MSI has announced the launch of three new models to make use of the updated 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series chips, as well as the newly launched lineup of NVIDIA RTX Super laptop GPUs. Two of these, the GS66 Stealth and GE66 Raider, will be targeted towards the gaming spectrum while the third, the Creator 17, will focus on the content-creation domain.
MSI GS66 Stealth
Featuring a less flashy design, hence the name, the 15.6-inch laptop features up to an Intel Core i9-10980HK on the CPU. The GPU choices include NVIDIA RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.
The slim design necessitates the usage of the Max-Q GPUs despite utilizing the new Cooler Boost Trinity+ system designed with 0.1 mm fan blades. It also features some of the best in class per-key RGB keyboards.
The display refresh rate has been amped up to 300 Hz, starting with the base 144 Hz and mid-level 240 Hz, all at 1080p resolution and IPS grade panels.
An NVMe storage of up to 1 TB is offered by MSI, along with Wi-Fi 6 on the Intel AX201, Ethernet featuring the Killer E3100, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, and three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports.
The new GS66 Stealth is available for pre-order today starting at $1599 and will be shipping on April 15th.
MSI GE66 Raider
A meaner version of the GS66 Stealth in design, it features a panoramic RGB light bar on the front, boasting a 16.7 million colour gamut.
On the internals, the GE66 offers pretty much the same specs as the GS66 Stealth, with a CPU up to the Comet Lake-H flagship, the Core i9-10980HK, and 32 GB RAM. The GPU options are a little more powerful with the RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Super GPUs being options, due to the bigger size of this laptop. The higher-end though still uses the Max-Q version of RTX 2080 as the thermals are not manageable otherwise.
The display is again a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS, with either a 240 Hz or a 300 Hz refresh rate available. This laptop offers something called the Killer Double Shot feature, with the Killer E3100 Gigabit Ethernet coupled with the Intel-based Killer AX1650 wireless to provide better connectivity. It has no Thunderbolt 3 support, unlike the Stealth, even though it sports a USB-C. The laptop is powered by a similar 99.9 Wh battery as well.
The GE66 Raider will be available on April 15th starting at $1799.
MSI Creator 17
Noticing the increase in demand for beefy computers by an ever-growing creator market, MSI has decided to further its presence by offering a content-creator-targeted laptop, the Creator 17. This features the first-ever Mini LED display on a laptop.
The display has been given specific focus with models starting at a 144 Hz 1080p IPS display with sRGB on the base models and going all the way to 4K resolution with P3 color gamut and HDR1000.
The mini LED also offers 240 zones of local dimming, 1000 nits of brightness and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The laptop also features a user choice between the DCI-P3 and the P3 D65 variants in the color space, with a per-unit factory calibration verified by CalMAN.
The CPU side features only the option of a Core i7-10875H (eight cores; sixteen threads; 5.1 GHz boost). The GPU front consists of the GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, and the flagship RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.
The models support up to 64 GB of RAM, with MSI shipping it with 16GB DDR4 on the base models and 32GB DDR4 on the higher end. Since creators also need plenty of storage, MSI is shipping up to 2 TB of NVMe storage along with a micro SD slot and Thunderbolt 3 port for external storage. This Thunderbolt port can also be used to charge the laptop as well as charge external devices with up to 27W of power provided.
The MSI Creator 17 is up for grabs on April 15th starting at $1799.