MSI Lays Claim to First 3K Gaming Laptop, Also Unveils a 3K Mobile Workstation

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vrmlbasic

If they can put a 3K monitor into a laptop then why can't I buy one for my desktop?!

MSI, you have the capabilities to enter into an untapped market: desktop monitors that don't have a resolution from the last decade.

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insaneserenity

Here is the biggest problem, discreet graphics. What that means is in three years it is worthless. I have a desktop replacement I bought in Jan 2010, it kicked the crap out of every game back then. Now? It sucks. I agree 100% on the mobility part, but lets use real actual desktop hardware that can be replaced when it gets out of date, not everything on one board doomed to outdatedness. I am sitting with a $1800 system with a sensational monitor and a blu ray player that has zero chance of being able to play the newest games only 3 years down the road. Make these things a bit bigger, use desktop parts, and you get great screens with upgrade ability so you know you aren't going to feel like crap in a few years.

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Jacob Stanbery

Though they don't have 3K monitors yet, MSI does have their GT70 line with a 17" screen, so there's your "bigger." As for upgradeability, both the CPU and graphics card are replaceable in them. Though not officially supported by MSI, people have upgraded previous generations' models to have GTX 780M cards.

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Engelsstaub

Ten and a half minutes tops per full charge. ;)

I love these asshole-word verifications that take ten and a half minutes to crack because there's no visual difference between a capital letter and a lowercase one.

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yammerpickle2

I used to carry a mini tower, keyboard, mouse, and flat panel in a suitcase when I was on the road. However, it sucked when waiting in an airport or on a plane. So yeah I'd like a nice gaming laptop, but have yet to pull the trigger on one.

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ThomFrost

Only thing that's missing is two Nvidia GTX 780's in SLI mode and a 17.3" or better display.

If this was a 18.4"+ 4k screen, two Nvidia GTX 780's and 2 Western Digital Blacks (120Gb SSD and 1Tb drive in one)in raid 0, I would so be pulling out my wallet right now.

The weight of it is not to much of a concern to me would weight a lot less then a tower, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc...
Battery for the most part on laptops like these I consider being like a built in UPS, just gives me enough time to save my stuff and shut it down properly.

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legionera

Does it come with an extinguisher? MSI laptops are like ovens when it comes to heat.

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devin3627

you cant get a 3k monitor for that price alone.

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jason2393

I'll wait for a 4K laptop. I'll use it for work, video, and web browsing at 4K, then step it down to 1080 for gaming. I'm a bit tired of the odd new resolutions being churned out. There are far too many of them.

Also, I've never really gotten behind MSI's gaming laptop style. The laptop pretty much screams "I'M PLAYING GAMES DURING BUSINESS HOURS!"

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Jacob Stanbery

Is there any word on when their GT70 line will get an upgraded screen?

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Ghost XFX

"....available now for $2,200 and $2,800, respectively."

I could build a killer rig for that kind of money.

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ThomFrost

LOL this is for someone like me that goes to lan party's and plays games with 30+ people.
Its much easier to carry around a laptop then a tower, keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc.....
The one I have I have 2 1Tb drives I have my games stored on.
Even though it could be considered a desktop replacement its meant for people that like to game outside of the house.

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bigrigross

And the most idiotic post today belongs to Ghost XFX. How many times do people have to say this to people. This is not for someone who has a desktop. This product is for people like me who are always on the road for their job. Lets see you lug your rig around to every hotel, trust me it gets annoying. Bought an Origin laptop and looking at this to replace it.

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CyberCam

WOW bigrigross! Not everyone is so well informed as you are in desktop replacements. Sure GhostXFX was thinking one dimensional on price alone, but you didn't have to attack the poor guy. Hats off to ThomFrost for at least explaining himself without being condescending and so aggressive, was that really necessary?

Congrats to you for being able to "work your butt off" and achieve your masters. I too am fortunate and blessed to be able to have reached my academic goals and run a successful business. Please keep in mind, not everyone, has that opportunity.

I don't know you from a hole in the wall, but if you anything like the way you write, your people skills seem to be lacking. I don't know I may be way off, but it seems you have forgotten, basic manners & and little human decency.

You were correct with your information, but your delivery was down right inhuman. Keep in mind there are real people on the other end of your venomous attacks. The whole thread would have probably ended if you would have removed that first sentence.

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devin3627

money is the main idea to Ghost XFX. you expect people to think whats going on inside your head. look at "Theme (narrative)" on wikipedia. Ghost XFX is probably someone low-income and all he see's is treasures for cheap. he's happy with what he can get that does the best job, look most PC gamers. i do agree with ghost, people who talk about wanting to sit on their bed to use a laptop irritate me. its like buying a cushion toilet seat.

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bigrigross

Sit on their bed??? What hotels have you been to. Every hotel I stay at has a desk and thats where I put it. And also, this is called a mobile workstation not a laptop. There is a difference. Laptops are light and mobile, this is only mobile. They call these things desktop replacements for a reason. So his point is still invalid and no, most PC gamers do not look for cheap. Cheap gets you a fried PSU along with the rest of your hardware. This is a premium product, not some acer special. People have entitlement issues. They want everything but for cheap just like those idiot fast food workers who want minimum wage doubled lol.

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devin3627

you are right, this suits the traveler or the one-the-go person who is productive and able to use the device which pays off in their way of life.

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legionera

Well, not all have rich parents like yours. I envy you.

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bigrigross

Wow, the fail is strong on this one. Sorry, havent lived at home since 18 and currently paying off the 43000 dollars I owe for my Bachelors and Masters degree. Its called a job and yes I do spoil myself sometimes with nice toys like these. Its a perk of working my butt off all through college to get a very nice job. Hours and travelling sucks, but mobile laptops like these so I can game makes life so much better. So please, before you use the whole spoiled kid, rich parents insult, please do it in a more intelligent way....

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devin3627

okay, we understand now. you aren't someone who sits in grandma's basement all the time. and you also have proven you were able to back up your points. bigrigross wins.

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Innomasta

i hear ya Ross. There have been a few LAN's i considered going to but then i looked at my 27" and my full tower and thought to myself; NEVERMIND.

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Innomasta

i hear ya Ross. There have been a few LAN's i considered going to but then i looked at my 27" and my full tower and thought to myself; NEVERMIND.

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DiegoKErmit

Oh My God... Pure Sexyness!!! *drools*