MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop (Kaby Lake) Review 14

MSI Trident 3 Gaming Desktop (Kaby Lake) Review

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With the launch of Intel's latest platform, something else to add to the mix of things that are new is new PCs, naturally. For users that buy prebuilt-PCs, this means a bit of a performance boost right out of the box, thanks to the boosted clocks of Intel's latest CPU iteration. The first of such PCs I've got to play with a while is MSI's Trident 3 GAMING PC.

MSI's Trident 3 GAMING is a slim PC that is very reminiscent of current living room gaming consoles that so many people out there have attached to their PCs. So you know the target type of user here for sure, and I can count myself among them. If you want to bring PC gaming into the living room with a console-like experience, MSI's Trident 3 PC is an option you should definitely consider.

The MSI Trident 3 is built around a mITX motherboard equipped with 16 GB of SO-DIMM memory and an Intel Core i7-7700 65W Kaby Lake CPU. The board then has a customized mITX-length MSI GAMING GTX 1060 smashed in the case next to it, making the Trident 3 PC aptly equipped for 1080p gaming. Add in the 256 GB SATA M.2 SSD and the 1 TB drive for storage that comes pre-equipped with (along with Windows 10 Home), and it's ready to do so in under 230W right out of the box!

MSI Trident3 PC*
CPU:Intel Core i7-7700
MEMORY:2x DDR4 SO-DIMM (up to 32 GB)
AUDIO:Realtek ALC1150 (HD Audio)
NETWORKING:Intel WGI219V + Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
STORAGE:1 TB 2.5" SATA 6 Gb/s+ 256 GB SATA 6 Gb/s M.2 SSD
PORTS:1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A (with Super Charger 2)
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A
4x USB2.0
1x Mic in / 1x Headphone out
1x HDMI out (VR Link)
1x HDMI out(Onboard iGPU)
1x HDMI in (connect Graphic card and front VR-Link port)
3x OFC Audio jacks
1x RJ45
CPU COOLER:Customized Air Cooler
DIMENSIONS:346.25 mm x 232.47 mm x 71.83 mm
Special Features:
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • The world's smallest VR ready gaming PC
  • Compact, light weight easy to transport case
  • Extra-compact 4.72-liter case
  • Silent storming cooling 2
  • VR Link
  • Horizontal or Vertical
  • Audio Boost 3
  • Nahimic 2.5
  • Mystic Light RGB LED
  • High quality and durable Military Class 5 components
  • Super Charger 2
* Configuration as tested
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