Thursday, December 5th 2013

MSI Launches Industry's First 3K Gaming Notebook and 3K Workstation

MSI Computer Corp, leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, takes gaming into new heights with the industry's first 3K gaming notebook. Available in time for the holidays, the GT60 2OD-261US displays at a 2880x1620 resolution for sharper, brighter and crisper graphics resulting in an unmatched visual experience.

The GT60 with 3K display is the answer to gamers seeking superb visual immersive-ness on the go. It is armed with an anti-reflective 3K panel powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics. MSI completes this gaming powerhouse with Killer DoubleShot wireless technology, a SteelSeries full color backlit keyboard and Dynaudio Premium Speakers with Subwoofer.

MSI also introduced their newest Adobe Creative Suite 6, AutoDesk and SolidWorks optimized GT60 workstation with 3K display, the GT60 2OKWS-278US. It shares similar technologies with its gaming counterpart, including the latest Intel processor, SteelSeries backlit keyboard and Killer Doubleshot wireless, but is outfitted with an NVIDIA Quadro K3100M GPU and a Blu-ray Disc Burner.

Both the GT60 gaming and GT60 Workstation take advantage of the Matrix Display capability that simultaneously supports up to 3 external displays to create 4 independent displays, transforming it into a multi-tasking desktop replacement. Both notebooks also come with Cooler Boost 2 technology to efficiently lower system temperature and Audio Boost to maximize volume and sound fidelity for your headset.

"Gamers demand the most out of their systems and are constantly trying to attain a more complete experience, starting from system performance to multimedia effects. The GT60 with 3K graphics immerses the portable gamer into a realm never before experienced," stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI Pan America Region. "The 3K graphics in our latest workstation gives professionals an edge by increasing efficiency and productivity."

The GT60 gaming and GT60 Workstation with 3K displays are currently available for $2,199.99 and $2,799.99 respectively.
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12 Comments on MSI Launches Industry's First 3K Gaming Notebook and 3K Workstation

#1
Prima.Vera
Sorry, but a 3K resolution on a 15" display, and also calling this a gaming laptop is beyond stupidity. How much custom DPI do you need to run on a Windows machine, 200%? 250%?
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#2
Svarog
Imagine what a monster desktop you can build for that money :S

I can't believe there is even a market for these overpriced gimmicks.
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#3
phanbuey
Legacy apps are totally broken for me, anything with GDI font rendering... but at least everything else looks pretty. Also bitmap based buttons are microscopic.

they could have made them a bit sleeker. these are ugly for that price.
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#4
NC37
So the only real difference is, MSI is putting an actual decent GPU to power it vs the gimped GPU that Apple uses in their Retina crapbooks.

Sorry but to me, Apple hasn't released a "Pro" laptop since the late G4 era when they actually used relatively high end GPUs of that time period for the high end laptop line. If your paying over $2k for a laptop, you should be getting high end components, not midrange.
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Warrgarbl
by: NC37
So the only real difference is, MSI is putting an actual decent GPU to power it vs the gimped GPU that Apple uses in their Retina crapbooks.
True, but driving modern games at this resolution with high/ultra details is probably out of scope for ANY notebook GPU. I think that gaming notebooks should really stick to Full HD unless we are talking about SLI systems.
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#6
jihadjoe
I think the 780M is up to the task maybe not at Ultra for everything, but certainly at least High. It's basically a GTX680.
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#7
Warrgarbl
by: jihadjoe
I think the 780M is up to the task maybe not at Ultra for everything, but certainly at least High. It's basically a GTX680.
There is a HUGE gap between a desktop and a notebook part, with the notebook parts being MUCH slower despite the common naming scheme.

See http://www.anandtech.com/show/7287/analyzing-the-price-of-mobility-desktops-vs-laptops/3 for reference. The GTX780M is actually slower than a GTX760 by 5-10%, and the desktop GTX780 seems to be nearly 80% faster.

Therefore, I do think that pushing for those resolutions on notebooks is idiotic. It's a different story for desktops, where 2.560x1.440 is getting more and more interesting.
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#8
tungt88
For a 3K "gaming laptop", you'd think that the logical move would be to put in 2x GTX 780M in SLI -- get ready to see a slide show in AAA titles like Crysis 3 or Metro: Last Light. :(

Below is a link to a very nice direct comparison of mobile --> desktop GPUs, with desktop GPUs in black italics (see right side bar).

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-780M-SLI.93346.0.html
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#9
EpicShweetness
by: Svarog
Imagine what a monster desktop you can build for that money :S

I can't believe there is even a market for these overpriced gimmicks.
Gimmicks.... Well they do deliver on the "gaming" aspect. My problem is a "gaming" laptop is a rather poor idea.

by: tungt88
Below is a link to a very nice direct comparison of mobile --> desktop GPUs, with desktop GPUs in black italics (see right side bar).

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-780M-SLI.93346.0.html
If you check there benchmarks, Metro 2033 Last Light still managed 53.7FPS at 1920x1080 Very High. This "laptop" would be $3500+ easy, and draw close to 300w! Battery Life, good luck. Your better off with a desktop. Cost wise it would be $1500 or less easy.

You want my idea of a "Gaming" laptop.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314224

I look at as, a casual gaming, or "light" gaming device. All your "serious" gaming should be focused on a desktop, unless your pockets have an echo :laugh:
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#11
tungt88
by: EpicShweetness
If you check there benchmarks, Metro 2033 Last Light still managed 53.7FPS at 1920x1080 Very High. This "laptop" would be $3500+ easy, and draw close to 300w! Battery Life, good luck. Your better off with a desktop. Cost wise it would be $1500 or less easy.
Thing is, 1080p is a lot less resolution than 3K -- 3K is more than 2x the pixel count. So take off 60% or more FPS from that benchmark and you'll see that titles like Metro will, indeed, be a slide show at 3K.
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#12
xorbe
Even 780M SLI (in the ballpark of Titan on a sunny day I read) isn't going to push 3K well
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