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Computex 2017: MSIís Gaming Desktops & Notebooks Go SLIM!

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     May 30, 2017


While MSI have a lot of things on display at Computex 2017, a few systems really stood out and we just had to cover them.

So letís start with the smallest system weíve seen so farÖthe Vortex G25VR. Yeah, I know we have all had enough of the whole VR branding thing but what counts is this little PCís specifications and what MSI has been able to cram into it. Using components that were originally miniaturized for the notebook space, it will have a Coffee Lake processor and a dedicated GTX 1070 graphics card which should make it just as powerful as some of todayís better gaming laptops. Thatís pretty amazing because it is actually one of the smallest PCís weíve ever seen.


The G25VR is only 2.5LÖ.making it half the size of MSIís Trident 3 which Eber looked at last week! The overall look is pretty sleek and stealthy too with MSIís trademark black with red highlights. This isnít the only G-series desktop either since MSI also has the higher end G65VRÖyou remember that oneÖ..it looks like a Mac Pro.

But how did MSI actually achieve this design without sacrificing on the specs? Well theyíve once again looked towards the small form factor market and thin and light notebooks for inspiration. That means a compressed heatsink layout that still has eight independent heatpipes and two small but quiet fans. Its also important to mention that MSI has incorporated a high end audio codec to insure you get the best possible sound from their small machine.


Next up is the GS63VR . Now I know I mentioned that weíd be focusing in on compact designs in this video and this notebook isnít exactly Ultrabook sized since it will be available in a 15Ēform factor. But its chassis is actually ultra thin for the horsepower below the frame. Thereís a GTX 1070 and a selection of Intelís high end mobile processors along with up to 32GB of memory. Despite that the GS63VR is just 17.7mm at its thickest point and has a weight of 1.9kg.

This ultra slim notebook also comes with an RGB keyboard designed by SteelSeries and an advanced ESS SABRE HiFi DAC with 24bit/192kHz Hi-Res Audio. Honestly, this might be one of the best notebooks weíve seen at the show!

OK thatís pretty basic stuff for todayís notebooks but the real star of this show is the display MSI decided to use. Now the screenÖwhat can I say other than WOW. This is a 120Hz panel with a fast 3 miliseconds response time and thereís also an IPS option that natively supports HDR. Even though there isnít all that much HDR content right now, it still looks amazing and it will have you covered for the future too.

So that wraps up our quick tour of some new MSI equipment and while they were showing a lot more desktops and notebooks, we just didnít have time to cover them all. With that being said, you can watch our full video below.

 
 

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