemble and upgrade. We've collected a series of motherboard images from our own collection to show how the MSI G Series has evolved over the years from th...
MSI GL63 8RC (i5-8300H, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

81% MSI GL63 8RC (i5-8300H, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Excellent for the price. At only $900 USD, the entry-level MSI GL63 is able to play most if not all modern titles at 1080p with some tweaked settings for smoother frame rates. The stereo speakers are surprisingly decent and fan noise is relatively low for such an inexpensive gaming machine.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046 (i7-8750H, GTX 1080, FHD) Laptop Review

87% MSI GT63 Titan 8RG-046 (i7-8750H, GTX 1080, FHD) Laptop Review

Six Cores the Richer. Aesthetically, not much has changed with the GT63 since its predecessor nearly two years ago. But the upgrades to a Core i7-8750H and GTX 1080 are promising by themselves… do they live up to expectations?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.92 g
MSI GV62 8RE (i5-8300H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

82% MSI GV62 8RE (i5-8300H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

New engine, same body. MSI brings Coffee Lake to their entry-level GV62 line. While the new Intel CPU is a breath of fresh air, it is the only real change to the machine since last year. Buggy system behavior and a cheap plastic case keep the GV62 8RE from being little more than white noise.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

82% MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

No-frills gaming. The GP63 Leopard is MSI's update of the long-lasting GP62 series. Our review laptop pairs mid-range GTX 1060 graphics with Intel's new hexa-core Coffee Lake-H CPU. How some internal design changes and the new hardware affect the performance is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI GE73 8RF

86% MSI GE73 8RF Raider RGB (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Light organ. MSI equips the GE73 8RF with a hexa-core Coffee Lake-series processor, which provides a significant increase in performance over its predecessor. The notebook smoothly runs all current computer games on its responsive 120-Hz TN panel (Full-HD).
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
MSI PL62 (i5-7300HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

78% MSI PL62 (i5-7300HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

Saved on the display. While MSI is mainly known for its gaming notebooks, it also offers very affordable entry-level and multimedia notebooks. The MSI PL62 has to prove in our test that an affordable price does not automatically mean a low performance.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI Prestige PS42 is the 14-inch version of the GS65 (Source: MSI)

Computex 2018 | MSI Prestige PS42 is the 14-inch version of the GS65

The 14-inch PS42 ships with Intel U-class CPUs and a GeForce MX150 GPU in an aluminum chassis very similar to that of the 15.6-inch GS65. The design could potentially lead to a proper successor for the old GS43 Shadow since the tw...
MSI Trident PC gets bigger and badder with the Trident A (Source: MSI)

Computex 2018 | MSI Trident PC gets bigger and badder with the Trident A

The Trident A is nearly three times larger than the existing Trident 3 with more lights, sharper corners, stronger cooling, and Intel 8th gen CPUs. Those hoping for a "Trident 4" will be disappointed to find out that there is stil...
The two new gaming laptops will be on display at Computex 2018. (Source: MSI)

Computex 2018 | MSI unveils high-end GT75 Titan 8RG and GE73 Raider RGB gaming laptops

MSI decided to announce its high-end 17-inch GT75 Titan 8RG and mid-high GE73 Raider RGB right before Computex 2018, and the two models will be on display in Taipei. The GE73 Raider RGB comes with Intel Core i7 hexa-core CPUs and ...
The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels (Source: MSI)

The MSI Pro 24X AiO boasts a super-thin design with narrow bezels

MSI wants to bring style to the seemingly stale world of business PCs with its latest AiO. The 23.6-inch Pro 24X has bezels just 2.2 mm narrow and a thickness of only 6.5 mm along the top. Internally, however, it's a bit disappoin...
The Core i7-8750H in the MSI GS65 is slightly slower than in the Asus Zephyrus M GM501 (Image source: MSI)

The Core i7-8750H in the MSI GS65 is slightly slower than in the Asus Zephyrus M GM501

Throttling behavior has improved over the MSI GS63, but that is only because initial clock rates are lower than what the Core i7-8750H CPU is capable of when compared to the same CPU in the latest Zephyrus or Aero. Multi-thread pe...
MSI GT75 8RG Titan

