What happens when you combine the DNA of a workstation with the form factor of an Ultrabook? You end up with MSI's WS60, supposedly the thinnest and lightest mobile workstation the world has ever seen. The WS60 sports a 15.6-inch display with either an Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) or WQHD+ 3K (2880x1620) resolution in a chassis that measures 15.35 inches (W) x 10.47 inches (D) x 0.78 inches (H) and weighs 4.36 pounds.
MSI is offering two flavors of its midrange Radeon R9 270 GPU, formerly known as the Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition. There is a standard model and one with an “X” after its name. The difference between the two is the X model has slightly higher core and boost clocks, but otherwise the two cards are the same and are both based on AMD’s Pitcairn GCN core, which is a 28nm part that debuted in 2013.
MSI Product Manager Clifford Chun and Associate Marketing Manager Vincent Chen join the podcast
We’ve heard your cries to bring on more industry experts and so we got some special guests from MSI’s notebook division to talk about the current state and future of gaming laptops. Inepisode #228 of the No BS Podcast, the crew is joined by MSI Associate Marketing Manager Vincent Chen and Product Manager Clifford Chun. In the podcast, the two show off some new fancy notebooks for us and discuss numerous topics that include 3K/4K panels on notebooks, why we aren't seeing touch on gaming laptops, laptop modularity, and much more. And because we love you, we even managed to toss them a few of your reader questions as well!
Looking to replace your desktop system with a laptop but weary of the performance you might be giving up? If so, then you owe it to yourself to check out MSI's new GT72 Dominator Pro laptop line. Available in two SKUs, the Dominator Pro is a 17.3-inch laptop that wields an Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor (2.5GHz to 3.4GHz), Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M graphics, and gobs of RAM.
Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can build a in PC well within that time and play Total War: Rome or Rome II on your new component empire. It all starts with a solid foundation, and if you're looking for one, check out today's top deal for an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard for $125 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE34]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This socket LGA 1150 board offers native support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps, and can run multiple graphics cards.
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Is your smartphone nearly as big as your computer monitor these days? Give it a couple of years and you might not be able to tell one of the other. That is, unless you upgrade your monitor. One option to consider is today's top deal for an Asus VE278Q 27-inch Full HD LED Monitor for $200 with free shipping (normally $240 - use coupon code: [EMCPCPW29]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has a fast 2ms response time, 10,000,000:1 ASCR (Asus Smart Contrast Ratio), 300 cd/m2 brightness, built-in speakers, and robust input options (DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI). Should something go wrong within its 3-year warranty period, Asus will cover shipping both ways as part of its Rapid Replacement program.
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After spending all that time putting your system together and strategically routing the cables, it's time to pick an OS. Otherwise, you'll spend long days staring at the BIOS screen -- not so fun. Lucky for you, today's top deal is for Microsoft's Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPDHD97]). Windows 8 caught quite a bit of flack when it first came out, though with the Windows 8.1 release and subseqent updates, it's slowly but surely becoming more friendly for power users.
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Neuroscientists have found that playing video games can actually increase your brain size. And in a separate study, it was found that gamers are more educated and social than non-gamers. So, if you were looking for reasons to justify a graphics card upgrade, 'You're welcome!' Now that you've determined it's acceptable imperative to your health and well being to upgrade your GPU, check out today's top deal for an MSI R9 280 Gaming Video Card for $200 with free shipping (normally $230; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). This puppy barks with 1,792 stream processors, 3GB of GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit bus, Twin Frozr IV cooler, and factory overclocks.
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MSI joins iBuyPower's customizable OptiBoost program
Your options for configuring a name brand gaming laptop from iBuyPower are expanding. As part of what iBuyPower is calling its Optiboost program, select notebook makers are teaming up with the boutique builder to offer customizable laptops. iBuyPower kicked off its Optiboost program last month with Gigabyte, and now MSI is joining the program with five different laptops to choose from.