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MSI Launches GS70 Gaming Laptop, Claimed to be “World’s Thinnest and Lightest”

Today marks the launch of MSI’s GS70, which the company claims to be the “world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch portable gaming laptop”.

It’s being marketed as an ace piece of machinery capable of running even the most demanding games. And all of that power neatly bundled in a less than 1-inch thick block that weights just 5.7 pounds.

“The GS70 has the capability to crush the most demanding games and [has] feather-like portability for on-the-go multitasking or gaming,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US. “We understand the needs of our audience and are committed to delivering solutions that exceed even the highest expectations.”

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The statement might come off as familiar to you. Only a couple of months back in May, computer peripheral maker Razer made the similar claim of having the thinnest gaming laptop with their Razer Blade.

The GS70 is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, accompanied by a Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M graphics chip. The keyboard is by SteelSeries and comes with back-lighting and “anti-ghosting” keys.

In the sound department the laptop features a 2.1 speaker system configuration with an integrated subwoofer. It also has a Sound Blaster Cinema software that is able to deliver “the quality of 5.1 surround sound” from the 2.1 speakers.

Purchasers will get 16 GB of DDR3L memory, along with 4 USB 3.0 ports, 3 audio jacks, a 720p HD webcam and a 17-inch screen that displays images in high-definition at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

All of that in a brushed aluminum chassis.

With such extreme hardware comes the ever gear of over heating. The GS70 is designed to include dual fans and a thermal solution that pulls heat from the top side of the laptop and dissipates it at a 45-degree upward angle.

This behemoth of a system starts at $1,799.

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