MSI announced the GE60 and GE70 gaming laptops which feature Intel's newest third generation quad core processors and Nvidia's GT650M discrete graphics card. The machines weigh about 5.51 and 6.17 pounds, respectively. In addition to Intel third generation Core i7 quad core processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics, the GE60 and GE70 feature MSI’s TDE (Turbo Drive Engine) technology to give you an extra power boost while running resource-hungry 3D games and applications. The notebooks also utilize MSI's Cooler Boost technology to help keep the system cool and stable. The 15.6-inch GE60 and the 17.3-inch GE70 both feature SteelSeries keyboards, MSI Audio Boost, USB3.0 ports, and a 720p, 30 fps HD webcam.
Extreme Gaming, Extreme Design MSI's GE60 and GE70 gaming notebooks
Slim and light, MSI's GE60 and GE70 are the most powerful and boast the best display performance of any gaming laptops in history. MSI has once again stolen the world spotlight with its latest and greatest—the GE60 and GE70. Under the hood, they feature Intel's newest third generation quad core processors and nVidia's top-of-the-line GT650M discrete graphics card, while tipping the scales at just 2.5 and 2.8kgs, respectively. These NBs meet your need for machines that are both lean and mean. In addition, they sport envelope-pushing SteelSeries gaming keyboards, MSI's own Audio Boost sound solution, and snazzy contoured sport lines. Light and powerful, these NBs will give you the edge in extreme video game competitions.
Taipei—MSI has received high marks from all quarters for its high-end gaming laptops, including being selected for Innovations Honorees at the CES 2012, the IT industry's equivalent of an Oscar. Now, MSI is introducing the GE60 and GE70—the ultimate in next generation gaming notebooks. They feature Intel's third gen quad core processor and new generation Nvidia GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics card. Specially designed to meet the extreme demands of extreme gamers around the world. These killer notebooks also boast awesome peripherals.
Over the top—MSI's newest GE gaming laptop
Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook, points out that MSI's soon-to-be-unveiled, next generation of versatile gaming NBs—the GE60 and GE70 feature sport lines, while weighing in at only 2.5 and 2.8 kilograms, respectively. They are the trimmest and most powerful battle laptops on the planet today and are the top choice of top players around the world (Top player, top choice!). Not only do they feature the epoch-marking processor using 22nm production technology, they also pack Nvidia's latest GT650M discrete graphics card and MSI’s overclocking technology which were key in their breaking 10,000 points on 3D Mark Vantage (P Score). They also come with the innovative Audio boost solution—a world first developed by MSI, AMP (Audio Modulated Processor for earphones), and gold plated jacks, bringing the new generation cinema-grade quality sound to an all-new level.
Incredible performance for incredible graphics
Intel 3rd generation Core i7 quad core processor: The GE60 and GE70, MSI's new generation gaming notebooks, feature the Intel third generation Core i7 quad core processor. This cutting-edge processing platform employs 22nm production technology, currently the most advanced on the planet, enhancing processing performance by as much as 15% over the previous generation, while saving power and optimizing cooling capabilities. To kick up performance a few more notches, the new generation Intel Core i7 processor supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, a technology which automatically allocates processor resources in accordance with processor load, thereby enhancing the core speed of each core to maximize computer performance.
Nvidia's high performance GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics card: The powerful MSI GE60 and GE70 come locked and loaded with the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics card which boasts 2GB GDDR5 of display memory to give it the most advanced hardware. These machines boast over 10,000 points on 3D Mark Vantage (P Score). That coupled with the fact that it supports DirectX 11 and Nvidia PhysX technologies. You will be amazed by the detail in explosions going off all around you, smoke and dust over battlefields, as well as wisps of clouds and rippling water in adventure games.
MSI's TDE overclocking technology: MSI's new generation GE60 and GE70 gaming NBs come with MSI’s own TDE (Turbo Drive Engine technology), so when you're running resource-hungry 3D games, overclocking kicks in automatically to instantly rev up system speeds. The GE60 and GE70 also include MSI's Cooler Boost technology. Simply depress the glowing hotkey above the keyboard to switch on the powerful cooling capabilities to immediately reduce system temperature and increase system stability.