87% MSI GT75 8RG Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Gaming Colossus. The GT75 8RG Titan marks MSI’s relaunch of its most powerful and massive 17-inch notebook. The desktop replacement includes a hexa-core CPU, a 120 Hz display and NVIDIA’s fastest mobile GPU to fit its high-end billing. We will be putting this gaming newcomer up against the toughest of competitors.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.6 kg
MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin

86% MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review

All-out attack. With the GS65, MSI has released an uncompromising opponent to the Gigabyte Aero 15X. The GS65 is a 15-inch gaming notebook that impresses us with its combination of outstanding hardware housed in an ultra-thin and lightweight case, just like its main competitor. Who will win out in this battle between gaming notebooks?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Buying the Combat Crate will save you almost US$40 as opposed to buying the components separately. (Source: Amazon)

AMD launches the 'Combat Crate' bundle for CPU/GPU/chipset discount

AMD has coupled first-generation Ryzen CPUs along with an MSI variant of Radeon RX 580 GPU and a compatible MSI motherboard in a bundle named 'Combat Crate'. The combat crates target gamers by providing them with the essentials fo...
MSI retrofits Vortex G25 PC with Quadro GPUs, calls it the Vortex W25 (Source: MSI)

MSI retrofits Vortex G25 PC with Quadro GPUs, calls it the Vortex W25

The Vortex W25 will be one of the smallest and fastest workstation SFF PCs with 16 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. MSI calls it the ideal solution for high-end 3D or VR tasks as the small unit can be VESA mounted behind monitors and be disassem...
MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Core CPUs (Source: MSI)

MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Xeon Core CPUs

The news comes just two weeks after the reveal of Coffee Lake-H. All models will utilize the same chassis as their respective G-Series equivalent with new fingerprint readers, vPro options, and SmartCard reader depending on the fa...
The MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard. (Source: MSI)

MSI has a slew of new X470 boards lined up for the AMD Ryzen 2 platform

In the wake of AMD making its Ryzen 2 platform official, MSI has released new motherboards based on the new X470 chipset. Features common to all these boards include support for two M.2 slots with support for PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, fou...
The bulky chassis accommodates an advanced cooling system for the overclockable i9 hexa-core CPU and SLI GPUs. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces GT75 Titan DTR gaming laptops with Core i9 Coffee Lake-H CPUs

The refreshed G75 Titan gaming laptops are the only MSI series to pack the high-end i9 hexa-core mobility CPUs. The rather bulky chassis feature large intakes/exhausts and gamers can choose among several configurations that can in...
Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' Performance Comparison: A worthy upgrade from 'Kaby Lake'?

Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' Performance Comparison: A worthy upgrade from 'Kaby Lake'?

The 8th generation 'Coffee Lake-H' chips for enthusiast notebooks are finally here. Intel is doing all it can to woo the masses back from AMD Ryzen by increasing core counts and boosting clocks. This generation also sees the rebranding of the Core i7-HK series as the 'Core i9'. Intel naturally claims significant improvements over the 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' but does it actually hold true? What do the new CPUs mean for the mobile enthusiast? Our preliminary review of new 'Coffee Lake-H' Core i7-8750H-powered notebooks tells what's improved and what's not. We also list out some of the notebooks that will debut this Spring sporting the new chips.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The MSI GS65 is finally bringing narrow bezels to the gaming notebook world (Image source: Own)

The MSI GS65 is finally bringing narrow bezels to notebook gamers

The bezels of the brand-new design are just 4.9 mm thick on three sides for a high 82 percent screen-to-body ratio. MSI is promising the thinnest bezels ever on a 15.6-inch gaming notebook for a final chassis size close to that of...
MSI RX 570 Armor MK2. (Source: Videocardz)

MSI planning new RX 570 and RX 580 Armor MK2 cards

MSI is planning to release new cards based on the AMD Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 GPUs. Not much is known about the new cards apart from the fact that they come with a new color scheme and improvements to the cooling system.
The W25 chassis is actually a laptop case modified to fit desktop-grade CPUs and GPUs. (Source: Anandtech)

CES 2018 | MSI's Vortex W25 is one of the slimmest workstation PCs around

MSI will launch this year the workstation variant of its G25 gaming compact PC. The W25 will feature gen 8 Core or Xeon CPUs, Nvidia Quadro GPUs, up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, HDD+NVMe combos and VR-ready compliance.
Eurocom will take your old Alienware or MSI notebook for 25 percent off your next purchase (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom will take your old Alienware or MSI notebook for 25 percent off your next purchase

