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MSI brings GeForce RTX graphics to its gaming notebooks and the GS75 Stealth is leading the charge

By Vijay Anand - on 8 Jan 2019, 5:00am

MSI brings GeForce RTX graphics to its gaming notebooks and the GS75 Stealth is leading the charge

NVIDIA wasn’t joking when they said there will be 40+ GeForce RTX graphics equipped laptops that will be available from 29th January 2019. That’s because MSI alone has 8 gaming laptops that will feature NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX GPUs for mobile. MSI will be offering them as a new SKU to existing notebook series that is already in the market as the new GPUs have a similar thermal profile, but just to be doubly sure, they’ve enhanced their Cooler Boost design (MSI’s branding for its laptop cooling solution) to help keep temperatures in check.


Ultra-thin and light gaming notebook goes big

Probably the most interesting of MSI’s updated gaming notebook lineup is the all-new GS75 Stealth. This year, the GS-series goes big and light with the GS75 Stealth. Sporting a 17.3-inch screen, FHD, 144Hz refresh and accompanied by GPU options running up to a GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 Max-Q variant. Despite packing such a powerful GPU, the GS75 Stealth will only be 2.25kg light and is physically much smaller in footprint than traditional 17.3-inch gaming notebooks as it measures just 396 x 259 x 19mm. The GS75 also improves on the GS65 with an extra-large glass touchpad, improving responsiveness and accuracy.

Of course, if you prefer to keep it more manageable in size and wish to get a 15.6-inch option, you’ll be glad to know that the GS65 Stealth will now also sport a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU option at the same size and weight as its predecessor we last tested. Yes, that means an 18mm thin notebook at less than 1.9kg.


Powerful gaming notebooks options with the updated GT63 and GT75, as well as GE63 and GE75 models

The GT-series represent MSI’s top-of-the-line products that offer up to 4K resolution screens, lots of internal storage expansion options, per-key RGB lighted keyboard by SteelSeries (with the larger GT75 offering a true mechanical keyboard) and Audio tuned by Dyneaudio with woofer.

For those who don’t quite need 4K resolution screens but still appreciate the extensive storage options, good audio, and keyboard, the GE-series comes sits just one rung lower than the GT-series.

Both the GT and GE-series can now be configured with a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and this isn’t the Max-Q edition. This means, for those who need uncompromised gaming power, the bulkier GT and GE-series can be quite a bit faster than the slim and light GS series.


GeForce RTX graphics for affordable mobile gaming with the GL73 and GL63 models.

Both the 17.3-inch GL73 and 15.6-inch GL63 will now be offered with a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, thus bringing real-time ray-traced graphics at more palatable price points. Screen-wise, both GL-series models sport 120hz FHD panels with 3ms response time or can be configured with a 94% NTSC wide-view panel, depending on the user’s needs. To keep costs low, their keyboards don’t boast per-key RGB lighting control but instead sport a red backlight.

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