MSI launches new Coffee Lake-H gaming notebooks; pre-orders start today
MSI officially launched three new gaming notebooks that are powered by Intel's new Coffee Lake-H mobile processors today. The list includes the new light GS65 Stealth Thin, a refresh of its GT75 Titan, and its new GE63 Raider RGB.
Specifically, the pre-orders will start from today and will end on April 15, 2018. However, the pre-orders will only apply to both the GT75 Titan and GE63 Raider RGB. Regarding the GS65 Stealth Thin: MSI's new ultra-thin gaming notebook will only be available for direct purchase from April 16, 2018 onwards.
GS65 Stealth Thin
The GS65 Stealth Thin was the highlight of the launch today. Featuring an ultra-thin and ultra-light form factor like the GS63VR and GS73VR, the notebook is fitted with Intel's 8th Gen Core i7-8750H CPU and up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
On the GPU side, consumers will be able to choose between an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q discrete GPU. Besides that configuration options, the GS65 Stealth Thin will come with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and a 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display with a 120Hz refresh rate and response time of 7ms. Sadly, that same display will not have G-SYNC support.
As mentioned earlier, the GS65 Stealth Thin will not be available for pre-order. Instead, MSI will make the notebook directly available for purchase on April 16, 2018. It will retail for RM9,699 for the model with the GTX 1060 and RM10,688 for the GTX 1070 with Max-Q variant.
The GT75 Titan that we saw at the launch here is essentially the same as the model that was released last July. The big difference between the model we saw today and its predecessor is its CPU: the new GT75 Titan comes with the top-of-the-line hexa-core Intel Core i9-8950HK mobile processor.
Beyond that, the choice of specifications include a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, dual GTX 1070 in SLI, or a single GTX 1080. The 17.3-inch display also comes in two configurations: a UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS panel for the SLI GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, or a FHD 120Hz display for the single GTX 1070.
As mentioned earlier, the GT75 Titan is already up for pre-order via 11Street, and the model with Core i9 configuration will be available for purchase at RM21,999. In addition, those who pre-order the machine will also received a pre-order gift: an MSI-themed Steelseries Siberia 200 series headset.
GE63 Raider RGB
Last but not least on the list is the GE63 Raider RGB notebook. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the notebook SKU is actually close to a year old. What's the difference between this model and its previous iteration? For starters, this one's (obviously) got a new Intel Coffee Lake-H Core i7-8600H CPU, along with a whole lot more RGB LEDs built into it.
Like the GT75 Titan, the GE63 Raider RGB comes with the same display configuration options. In the case of its GPU configurations, consumers will be able to choose between a GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070.
Unlike the GT75 Titan, the GE63 Raider RGB can be pre-ordered online via Lazada. Consumers who pre-order will also receive a limited edition gift, which is a limited edition Lucky Dragon doll. Bear in mind, both the pre-order bundles for the GT75 Titan and GE63 Raider RGB will only be able for as long as stocks last.
You can also pre-order the gaming notebooks in person: all you need to do is to visit any one of the official MSI partners listed here.
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