That old Alienware laptop with GeForce GT 555M graphics buried in the closet could help cut $1000 USD or more off the purchase of your next Eurocom system.
MSI GT75VR to ship with Killer Wireless-AC 1550, Trident 3 gets Coffee Lake and GTX 1080 upgrades (Source: MSI)

CES 2018 | MSI GT75VR to ship with Killer Wireless-AC 1550, Trident 3 gets Coffee Lake and GTX 1080 upgrades

Some of MSI's more popular models are getting slight SKU updates this year including wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbps.
The 10 Best Gaming Laptops for Late 2017

The 10 Best Gaming Laptops for Late 2017

Defeat your opponents on the go. Is it time to upgrade to a new gaming laptop for the holiday season? Here are the top 10 gaming notebooks from our database and our picks for the top in each category.
All the premium features on the GT83VR Titan add up to a total weight of 12 lbs. (Source: MSI)

Deal | Amazon offers 33% discount on the MSI GT83VR Titan gaming laptop with GTX 1070 SLI setup

The MSI GT83VR Titan is not your usual gaming laptop. It packs all sorts of premium features like the unlocked gen 6 i7-6820HK CPU coupled with 64 GB DRR4-2400 RAM, two 256 GB NVMe SSDs + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD storage combo, 18.4-inch...
MSI GF62VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 60 Hz) Laptop Review

80% MSI GF62VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 60 Hz) Laptop Review

Priced to perform. The MSI GF62VR packs a punch for not a lot of change. However, users will have to deal with a fairly low quality screen and a cheaper plastic build quality. Are these tradeoffs worth the savings?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Daring to be imperfect. What, a TN panel in an $1800 gaming notebook? Yes, MSI has done it again and prioritized 120-Hz and quick response times. If you can work with this, you will probably be happy to overlook the few problems this otherwise well-made notebook has. Only one of MSI's decisions is rather questionable.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The gen 7 ULV CPUs powering the Cubi 3 Silent S integrate the HD Graphics 620 iGPUs. (Source: MSI)

MSI introduces fanless Cubi 3 Silent S mini PCs with gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPUs

The gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPU powering the new Cubi 3 Silent S fanless mini PCs seem to be restricted to the 15 W TDP versions. They integrate the HD Graphics iGPU, and are coupled with as much as 32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. Storage solu...
MSI GF72VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 120 Hz) Laptop Review

82% MSI GF72VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 120 Hz) Laptop Review

Blown away? MSI is once again introducing another line of gaming notebooks aimed at the consumer market. The new GF72VR brings a high refresh rate display and sheds the optical drive but changes little else. Do these changes leave us breathless, or is the GF72VR full of hot air.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Here comes some color! The MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider offers very good gaming performance at a weight below 3 kg (~6.6 lb). The 17-inch laptop masters even long gaming sessions. Whether there are weaknesses and if so where, you can find out in our review with a multitude of benchmarks.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
MSI Optix AG32R Freesync Monitor. (Source: MSI)

Curved 32-inch 165 Hz Freesync gaming monitor with 1 ms response time from MSI

MSI have released their new Optix AG32C, with high-end features and AMD Freesync technology for reduced screen tearing.
MSI Vortex G25 will be one of the first mini PCs to ship with Intel Coffee Lake

MSI Vortex G25 will be one of the first mini PCs to ship with Intel Coffee Lake

GPU options range from the GTX 1060 up to the GTX 1070 with the hexa-core Core i7-8700 as standard.
MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

86% MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Max-Q goes to work. MSI's updated WS63VR 7RL brings Nvidia's new Max-Q design to the GPU giant's Quadro line. How well does the Max-Q philosophy benefit a powerful professional-grade graphics card, especially with regards to heat and power management?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
MSI claims the new GS63VR/73VR Stealth Pro models are the world's slimmest and lightest VR-ready laptops. (Source: MSI)

MSI's new GS63VR/73VR Stealth Pro are the slimmest VR-ready gaming notebooks around

The new GS63VR/73VR Stealth Pro VR-ready gaming laptops are powered by the latest Intel gen 7 Core i7 CPUs and the GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 (Max-Q) GPU. MSI claims these are the slimmest and lightest VR-ready gaming laptops out there, ...
MSI launches GT75VR Titan gaming notebook in Europe for 2800 Euros

