After checking out MSI's newest graphics cards, we took a closer look at their laptops including the 17.3-inch GS75 Stealth which just so happens to be their most potent ultra-thin gaming notebook. It comes packing up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q to deliver the best possible gaming performance. In order to facilitate that MSI also used a 144 Hz 1080p display. The system also supports up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory and has 2x NVMe M.2 / SATA-SSD combo slots and 1x NVMe M.2 SSD slot. It also features MSI's Cooler Boost Trinity+ technology which improves cooling for maximum performance. Meanwhile, the touchpad has a 35% larger surface area features a glass surface, and it also has support for multi-touch gestures. The keyboard is by SteelSeries and offers per-key RGB illumination, while sound is handled by Dynaudio using a passive radiator design. All in all, it has some beefy specifications for an ultra-thin to say the least.
A more traditional 17-inch notebook with similar specs was also on hand dubbed the GE75 Raider it features the same 8th generation Intel Core i7 and up to the latest GeForce RTX 2080. It also featured support for up to 32 GB of DDR4 2666 MHz memory and a 144 Hz 1080p display. The per-key RGB illuminated SteelSeries keyboard also carries over here as well. Storage options include a single 2.5-inch HDD bay and 1x NVMe PCIe Gen3 SATA-SSD combo slot and a single NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen3 slot. For bigger better sound it has upgraded giant speakers from Dynaudio as well.
Their top tier performance option on display was the GT75 Titan. It offers support for up to 8th generation Intel i9 processors as well as up to a GeForce RTX 2080 graphics processor. Display options include a 17.3-inch 4k IPS level panel or a 1080p 144 Hz option for the best possible gaming experience. It also offers a surround gaming mode with 4K output on up to 3 external monitors. When it comes to system memory, MSI takes things to the next level on this model with it offering support for up to 64 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4. Storage options are greatly expanded on this model as well with it coming with a single 2.5-inch drive bay and space for up to 5x NVMe M.2 SSDs. The keyboard also sees an upgrade on this model with the use of a Mechanical RGB illuminated offering by SteelSeries.
They also offer a more bang for buck system in the GL63 which is a 15.6-inch model. Like previous models, it supports up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and the latest GeForce RTX 2060. Display options include a 1080p 120 Hz panel and a 1080p 94% NTSC wide-view panel. For storage, it offers a single 2.5-inch drive bay and a single NVMe M.2 slot. In regards to system memory, it supports up to 32 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4. When it comes to the keyboard MSI continues to use SteelSeries for their needs with this one having a red backlight.
Next up was the P65 Creator which sheds the gaming looks and for a clean, professional look. It comes with their True Color Technology for color accuracy close to 100% sRGB. It is ultra-thin and light with a weight of just 1.8 kg (3.9 lbs) and offers a listed battery life of 8+ hours. It also comes with one-touch access via Windows Hello. Core specifications consist of up to an 8th generation Intel Core processor, up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce next-generation graphics, and up to 32 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4. Display options vary between a 15.6-inch 4K, HDR, 100% Adobe RGB, IPS level panel or a 1080p IPS level panel. Storage, however, is limited to a single NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen3 / SATA-SSD combo along with a single NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen3 slot.
There were also other models on hand as well including the PS42 Modern which is more entry-level focused with support for up to an Intel Core i7 processor and up to a GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q. Memory support is limited to a maximum of 16 GB of 2400 MHz DDR4, while storage is limited to 1x NVMe M.2 SSD / SATA-SSD combo.
Rounding out their selection of notebooks was the WS65 series which is more workstation focused. Like the PS42 it is a 15.6-inch model that offers a multitude of features including Thunderbolt 3. This is on top of support for up to an 8th generation Intel Core i9 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce Quadro P3200. Memory support tops out at 64 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4. Other units on hand included MSI's GS65 Stealth and PS63. Overall MSI certainly had a massive lineup of notebooks for CES 2019.