Sport lines a visual cue to the power within
Speed and aerodynamics of a cheetah: The GE60 and GE70—MSI's new generation of battle laptops, weigh just 2.5kg and 2.8kg, respectively. Who says great things don't come in small packages? The sport lines on the cover are reminiscent of a cheetah and represent speed and power. The metalloid chassis is sheathed in the latest laser-etched Color Film Print which is not only looks cool, but also protects against scratching and wear. The red cheetah eye design further layers their aesthetic beauty. Pick the 15.6-inch GE60 or 17.3-inch GE70 as they will give you the edge you need when the call to battle sounds.
MSI Audio Boost solution: To give you unequaled surround stereo sound, the GE60 and GE70 gaming laptops employ MSI Audio Boost solution technology to bring next-generation sound technology to an even higher level of perfection. The audio output employs a gold flash audio jack, which although expensive, is the best conductor there is. It also prevents oxidation, enhances transmission efficiency, and reduces noise, endowing the GE60 and GE70 with crisp, clear, high fidelity stereo sound. In addition, the built-in earphone AMP even gives headsets superior acoustics, so you experience stereo sound to give you a sense of space and directions when playing and no lag when listening to game sounds or when talking with teammates. It doesn't get any better than this.
The ultimate weapons, the ultimate peripherals
Unparalleled professional-grade SteelSeries keyboard: Responding to cries from gamers, MSI got together with gaming equipment manufacturer SteelSeries to create a keyboard for the GE60 and GE70. Not only is the keyboard more rugged, the Windows function key has been repositioned to the right side to reduce the possibility of accidently striking it when you're surrounded by bad guys.
Latest USB3.0 ports: The GE60 and GE70 come with USB3.0 which boasts transfer speeds of 4.8Gbps—10 times faster than USB2.0, so a 25Gb HD film transfers in just 70 seconds. It also provides 80% more power for vastly faster charging speeds for external hard drives, flash drives, and other handheld electronic devices.
Full array of HD features: The GE60 and GE70 sport anti-glare full HD screens which are 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch in size, respectively, for the best possible visuals. The 720p, 30 fps HD webcam gives you smooth video and impeccable resolution when conferencing with friends and family. If you want something bigger than a high definition computer screen for viewing films, the MSI GE60 and GE70 gaming laptops also come with an HDMI 1.4 port, so any type of high-fidelity, high-definition video can be played on your NB, but viewed via a cable on a large-screen LCD television.
MSI GE70 Specs
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate/Professional/Home Premium
DDR3-1600, support up to 8GB
17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M / 2GB GDDR5
USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, LAN
Hard Disk Drive
Optical Disk Drive
DVD Super Multi / BD Combo
THX TruStudio Pro
MSI Audio Boost
802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, Bigfoot Gaming LAN
HD webcam (30fps@ 720p)
6 cells 49Wh
418 x 269.3 x 39mm
2.8Kg (w/ Battery)
Keyboard by SteelSeries, TDE (Turbo Drive Engine), Cooler Boost.
MSI GE60 Specs
15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) LED backlight
802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 Bigfoot Gaming LAN
383 x 249.5 x 37.6~32.3mm
2.5Kg (w/ Battery)
Nice set of features but the battery is a let down. Kepler and Ivy Bridge are very power efficient but sill that does not justify using a 49Wh battery specially not in a 17 inch laptop!
If your going to operate a 17" laptop you realize very quickly it is not going to do much without having it plugged into the wall period. So in all reality the battery on a 17" gaming laptop is kind of a joke there playing on you. Not to mention laptop battery lifetime estimates etc are generally BS unless it is an Ultrabook, netbook, or something comparable.
They didn't have room for a bigger battery either with all those other features they packed in. This is pretty much a desktop replacement so I agree it will be plugged in most of the time.