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MSI updates its entire range of gaming notebooks with Intel's latest processors

By Aaron Yip - on 6 Jan 2017, 6:23pm

MSI's range of gaming notebooks will receive a round of "true gaming" updates

MSI's range of gaming notebooks have received a round of "true gaming" updates, including a switch to Intel's newest 7th-gen Kabylake processors.

There’s a whole range of refreshed models, including the monstrous GT83VR, which also gets a new RGB mechanical keyboard with updated RGB lightings (which you can see at the bottom of this post), and the rest of the family below:

  • GT73VR
  • GT72VR
  • GT62VR
  • GS73VR
  • GS63VR
  • GS43VR
  • GE72VR
  • GP62VR
  • GP72VR
  • GP62MVR
  • GP72/GP62
  • GL72/GL62.

MSI has also improved matters on the audio front with the world’s first virtual reality sound enhancement, courtesy of Nahimic VR with 7.1 surround. This feature however, will only be available on selected models. Furthermore, MSI  has improved on the ESS Sabre HiFi audio DAC to ensure you get the best quality output to your gaming headphones. The GT83VR series boasts a 32bit/384KHz sampling rate, with the GT73VR, GS73VR, GS63VR and GS43VR series offering a 24bit/192KHz rate.

Not done with being the first to have "refreshed" Kabylake-based gaming notebooks out in the market, MSI also managed to beat the competition by launching the first gaming notebook to use NVIDIA's GeForce 1050 Ti cards. The GE62VR Apache Pro is a new entry into MSI's G Series, and is targeted at the price sensitive demographics of gamers who wants to enjoy VR.

According to an MSI presentation, its 1050 Ti notebooks have a 15% performance boost when compared to the last-gen GTX 970M. It's no GTX 1070 nor GTX 1060 level of performance for ure, but the expected lower price-point, energy savings and VR capability will make the 1050 Ti a no-brainer base upgrade.

(We have also reached out to MSI to come back to us on the GE62VR Apache Pro pricing and release date, and will update here according once we hear back from them)