MSI introduces new laptops for gamers and creators
The menu has great hardware with the latest components from Nvidia and Intel.
The CES 2023 ballet is still in full swing, and today MSI enters the dance. The Taiwanese manufacturer is today introducing a new edition of its catalog of gaming PCs doped with the latest generation of Intel and Nvidia hardware.
The most powerful models (Titan GT and Raider GE) will have the latest version of the current hardware with a portable RTX 4090 graphics card and an Intel i9-13980HX CPU. But, as expected, the latter will be considerably more restrained; it can only go up to 5.2 GHz, while the maximum frequency of P-cores is announced at 5.6 GHz. The main limitation for not providing a fire extinguisher with a machine whose power budget has already reached 250 W is…
To justify this monstrous hardware, the two machines will offer very high-end displays. As we mentioned in the previous article, the Titan GT will have the world’s first 4K 144 Hz Mini-LED panel. Raider GE, in turn, will carry a 16:10 QHD + 240 Hz panel.
Katana, Sword, Pulse and Cyborg: the game ecosystem works well
In the gaming segment, MSI offers more reasonable devices than these war machines. All Katana, Sword and Pulse models will receive a significant upgrade with RTX 40X0s and 13th Gen Intel Core.
The manufacturer takes this opportunity to announce the arrival of a new model: the Cyborg 15. It stands out above all because of a special design choice: its chassis is partially transparent! A detail that will probably evoke a little nostalgia among the charmers of the first watch.
This is a 15-inch machine positioned in the mid-range segment. The machine is equipped with an RTX 4050 or 4060, but unfortunately the i7-12650H processor is still a generation behind. The slab is also not transcendent; it’s a 1920×1080 144 Hz FHD display, which is a bit light for a gaming machine of this size. If the price is consistent, it could be an interesting model to play away from home without breaking the bank.
A good move for Stealth
There’s also something new in the Stealth series, which brings together both thin and powerful machines. MSI announces the arrival of the Stealth 14 Studio and Stealth 16 Studio, two slim laptops designed primarily for content creators.
In all cases, these will be brand new Intel CPUs. The 16-inch model will be able to upgrade to the i9-13900H, while the 14-inch version will be able to upgrade to the i7-13700H. The two machines will also be equipped with a new portable RTX 40X0 graphics card (from 4050 to 4070) and will be able to carry up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM. High-flying hardware for really promising devices that can compete with the excellent Zephyrus G14 from Asus.
For fans of the 15- and 17-inch formats already available in the Stealth range, don’t panic; these models are also updated with latest generation equipment. As a bonus, the Stealth 15 will even have a 240Hz OLED display with a response time of less than 0.2ms! A special case, since other Stealths will have to make do with IPS QHD+ (2560 x 1600) or UHD+ (3840 x 2160) panels in 16:10 format.
Workstations for professionals and utilities for everyone
Those looking for a luxury creation experience will have another option: the Creator Z series. Designed primarily for professionals, MSI explains, these machines are entitled to high-end performance. According to the manufacturer, it will now be “the most powerful laptop for creators on the market. However, we have to wait for the exact benchmarks to be known as the firm is yet to release the technical data sheets.
Finally, for those simply looking for a reliable, efficient and easily portable utility, the Prestige ultraportable series has also had a makeover. The new 13-inch model doesn’t even weigh 1kg on the scales, but now packs a 75WHr battery. For a model of this caliber, this will certainly result in more than 10 or even 12 hours of battery life.
It also offers very impressive connectivity for a device in this category. Judge for yourself: a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm jack, a microSD slot, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and even a USB-A port. It’s a real blessing to know that the 13-inch models are particularly stingy at this level.
The new 14- and 16-inch models will even have dedicated RTX 40X0 graphics cards. A somewhat interesting choice, knowing that the autonomy argument would probably fall by the wayside in this context; if necessary, it might be more interesting to opt for the Cyborg 15 or Stealth model.
All these models are expected next February. However, the price has not yet been announced.