Thursday, June 13th 2013

MSI Ships GE40, the New Standard in High Performance Portable Gaming

MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the GE40, the perfect combination of ultrabook portability and deadly gaming capability.

Armed with state of the art components, including an Intel Haswell Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M, the GE40 weighs only 4.4 lbs. and measures less than 1-inch thick, making it the ideal choice for gamers seeking superior performance and mobility.

The GE40 takes full advantage of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760M performance by adding a Matrix display that allows users to output to 3 displays simultaneously (including the native notebook display). To complement the GE40's superior graphics, MSI incorporated Sound Blaster Cinema and Audio Boost, two technologies that deliver amazing surround sound with realistic and immersive sound clarity.

"The GE40 was designed for mobile gamers seeking the best in gaming performance but not wanting to carry around larger laptops," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. "Even though the GE40 is exceptionally light and nimble, it is still packed with high-performance components worthy of a desktop replacement unit."

The GE40 comes in a full aluminum body featuring a psychedelic dragon eye backlit design and is available in two configurations: 750 GB HDD or 128 GB mSATA SSD plus a 750 GB HDD for increased performance. It also comes with 8 GB of DDR3 memory, Giga LAN adaptor and 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports.

To celebrate the launch of the GE40, MSI is holding the "Just Game!" Giveaway through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS. Participants will have the opportunity to win over $4000 in prizes, including a completely new MSI GE40 valued at $1,399.99.
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11 Comments on MSI Ships GE40, the New Standard in High Performance Portable Gaming

#1
Prima.Vera
For the same price you have a variant with AMD 8970M GPU which smokes in the water the 760M from nVidia. Also 17" screen instead of 14". But it has also crappy AMD CPU...It would be interesting a comparison between those two in games for the same price.
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Fourstaff
by: Prima.Vera
For the same price you have a variant with AMD 8970M GPU which smokes in the water the 760M from nVidia. Also 17" screen instead of 14". But it has also crappy AMD CPU...It would be interesting a comparison between those two in games for the same price.
Its quite a lot harder to stuff hardware into a 14" chassis than a 17" version. The 17" laptop you are talking about has a lot of other compromises too, most glaring is the AMD cpu
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TheinsanegamerN
by: Fourstaff
Its quite a lot harder to stuff hardware into a 14" chassis than a 17" version. The 17" laptop you are talking about has a lot of other compromises too, most glaring is the AMD cpu
not to mention, AMD's drivers. specifically, their enduro technology (amds version of optimus) is still years behind. it still doesnt work properly, and a new chip just makes it harder on them. my current laptop has an amd gpu.....never again.
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TheinsanegamerN
all things considered though, id love 14 inch machine like this. way better than the alienware model (twice the gpu power, hopefully a heatsink that actually works) or the lenovo model (micro-stuttering everywhere). only the asus g46 successor is left. if that doesnt pan out...than the ge40 it is.
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Prima.Vera
by: TheinsanegamerN
not to mention, AMD's drivers. specifically, their enduro technology (amds version of optimus) is still years behind. it still doesnt work properly, and a new chip just makes it harder on them. my current laptop has an amd gpu.....never again.
what's wrong with the AMD GPU??
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BrainCruser
by: Prima.Vera
what's wrong with the AMD GPU??
They have problems with the mobile drivers and especially the optimus equivalent named enduro which doesn't work that well to say the least. Also every mobile amd gpu that i know of(mostly the 5470Ms and 5670Ms) heat up to 100C and melt the connectors.
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#7
Prima.Vera
Well the reviews are saying that the new 8970M got some improvements over 7970M on the temps side. Also this 8970M smokes any 780M out there. And is half the price...
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#8
xorbe
What else is there in the 14" category with non-gloss 1600x900 and decent dedicated graphics? I might be up for replacing my laptop soon. This GE40 is on my short list already.
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Fourstaff
by: Prima.Vera
Well the reviews are saying that the new 8970M got some improvements over 7970M on the temps side. Also this 8970M smokes any 780M out there. And is half the price...
Getting clobbered badly by the AMD cpu inside is not one of the 8970M's strengths.
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#10
Sempron Guy
given the emphasis in weight and thickness looks like this was meant to compete with the Razer Blade
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TheinsanegamerN
by: xorbe
What else is there in the 14" category with non-gloss 1600x900 and decent dedicated graphics? I might be up for replacing my laptop soon. This GE40 is on my short list already.
well, there is the alienware m14x, though i wouldnt recommend it, as it overheats and only has half the gpu power of the ge40. i heard gigabyte was bringing out a 14 inch gaming laptop as well, but i havent seen it. the only other one that is avaliable, AFAIK, is the 14 inch razer edge. seems like msi hit the perfect spot here. there are not really any alternatives, with the razer being $600 more expensive, and the alienware having throttling issues, and lenovo's y480 having stuttering issues with sli.
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