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MSI has two new thin and light Stealth Pro gaming notebooks with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

By Koh Wanzi - on 14 Sep 2017, 12:36pm

MSI has two new thin and light Stealth Pro gaming notebooks with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

MSI GS73VR 7RE Stealth Pro

MSI has announced a couple of new VR-ready laptops to join the slew of slim, light, and powerful notebooks revealed in recent months.

The 15.6-inch MSI GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro and 17.3-inch GS73VR 7RG Stealth Pro differ mainly in terms of screen size, dimensions and weight. They are also not to be confused with the MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro, although they're all part of MSI’s GS series of ultra-thin notebooks.

But despite their svelte dimensions, both will come equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB – unsurprisingly, this is a Max-Q design – and support up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory, a step up from the GeForce GTX 1060 found in the older GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro.

MSI didn’t specify the processor, short of saying that it would be a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 model, but it stands to reason that this would be the quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz, 6MB L3 cache) found on the majority of gaming laptops today.

Other shared features include an Intel HM175 chipset, Killer DoubleShot Pro, and an ESS Sabre HiFi DAC with Nahimic 2+ audio technology.

MSI GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro

The I/O selection is identical as well, and both laptops will have one Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB 3.0 Type-A and one USB 2.0 port, and an SD card reader. There’s also an HDMI 2.0 and Mini DisplayPort 1.2 connector, and the new Stealth Pro notebooks will both support up to three external displays.

What’s nice is the ability to choose between a 120Hz 1,920 x 1,080-pixel panel with a 3ms response time or a 4K IPS display, which should have most people covered between them.

But while the 17.3-inch model is thicker (19.6mm vs 17.7mm) and heavier (2.43kg vs 1.8kg), it ships with the same 51Wh battery as the GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro. In addition, it's worth noting that the 17.7mm thick GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro is the thinnest gaming laptop you can get now, thinner even than its GeForce GTX 1060-equipped predecessor. 

Both laptops are cooled by MSI’s Cooler Boost Trinity cooling system, which comprises 5 heat pipes and triple Whirlwind Blade fans, the latter of which have supposedly been designed to provide higher air flow for the same fan speed. 

Unfortunately, MSI hasn’t released any information on price or availability yet, but we’ll update when we know more.

Source: MSI