One flaw of today’s thin-and-light notebooks is that they don’t have the graphics horsepower to play through today’s latest gaming titles. MSI now has a solution, dubbed the GS70 series of 17-inch thin-and-light gaming notebooks, measuring less than 1-inch thick and weighing just 5.7 pounds. Two models are available, and only varying in storage options. The specs for both can be found in the below press release. The GS70 also looks quite nice, as shown in the photo gallery below.
MSI Answers Portable Gaming Prayers with GS70
Introducing the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop featuring Intel® Haswell processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX and dual fan thermal control
City of Industry, Calif. – 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 featherlike 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