The new trend for laptops seem to be a blurring of the edges from various market segments. The ultra portables, desktop replacements, and gaming laptop categories are borrowing attributes from one another to create more versatile laptops for everyone. MSI is on board with this trend as their new GE40 laptops look to bring gaming performance in a more portable form factor.
The upcoming GE40 will come in two models that both have a Core i7 4702MQ (4-core/8 threads), Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M (2G GDDR5), 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, and a 14" HD screen (1600 x 900). This should provide anyone with plenty of power for their gaming needs with a decent sized screen. This will all be packaged into a laptop that is only 1 inch thick closed and weights only 4.4 lbs. While not the most portable laptop at this size, it is lighter than most gaming laptops. With the exception of the GIGABYTE Ultrablade and RAZER Blades of course.
The two models, GE40 2OC-009US and GE40 2OC-008US, will be priced at $1399.99 and $1299.99 respectively. And to celebrate the release of these ultra mobile gaming system, MSI is also giving away $4000 in prizes with their "Just Game" giveaway on Facebook. You can find more details on how to enter in the full press release below.
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MSI Ships GE40, the New Standard in High Performance Portable Gaming
Combination of speed and mobility featuring Intel® Haswell processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® 700M Series Graphics measures less than 1-inch thick
MSI celebrates launch of GE40 with Facebook Giveaway worth over $4,000
June 13, 2012 – MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the GE40, the perfect combination of ultrabook portability and deadly gaming capability.
Armed with state of the art components, including an Intel® Haswell Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760M, the GE40 weighs only 4.4 lbs. and measures less than 1-inch thick, making it the ideal choice for gamers seeking superior performance and mobility.
The GE40 takes full advantage of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760M performance by adding a Matrix display that allows users to output to 3 displays simultaneously (including the native notebook display). To complement the GE40’s superior graphics, MSI incorporated Sound Blaster Cinema and Audio Boost, two technologies that deliver amazing surround sound with realistic and immersive sound clarity.
“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 US. “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 comes in a full aluminum body featuring a psychedelic dragon eye backlit design and is available in two configurations: 750 GB HDD or 125 GB mSATA SSD plus a 750 GB HDD for increased performance. It also comes with 8GB of DDR3 memory, Giga LAN adapter and 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports.
To celebrate the launch of the GE40, MSI is holding the “Just Game!” Giveaway through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS. Participants will have the opportunity to win over $4000 in prizes, including a completely new MSI GE40 valued at $1,399.99. For more information about MSI’s complete lineup of gaming laptops, the GE40 or the giveaway, visit http://www.msimobile.com or www.usgaming.msi.com.