MSI has unveiled two new high-end GT60 notebooks featuring 3K resolution displays, the gamer-oriented 2OD-261US and the workstation-class 2OKWS-278US. Both machines come equipped with the same 15.6-inch WQHD+ 3K display operating at 2,880 x 1,620 and are powered by Intel’s Core i7-4700MQ Haswell processor.
In fact, the two machines have quite a bit in common as the only major difference is the operating system and GPU. The gaming machine ships standard with Windows 8 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPU while the workstation model comes equipped with Windows 7 Professional and an Nvidia Quadro K3100M GPU.
The pair both use a 128GB SSD alongside a 1TB, 7200 RPM hard drive, 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory, a Killer E2200 network card and a Killer N1202 a/b/g/n wireless card. A Blu-ray disc drive also comes standard, as does an assortment of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. HDMI 1.4 is also along for the ride as well as a 9 cell battery.
Fully configured, the machines measure 14.97 inches x 10.24 inches x 1.77 inches and weighs in at 7.7 pounds. With the SteelSeries Full-Color Programmable Backlit Keyboard and Dynaudio Premium Speakers with Subwoofer, pricing starts at $2,199.99 for the gaming version and $2,799.99 for the workstation model.
Either way you slice it, that’s a lot of coin to throw down for a notebook but it would appear that MSI in hoping the 3K display is enough to sway curious buyers their way.