MSI has been producing gaming notebooks and notebooks designed for other tasks for years. The company has unveiled a new gaming notebook and a new workstation notebook today that both have high-resolution 3k screens. Both machines have a 15.6-inch screen. Both also have a native resolution of 2880 x 1620.
The gaming notebook is GT60 20D-261US and it uses an NVIDIA GTX 780M video card with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The workstation version of the machine is the GT60 20KWS-279US and the only real difference is the use of an NVIDIA Quadro K3100M GPU. Both machines use the same Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor.
That CPU operates at up to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost technology. The notebooks also feature Killer networking technology with a Killer E2200 game networking LAN interface and Killer N1202 wireless networking. Both machines also have a Blu-ray drive, with the workstation version burning and reading discs. The gaming version only reads discs.
The gaming version of the notebook computer runs Windows 8 for the operating system and the workstation uses Windows 7 Pro. Both machines have full color LED backlit keyboards made by SteelSeries. The notebooks also have Dynaudio Premium Speakers w/ Subwoofer. The gaming version of the notebook sells for $2199.99 and the workstation sells for $2799.99. Both are available now.
“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.”