The key factor to gaming laptops seems to be portability and MSI is working hard to minimize the size of their MSI G Series, which maintaining an affordable price, with every generation. This year is no different as they once again update the specs and bring the size down to an astonishing 1 inch thick and only 5.7 lbs. Although it isn’t as thin as RAZER’s Blade Pro, which is thinner at 0.88 inches, it most certainly is lighter, making it one of the lightest 17 inch gaming laptops to date.
The GS70 gets the annual update in arms with the latest and greatest available. This includes an Intel Core-i7 4700HQ (3.4 GHz Max turbo) processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M graphics card, Killer E2200 LAN, Killer N1202 wireless NIC, and the fully backlit SteelSeries keyboard. These core specs in the MSI gaming laptop line are complemented by a 2.1 speaker system and a full HD1080p 17 inch screen.
The GS70 is everything you want in a desktop, but small enough to carry around everywhere you go. Never miss a raid, a tournament round, LAN party, or opportunity for some game time again. Prices start at $1799 US MSRP. Full press release at the link below.
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MSI Answers Portable Gaming Prayers
Introducing the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop featuring Intel® Haswell processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX and dual fan thermal control
August 5, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GS70, the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch portable gaming powerhouse designed to fuse the power needed to tackle the most demanding games with the portability required to take battles on the road.
The answer to portable gaming players, the GS70 features a lethal arsenal of cutting-edge components, including the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M, Killer™ DoubleShot and a SteelSeries full color backlit keyboard with Anti-Ghosting keys. In addition, it showcases MSI’s latest ultra-thin and light brush aluminum chassis, measuring less than 1-inch thick and weighing only 5.7 lbs.
The GS70 comes equipped as a mobile battle station with a 17” Full HD anti-reflective display at a 1920×1080 resolution and a 2.1 speaker system with integrated sub-woofer featuring Sound Blaster Cinema capable of delivering the quality of 5.1 surround sound. However, it takes full advantage of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 765M capabilities with the Matrix Display that simultaneously supports up to 3 external displays via the HDMI and mDP ports, transforming it into the ultimate multimedia and multi-tasking desktop replacement. It also has the ability to output HDTV resolutions, up to 4k, for viewing your games or movies in true HD.
“The GS70 has the capability to crush the most demanding games and the feather-like portability for on-the-go multi-tasking or gaming,” stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. “We understand the needs of our audience and are committed to delivering solutions that exceed even the highest expectations.”
“The MSI GS70 sets a new mark for gaming rigs,” said Brian Choi, Senior Product Manager at NVIDIA. “With the super-fast and super-efficient GeForce GTX 765M GPU on board, MSI is able to offer the thinnest chassis ever seen in the gaming segment.”
The GS70 is the first dual fan laptop with a unique thermal solution design that pulls heat from the top side of the laptop and dissipates heat at a 45 degree upward angle, guaranteeing superior performance and a cool gaming experience even under the most intense battle sessions. Available in two configurations starting at $1,799.99 MSRP, both models come with 16GB of DDR3L memory, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 3 audio jacks and a 720p HD webcam.
GS70 Full Specs