Gamescom 2017 | MSI launches GT75VR Titan gaming notebook in Europe for 2800 Euros

MSI's fattest and most powerful 17-inch gaming notebook yet is 58 mm thick and 4.6 kg heavy with up to an unlocked Core i7-7820HK and overclockable GTX 1080 GPU.
Comparison: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

Comparison: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 vs NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

NVIDIA has distilled their Pascal architecture to the entry level GT 1030 aka the MX 150 claiming a sizable performance increase over the previous generation. We do a short comparison by pitting the MX150 against the previous generation Maxwell-based 940MX to see how the new chip benefits entry-level gamers.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.9 kg
MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

87% MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

RGB trip. Although ultra-slim casings are the current trend, MSI presents the GT75VR, a bulky gaming laptop that combines all the advantages and disadvantages of a desktop replacement and relies on a mechanical keyboard with colorful lighting. Our test clarifies whether the total concept is still up-to-date.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.6 kg
The NVMe PCI-e Gen3X4 SSD is one of the special features of the GV62 7RC gaming notebook. (Source: MSI)

MSI introduces the GV62 7RC budget gaming notebook with MX150 GPU

The GV62 7RC will have several variants powered by Intel's I7-7700HQ / i5-7300HQ / i3-711 CPUs and Nvidia's MX150 GPU. The i7-7700HQ variant with 4 GB RAM costs US$749.
The 17.3" display is ideal for immersive gaming and movie watching. (Source: Amazon)

MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-402 is the most affordable 17-inch gaming laptop yet

The new GP72 Leopard Pro-402 is powered by Intel's i7-7700HQ CPU and the GTX 1050 Ti GPU, and it is priced at US$1,126.99, making it the most affordable 17-inch gaming laptop currently on the market.
MSI GP62 7REX (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

80% MSI GP62 7REX (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

Looks familiar… Not a lot has changed with regard to the design of the MSI GP62 notebook over the years—but it’s what’s inside that counts, right? Today’s review unit features a Core i7-7700HQ paired with a GTX 1050 Ti. How does it compare to its peers in the budget gaming category?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH OC Review

MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH OC Review

Dead quiet! In 2016, Nvidia introduced an excellent brand-new Pascal architecture, but so far, only high-end Pascal graphics cards have been available. Recently, the new architecture has started to trickle down into the low-end range of GPUs. And with the GT 1030, a low-end GPU for those of us on a budget is now finally available.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) | 32"
The PL62 combines the power of the high-end 4-core i7-7700HQ CPU with the brand new Nvidia MX150 GPU. (Source: Amazon)

MSI launches $799 gaming laptop with Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce MX150

The MSI PL62 packs the high-end 4-core i7-7700HQ CPU together with Nvidia's latest MX150 GPU, making it the most affordable gaming laptop currently available.
MSI GL72 7RD-028 Laptop (Core i7, Full HD) Review

82% MSI GL72 7RD-028 Laptop (Core i7, Full HD) Review

Nothing new. MSI has given its entry-level 17-inch GL72 a hardware update. The new service package is enough to enjoy Full HD resolution adapted to the current gaming world. However, the device cannot offer any other improvements or innovations.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

A study in what is possible. With the 18-inch GT83VR 7RF, the gaming expert MSI shows what is currently technically possible (in terms of performance) in the notebook segment. Intel's most powerful mobile Kaby Lake processor is accompanied by two Pascal GPUs. However, the price is as extreme as the speed: over 5000 Euros (~$5600) makes the GT83VR 7RF an expensive toy for enthusiasts.
Intel Core i7-7920HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg
MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

Iterative improvement. The GS73VR walks a delicate line between power and portability by packing NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs into a thin chassis late last summer. Now that a Kaby Lake option is available, are Intel's 7th generation chips worth the cost to upgrade the recent redesign of MSI's 17.3-inch thin-and-light?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
The use of large heat-sinks and a 15-watt Kaby Lake CPU mean that the Cubi 3 will provide adequate performance completely silently. (Source: Tek.no)

MSI outs fanless Cubi 3 Kaby Lake powered mini PC

A fanless 15W Kaby Lake-powered mini desktop is a new addition to MSI’s Cubi line of small form-factor PCs.

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