I do not game on a laptop, but I know there are plenty of people that do. The portability is the key, but it is hard to pack in the kind of power you need to truly play AAA titles at a solid frame rate on anything built to be moved around a lot. Well MSI decided it was time to laugh in the face of things like mediocre graphics, limited storage space, and possibly the laws of physics with their new MSI GT60 and GT70 gaming laptops.

The MSI GT70 has features that can only be described as premiums for desktop gamers in a 17.3 inch laptop. You’ll find 12 GB of DDR3 RAM, twin 64 GB SSDs in RAID 0, additional 750 GB 7200 RPM HDD, Blu-ray burner, Killer Game Networking chip, and Steel Series full backlit keyboard with fully customizable colors. The core of this mighty beast is the Intel HM77 platform complete with i7 3610QM (Quad-core/8 threads, 2.3 GHz up to 3.3 GHz turbo) CPU and Nvidia GTX 670M GPU based on their latest chip.

The GT60 takes this a few steps down with a 15.6 inch form factor and “only” two HDD’s in RAID for a total of 1 TB of storage.  I am not sure what world that is considered a downgrade so we will call the MSI GT60 a more mobile alternative. More details about the specs below.

Seriously I don’t see how that much hardware could fit into a laptop without serious engineering or magic. I personal don’t care which one MSI is employing to achieve this since it is helping gamers take their hobby on the go, without sacrificing a single frame per second.


MSI Obliterates Portable Gaming Benchmarks with Arsenal of Notebooks Equipped with NVIDIA GTX 670M and Intel HM77

Deadly combination of NVIDIA, Intel, Killer Game Networking and Steel Series backlit keyboard delivers unparalleled gaming and multimedia experience

April 23, 2012 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, uncages the GT70 and GT60, two mobile gaming beasts featuring Intel© HM77 Chipset, NVIDIA© GeForce© GTX 670M graphics processing unit (GPU), Killer™ E2200 Game Networking, Steel Series backlit keyboard, and more. Designed with the serious gamer in mind, both units provide unmatched power while fortifying MSI’s arsenal of award-winning G Series family of gaming notebooks.

Bringing a new standard to mobile gaming, the GT70 comes with 17.3-inches of Full HD anti-reflective display to maximize visual experience under all lighting conditions, Steel Series full color backlit programmable keyboard with 1000 customizable color combinations, amplified gold plated audio connections for crisper sounds, 12 GB of DDR3 for superb speed, and more. For gamers looking for even more power, the GT70 is also available with 16 GB of DDR3, BD Burner, and MSI’s Super RAID 0 configuration, a unique combination of 128GB (2*64GB) of SSD RAID 0 and 750GB at 7200RPM for unprecedented storage capacity.

“Armed with the newest NVIDIA graphics, Intel chipset and Killer Game Networking, the GT70 and GT60 redefine mobile gaming and delivers superior performance that exceeds expectations of even the most demanding gamer,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI US. “MSI invites gamers to experience the rush of finding the perfect mobile gaming notebook.”

With similar power but more mobility, the 15.6-inch GT60 also comes equipped with Full HD Non Reflection Display and an array of performance focused components, including dual HDD’s in RAID 0 for a combined storage space of 1TB, 12 GB DDR3 memory and more. In addition, both models are packed with the following:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GT670M – Latest generation GPU immerses audiences in superb graphics without the need to sacrifice performance and speed
  • Intel© HM77 Chipset – Maximize all your gaming performance with the latest generation of Intel chipset featuring Core i7 processors
  • Killer™ E2200 Game Networking – High-performance, Gigabit Ethernet tuned for gaming, HD video and high-quality streaming audio
  • Audio Boost – Gold flashed audio connectors combine with an AMP produces high fidelity sounds directly into the headset
  • Dynaudio Speakers with THX Surround Sound – Professional quality speakers with built-in sub-woofer to accurately reproduce THX’s TruStudio Pro sound experience
  • Steel Series Full Color Backlit Programmable Keyboard – Accurately responds to 10 simultaneous key actions with over 1,000 color combinations for a powerful and customizable experience in your hands
  • MSI’s Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology – Provides an instant boost in graphics performance to accelerate video decoding
  • MSI Cooler Boost Technology – Increases airflow at the touch of a button to stay cool in the heat of the battle

All models are protected by a 2 year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty and are available starting at $1499.99 MSRP.

For more information about the GT70 or GT60 models, please visit http://www.msimobile.com


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