MSI introduces gaming ultraportable with “3K” display

MSI is showing off a thin and light laptop with  an Intel Haswell processor, next-gen NVIDIA graphics, and a 15.6 pixel display with support for resolutions up to 2880 x 1620 pixels.

That’s not a resolution you see often, and according to Engadget, it’s something MSI is calling “3K.” But it should help show off just what NVIDIA’s new laptop graphics chips can do — cranking out high quality 3D graphics to that many pixels can’t be easy.

MSI GS60 Ghost

The notebook is called the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro, and it measures less than 0.8 inches thick and it weighs about 4.4 pounds. It supports up to an Intel Core i7 processor and supports dual solid state drives and a hard drive bay for large amounts of speedy, quiet storage space.

Other features includes 802.11ac WiFi, 16GB of RAM, and a Blu-ray writer.

The MSI GS60 line includes a number of different models with different graphics cards and different screen resolutions (starting at full HD). The new model with a 3K display and next-gen NVIDIA graphics is expected to launch in April, when it’ll sell for over $2000.

Some models are already available for pre-order.

  • ChicagoBob

    Rather see 16 bit color depth than denser pixels count. I think we are still on 8 bits per pixel for the most part which is a rather sad ratio.

  • CampGareth

    2 kilos? Well that really is light. Personally I don’t think it can be ultraportable unless it’s 13.3″ or lower but that’s personal opinion. I have to wonder how they made it so light though, I mean it needs a beefy GPU and therefore heatsink system to really drive that display nicely, and to run that sort of load for any length of time needs a massive battery. At the same time, if they’re making models with various GPUs they might be using MXM which uses up quite a lot of space.

    Nice to see high res laptops coming though, I’m personally waiting on a 13.3″ 3200×1800 from clevo with a bit of grunt.