MSI Launches New GP Series Business Notebooks With Dedicated Graphics

Subject: General Tech, Mobile | September 30, 2013 - 10:30 AM |
Tagged: msi, gp70, gp60, gaming notebook

Today, MSI unveiled its new GP series of notebooks aimed at business professionals that want a work machine that can also handle multimedia and gaming workloads. Specifically, MSI is launching one 17" GP70 and two 16" GP60 notebook SKUs which vary slightly in terms of storage, screen resolution, and processor (and the GP70 being physically larger). The new GP series notebooks are available now at various online and brick-and-mortar retailers with a starting MSRP of $899.99.

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MSI's GP70 gaming/professional laptop.

The GP series laptops have Intel Haswell processors, NVIDIA GT740M graphics, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and up to 750GB (GP60) or 1TB (GP70) of mechanical hard drive storage options. Further, all GP series notebooks are equipped with 720p webcams, SteelSeries gaming keyboards, multi-touch trackpads, and gold plated audio jacks backed by a headphone amplifier. IO on the various GP SKUs includes two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two audio jacks, one Gigabit Ethernet LAN jack, one SD (XC/HC) card slot, and HDMI video outputs. The laptops all have 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless radios.

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The MSI GP60 laptop.

At the low end is the MSI GP60 2OD-052US which includes an Intel i5-4200M CPU, up to 750GB of HDD storage, and a 15.6" display with a resolution of 1366x768. The MSI GP60 2OD-072US bumps the specifications up a bit to an Intel i7-4700MQ processor and a non reflective 1080p 15.6" display. Meanwhile, the MSI GP70 offers up to 1TB of HDD storage but has a 17.3" anti-glare display with a resolution of 1600x900. The laptops range from 5.29 to 5.95 pounds.

The following chart (courtesy of MSI) breaks down the individual SKUs in more detail.

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The MSI GP series is available now with starting MSRPs of $899.99 (GP60 with i5), $1,049.99 (GP60 with i7), and $949.99 (GP70) respectively. It is nice to see more notebooks coming out with dedicated graphics, especially in the business sector where laptops tend to be less 'flashy'.

 

Source: MSI
September 30, 2013 | 11:02 AM - Posted by Grant..... (not verified)

It is not a business laptop if it ships with a non-Pro OS like Win 7 Home Premium. :facepalm:

September 30, 2013 | 02:28 PM - Posted by Terminashunator (not verified)

Pro Windows Really doesn't matter. You can do nearly everything identically on either OS. Unless you need 32Gb of ram.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare#T1=tab01
So if you need Windows XP mode, Domain Join, or Network Backup then yes you need Professional. Otherwise, don't gripe over something you won't buy.

September 30, 2013 | 09:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I got an HP laptop with a quad core i7 and a descrete GPU for around $740.00! the screen is 1366x768 and it is low glare! It has most of the high end features at less than the low end MSI's price, and windows 7 Pro pre-installed! I do like the network backup, but really network backup should be part of any windows OS by default, but M$ needs more money to throw away on things like TIFKAM, ME, Vista, ZUNE and... Yes business people need Windows XP mode, Domain Join, and Network Backup. Businesses still run lots of XP related code, and other Business related stuff that does not require fixing what is not broken, for the sake of change and M$ getting more of most companys' already meager profits! Oh! yes and the HP also comes with the SUSE Linux OS, so I know that my computer has the necessary Linux drivers, come Windows 7 EOL!

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