MSI’s latest gaming notebooks are powered by new Nvidia GPUs, and just hit the market

msis latest gaming notebooks powered new nvidia gpus just hit market msi 3

Back in January at CES 2014, we got our first looks at the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost notebooks at MSI’s suite, which were at the time outfitted with a whole host of revamped specs and improvements. However, one of the key details that MSI opted to remain mum on were the GPUs that MSI was going to stuff into these laptops, so we knew that something was up. Considering that Nvidia recently revealed a brand new lineup of notebook GPUs a couple of weeks back, we knew that it was just a matter of time before they showed up in the Stealth and the Ghost.

MSI just announced that their GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost notebooks are available as of today. Before we give you a rundown of the specs, it’s worth noting that all three builds are powered by the Intel Core i7-4700HQ CPU clocked at 2.4Ghz. On the GPU front, the $1,699.99 and $1,799.99 GS60 Ghost sports an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU, while the $1,899.99 GS70 Stealth gets a GPU that’s a little higher up on the food chain in the form of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M. The Ghost notebooks sport 15.6 inch displays, while the Stealth is a bit bigger, wearing a 17.3 inch screen. Both feature resolutions of 1080p.

On top of that, the $1,699.99 GS60 Ghost includes a 750GB 7,200 rpm hard drive paired with a 128GB mSATA SSD, 12GB of RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0. The $1,799.99 version of the GS60 Ghost bumps the size of the mechanical hard drive to 1TB, and the RAM to 16GB. Both Ghosts measure 15.35 x 10.47 x 0.78 inches and weigh 4.32 pounds; quite light for a gaming notebook.  All three notebooks have Steelseries keyboards with adjustable lighting built in, along with a trio of USB 3.0 ports, a single mini DisplayPort connector, and a HDMI 1.4 out. Each of these notebooks also runs on a 6-cell battery.

Aside from the improved CPU, GPU, and larger display, the GS70 Stealth is also a bit bulkier. However, with dimensions of 16.47  x 11.29 x 0.85 inches and a weight of 5.73 pounds, the GS70 Stealth is hardly a chore to carry as gaming notebooks go, especially when compared with what was on the market just a couple of years ago.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

Product Review

Flexible and fast, HP's Spectre x360 is the 2-in-1 for every occasion

HP’s late-2017 refresh of the Spectre x360 13 convertible 2-in-1 leverages Intel’s eighth-generation CPUs for significantly improved performance and battery life. The thin and light frame is also tweaked, and looks better than ever.

These cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget notebook for school, work, or play? The best budget laptops, including our top pick -- the Asus ZenBook UX330UA -- will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets.

Here are the best laptop deals for November 2018

Whether you've started a new school year, are shopping for a student, or you just need a new computer, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Virtual Reality

Is the Vive Pro better than the original Vive? Our answer might surprise you

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro, which comes out on top? That's the subject of our latest comparison, which looks at everything from tracking solutions, to controllers, and the brand new headset that could set a new standard for VR.

How to easily record your laptop screen with apps you already have

Learning how to record your computer screen shouldn't be a challenge. Lucky for you, our comprehensive guide lays out how to do so using a host of methods, including both free and premium utilities, in both MacOS and Windows 10.

Want to gift a Steam game so you can play with a friend? Here's how to do it

The holidays may have passed, but it's always a good time to give the gift of gaming (especially when there's a Steam sale)! Here's our quick guide on how to give a Steam game as a gift.
Emerging Tech

Microsoft’s friendly new A.I wants to figure out what you want — before you ask

Move over Siri and Alexa! Microsoft wants to build a new type of virtual assistant that wants to be your friend. Already making waves in Asia, could this be the future of A.I. BFFs?

Multi-monitor issues? Here's how to resolve them

If you're running into multi-monitor problems, you're not alone. Two screens are very useful, but they can present some difficulties. Here are some common multi-monitor problems and how to fix them.

Capture screenshots with print screen and a few alternative methods

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here's how to perform the important function in just a few, easy steps.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I. selfie drones, ‘invisible’ wireless chargers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

The best MacBook deals for November 2018

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…

All the best deals on Surface products for Black Friday

A number of retailers are discounting Surface devices for Black Friday. Be it the Surface Pro 2017, Surface Pro 6, or the Surface Go, here's a look at how (and where) you can save big on Surface this holiday season.

These are the coolest games you can play on your Google Chrome browser right now

Not only is Google Chrome a fantastic web browser, it's also a versatile gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere. Here are a few of our favorite titles for the platform.