MSI's GS Series Laptops Shed the Bulk, Deliver the Gaming Goods



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I would be interested in seeing a comparison between the new gaming laptops in the ultrabook form factor (i.e. Lenovo Y50, Gigabyte P35k, Razer Blade, ect..)



Way way way too expensive! And companies like Dell, Asus, MSI, Lenovo, Clevo, etc wonder why PCs and gaming laptops are not selling? Gee, let me think... LOWER YOUR PRICES!! The ultimate common sense for sales is that you as a provider of a tech product depends primarily on selling a product that is affordable by the vast majority of your consumer base - the middle income bracket! This is one of the primary reasons why the smart tablet and smart phone markets are exploding. That's because a much higher percentage of the general working population can afford to buy them. Less than 10% of the consumer market can actually afford to buy a $1500+ gaming PC or laptop. If the PC makers do not rethink their sales strategy fast, the gaming PC and gaming laptops will be a distant memory within the next few years...



I travel a lot and I like to game, so I have a gaming laptops. You can find a decent one or refurb for $8-900 bucks. Usually I pay about $1100-1300, but the specs usually come with less RAM, no SSD, lower range GPU, screen may not be 1080p etc. I have had an ASUS G74 for 2 years now with 560m and 8 gb. Its time to upgrade, and after lugging this 8 lb beast with power brick around, it will be worth it to me to save up to get one of these newer, thinner, less weighty laptops with peppy specs.


Peanut Fox

I'm not sure if you're trying to say that there are no laptops, or desktop less than $1500, or that no one should bother to make a system that will cost more than an iPad.

I don't believe that less than 10 percent of the consumer marker can afford to spend $1500 dollars on a gaming machine if they wanted to. In fact the number sound like it was plucked completely out of thin air. Almost anyone who subscribes to TV/Cable/Phone pays more than that a year for access to that content. Weather those same people are interested in such a system is another matter entirely.



Granted, not everyone has $1,500 to $1,900 to drop on a laptop, but it's not like MSI is robbing anyone here. These are well equipped machines with quad-core processing, 12GB-16GB of RAM, the latest generation GPUs, solid state storage, and a few other amenities, all wrapped in an Ultrabook-like shell. Simply put, they cost more because they offer more.

MSI also offers more affordable gaming laptops. One example is this GE70 Apache for $1,100 on Newegg. It's a 17.3-inch laptop with a Core i5 4200H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, GeForce GTX 860M graphics, Windows 8.1, and so forth. Even cheaper is the GE60 for $1,000 - 15.3-inch display, Core i7 4700MQ CPU, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, GeForce GTX 765M, Windows 8.1, etc.

To me, it seems silly to blast MSI for expanding its product line to include higher end models.



I'll agree the asking price for the 15" model is pricey. Most companies start this tier at $1300.

But the other point to make, most people don't buy computers to play games on. Shocking, isn't it? And you don't need to spend $1500+ on a gaming rig to get really good quality settings. You can get away with a really good build at $800