updated 01:51 pm EDT, Tue May 6, 2014
MSI GS60 Ghost Pro boasts 3K-resolution display, Nvidia GPU
MSI has started to ship its GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and GS70 Stealth Pro gaming notebooks in the United States. The larger GS70 Stealth Pro, a follow-up to a notebook released last year, offers a non-reflective 17.3-inch Full HD display, while the GS60 Ghost Pro, revealed in March, opts for a smaller 15.6-inch screen with a higher WQHD+ 3K resolution of 2880x1620.
Both Windows 8.1 notebooks use a quad-core Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor clocked at 2.4GHz and 3.4GHz under Turbo Boost, with 16GB of RAM and graphics driven by an Nvidia Geforce GTX 870M GPU. The systems also have Killer E2200 Ethernet connections, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an SD card reader, Dynaudio Tech speakers and subwoofer, HDMI 1.4 outputs, a 720p webcam, and a full-color backlit keyboard with anti-ghosting technology.
MSI GS60 Ghost Pro
Despite the similarities, there are still some core differences between the two ranges, aside from size and screen resolution. The GS60 weighs 4.4 pounds and has three USB 3.0 ports, while the GS70 has four ports and weighs a heavier 5.7 pounds. Both offer a Super RAID configuration of two 128GB SSD drives and an extra 1TB hard drive, with the GS60 also providing the cheaper option of one 128GB SSD and the 1TB hard disk. The GS70 provides the option of expanding the Super RAID to three 128GB SSD drives with the same 1TB extra storage.
MSI GS70 Stealth Pro
The GS60 Ghost Pro is being sold for $1,999 with one SSD or $2,099 with two, while the GS70 Stealth Pro is shipping for the same prices with two and three solid state drives respectively.