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MSI unveils new gaming laptop

MSI has announced its new GE40 gaming notebook that combined an Intel Haswell-based Core i7 Core i7-4702MQ processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M GPU. The new high-tech gaming computer weighs 4.4 pounds and is less than an inch thick.

The GE40 uses a “Matrix” technology that allows three different display to be connected simultaneously, including the notebook’s 14” 1600x900 screen. The computer also has Sound Blaster Cinema and Audio Boost technology onboard.

The GE40’s body is constructed out of aluminum and can be had in two basic configurations featuring a 750 GB hard drive alone or the 750 GB hard drive combined with a 125 GB SSD. Both versions feature 8 GB of memory, dual USB 3.0 ports, and a single USB 2.0 port.

“The GE40 was designed for mobile gamers seeking the best in gaming performance but not wanting to carry around larger laptops,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI in the U.S.  “Even though the GE40 is exceptionally light and nimble, it is still packed with high-performance components worthy of a desktop replacement unit.”

The GE40 is available now and starts at $1,399.99.

Source: MSI

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Not to bad...
By Wolfpup on 6/13/2013 1:00:57 PM , Rating: 2
Nvidia's GTX 760 is a nice upgrade from the 660...twice as powerful, which is starting to make it actually seem...well, like less of a compromise on price/performance (though I still like my 680 :)

After how much I'm loving my Alienware M17x though, I'd sooner buy an M14x than an MSI (although even with the GTX 760 I'd still rather get a M17x with a better GPU).

RE: Not to bad...
By Breakfast Susej on 6/13/2013 2:36:56 PM , Rating: 3
It could be a bit more sleek, but hey at least it doesn't look like some absurd monstrosity with flashing lights and air ducts, like most "gamer" themed devices.

RE: Not to bad...
By Flunk on 6/14/2013 12:58:54 PM , Rating: 2
You can actually get an Alienware 14" with a GTX 765m now so it's not as big a compromise. In fact it's faster than this.

Nice But...
By btc909 on 6/13/13, Rating: 0
RE: Nice But...
By Einy0 on 6/14/2013 9:08:32 AM , Rating: 2
Two simple solutions... Switch it to Windows 7 or use Ex7forW8 or a similar utility to bring back the Win 7 shell. While you are at it throw a bigger SSD in there. 240-256GB seems to be the sweet spot. Windows 8 with Windows 7 shell is fantastic. It boots, shuts down and resumes from hibernation way faster than Windows 7! There are a few other improvements that can be appreciated once you get that clunky modern UI garbage out of the way. Hopefully 8.1 will fix this permanently. No one in their right mind wants to use that tablet interface with a keyboard and mouse.

RE: Nice But...
By flyingpants1 on 6/16/2013 4:38:01 PM , Rating: 2
.... All new computers are running Windows 8.

RE: Nice But...
By Argon18 on 6/17/2013 5:30:39 PM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately, yes.

I like it...
By bkiserx7 on 6/13/2013 1:31:51 PM , Rating: 2
Seems to have just about everything I want in a mobile gaming/computing platform. I just hope it comes with BR drive, that is an ips panel or something with good viewing angles, and the keyboard is backlit. It would also be nice if the price came down a little, which I imagine it will.

By edge929 on 6/13/2013 4:51:56 PM , Rating: 2
Finally somebody makes a gaming laptop balancing size, speed and resolution, sign me up.

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