MSI Announces a 3K Gaming and a 3K Workstation Notebook
Subject: General Tech, Systems, Mobile | December 5, 2013 - 02:47 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: WQHD+, msi, 3K
High resolution displays are very nice to have especially when you are looking at text and symbols (or edges of 3D geometry). WQHD+ is one of the resolutions classified under the 3K moniker with dimensions of 2880 x 1620. It has slightly more pixels than 1440p.
MSI has launched two notebooks with a 15.6" display in this resolution: one gaming and one workstation. Both laptops are remarkably similar except for a few key differences.
Both laptops include:
- Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU (2.4 GHz w/ 3.4 GHz Turbo)
- 16 GB RAM
- 15.6" 2880x1620 (16:9) display
- 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
- Killer E2200 networking (yes, the workstation too)
- Killer N1202 a/b/g/n wireless (yes, workstation too)
- SDXC card reader
- HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 3.0, etc.
- Backlit Keyboard from SteelSeries
The GT60 2OD-261US (Gaming) also includes:
- Windows 8
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M GPU (4GB)
- Blu-ray reader
The GT60 2OKWS-278US (Workstation) instead includes:
- Windows 7 Professional
- NVIDIA Quadro K3100M (4GB)
- Blu-ray recorder
These laptops are currently available at two price points: $2200 for the gaming version and $2800 for the workstation. Press release after the break!
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City of Industry, Calif. – December 5, 2013 – 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. For more information about the 3K gaming laptop, workstation or the entire line of G series notebooks, please visit http://www.msimobile.com or www.usgaming.msi.com.