MSI teases ultrathin 15-inch gaming laptop with "3K" display

By Jos ยท 17 replies
Mar 10, 2014
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  1. MSI has unveiled their latest gaming laptop at this year's CeBIT. Dubbed GS60 Ghost Pro, the company claims it's the world's thinnest and lightest 15.6-inch gaming notebook, measuring in at less than 0.86-inch and weighing in at 4.4 pounds. Aside...

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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

  4. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    Hmm... Now I'm supposed to be saving up some cash for a computer for Star Citizen... but this will be worth a look.
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Awesome a laptop with a 3k display for those times you feel you want to run games at 10FPS with a burning desire to heat your house and melt plastic.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    This is why I love MSI notebooks, they are just such good machines and they have a decent price to performance ratio. I can't wait to see this baby in action.

    Well yea its going to require quite a GPU to run any game at a decent setting and even then since its mobile that makes the requirement even higher. I doubt the price for this is going to be anything laughable though, more likely to make people cry than anything else.
  7. TheLastPanda

    TheLastPanda TS Member Posts: 78   +10

    You have to power every pixel, so I hope the new nvidia chips are as power efficient as they claim. I can't really see a need for this though. Anyone with the need for that much resolution or compute power hopefully has a proper desktop. Otherwise they will have to keep this on a chill mat perpetually plugged in. Although I see Mac pros used for nothing but Facebook so what do I know.
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  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    The only thing that will cry will be the laptop when it burns itself alive and the wallet of the owner and the owner of the laptop will also cry as he see's his money disappear in front of his/her eyes.
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,335   +843

    That's 2.18 cm, really thin but I don't really like the looks.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    I doubt theres going to be any issue with heat as MSI has been building 15 Performance/Gaming notebooks for quite awhile now to great success. The higher resolution screen will not cause heat to be more of an issue although battery life maybe a problem (Albeit, when is a gaming laptop supposed to have good battery life). The GPU might be more stressed than normal on the average things when rendering that screen, however those laptops are tested to handle 100% both on processor and GPU to make sure overheating is not an issue.

    MSI is not Dell.
  11. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    I can think of 1 million reasons why someone would need a resolution like this.
    1920 X 1080 isn't d!ck; its not enough to run browsers side by side and see everything, especially some new sites running in widescreen, or when you run multiple apps at the same time.
    For work purposes this happens a lot, images from our CT scanner here at the hospital make 1080p screens seem like childs play, and docs like to view and work from home all the time. I have dozens of other examples in my head.
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  12. Take my money please
  13. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Don't run games at native if you can't get decent fps then... not ideal but for 2D I'd LOVE the resolution.
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  14. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 365   +113

    Imagine my dismay when I am told to source a MacBook Pro for Managers within my company when all they do is open pdf's and send emails.

    This looks awesome however my experience with gaming laptops has always been that they become obsolete far quicker than desktops, and for the price you can always build a absolutely stonking desktop! That high res screen will be a party trick for playboys with too much money, real life applications of it will be next to none. As already said, the FPS counter will hit rock bottom with the 3k resolution switched on. It is cool though, I wish I was a playboy with too much money! ;)
  15. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    The screen will be cool and I await to see the GPU choice. Since its a 15 inch model, I doubt they are going to be the GTX 780 (Or its replacement) due to space/power concerns (I will be impressed if they do). This may then limit what it can do if it does not have the correct amount of power in the GPU to perform with the screen.

    But you can always change the game Resolution and drop the graphics if nothing else. Most people who buy a laptop know they are not going to be running all games on ultra (Unless you buy a CFX/SLI Gaming Laptop).
  16. rwburnham

    rwburnham TS Rookie

    2,880 x 1,620 is an excellent resolution for a workstation, but that seems like a bit much for a gaming laptop.
  17. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    I'm torn... Liking the potential resolution bump, but it seems like a waste on a 15" laptop screen. While I agree with @amstech that even 1080p is becoming not enough for usable work resolution these days, squeezing more resolution on the same screen can become an eyesight killer. I'd rather keep a 15" screen at a nice readable resolution, and then tag on an external monitor for side-by-side work (which is how I am set up at work and home).

    That's one thing I'm liking about this laptop - drive 3 external screens? Yes please! I could use another 27" work monitor to throw my code on :)
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  18. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    GTX 860M... less than a HD 7790 (referring to the desktop card) in performance from what I can tell.

    Quite low spec relatively speaking but should smash integrated. It might struggle for 1080p with all the bells and whistles for some titles.

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