Today, MSI unveiled two new additions to its GS line of gaming laptops: the GS70 Stealth and the GS60 Ghost. At 17.3 and 15.6 inches respectively, the company claims they're the thinnest and most portable gaming laptops in their class.
Gaming laptops are often referred to as "mobile desktops" because of their processing power and graphical capabilities. Unfortunately, the actual mobility of these titanic machines has always been limited by their sheer size and heft—some weigh in at almost 10 pounds.
MSI aims to remedy many gamers' aching backs and massive packs by delivering the power of a gaming laptop zipped up in the portable chassis of something more like an ultrabook.
Starting at an MSRP of $1,899, the GS70 Stealth comes standard with Intel's 4th-gen Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of hard drive space, and Nvidia's cutting-edge GeForce GTX 870M GPU—yet it only weighs 5.73 pounds. The 17.3-inch screen features a non-reflective finish to preserve picture quality in all kinds of lighting conditions.
Aiming for maximum portability, the 15.6-inch GS60 Ghost measures less than an inch thick when closed, and weighs only 4.32 pounds. Despite its small profile, the Ghost (MSRP $1,699 or $1,799, depending on specs) is still geared for serious gaming. An Mg-Li alloy shell shields Intel's 4th-gen Core i7 processor, 12 or 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 860M GPU.
Both the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost gaming laptops will utilize the SteelSeries customizable backlit keyboard, three USB 3.0 ports, an HD webcam, 2.1-channel audio, native 1080p resolutions, and Windows 8.1. They're available now.
City of Industry, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the ultra slim, yet powerful GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth gaming notebooks. Now available in 17-inch and 15-inch models, the GS Series offers gamers unmatched gaming power in incredibly thin and light gaming notebooks.
Designed for the serious gamer, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth notebooks deliver next generation graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M/870M Graphics and blazing fast performance with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Killer Gaming Networking. The gaming notebooks also feature a variety of cutting edge components, including SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard, powerful customization options with SteelSeries Engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster.
“The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth answers portable gaming prayers by packing smoking speeds and deadly graphics into featherlike notebooks,” said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. “NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M Series graphics gives the GS Series incredible graphics processing ability, translating into an ultra-realistic and immersive gaming experience.”
The GS60 Ghost, MSI’s latest design in the GS Series, is the lightest 15” notebook to hit the market. It is the first gaming notebook to utilize Mg-Li alloy in its design. Mg-Li alloy is ultra-light and sturdy, delivering supreme build quality for high performance gaming, without the weight.