MSI is hyping up the launch of their GE63VR/73VR gaming-oriented laptops as having some of the best displays this side of laptop-bound LCDs. What’s being touted as the world’s first 3 ms, 120Hz display panel on a laptop also features a wider color gamut (up to 94-percent of the NTSC spectrum) and HDR, which means not only better color reproduction, but also increased contrast. The GE63VR comes in a 15.6″ screen size with either Full HD or 4K resolution, while the GE73VR ups the ante to a 17,3″ panel with the same resolution choices.
Powering that display is an Intel 7th Gen i7 processor, paired with an NVIDIA GPU configurable starting at the GTX 1050 Ti through to a GTX 1070. Memory is handled by a two-stick configuration of 2400 MHz memory with up to 32 GB capacity. Storage-wise, MSI is proposing a 2,5″ HDD paired with an NVMe drive, or, for those who really want to overcharge their storage, a “Super Raid” arrangement comprised of 2x NVMe SSDs paired in RAID0. Audio-wise, there is an ESS SABRE HiFi DAC onboard, which should deliver a pretty interesting sound quality. Networking falls to a KIller DoubleShot Pro solution.
MSI says the brand new GE63VR/73VR Raider has been given a facelift inspired by exotic sports cars, with more angular appeals and trims all around. Added looks are also bolstered by the latest iteration on MSI’s cooling systems through their Cooler Boost 5 technology, which MSI says excels as a dual thermal module, through dual Whirlwind Blade fans with 7 heat pipes, thus efficiently dissipating heat out of the system. Audio is taken care of Dynaudio’s Giant Speakers, which promise a 5x bigger full range chamber and 3x bigger speakers than usual. The keyboard has also been ergonomically-designed, with keys offering 1.9 mm of key travel for a better response and tactile feedback, optimal WASD zone, support for anti-ghosting capability on up to 45 keys and per-key RGB lighting support.