Now that Intel’s launched its 4th-generation Core processors, PC makers are starting to roll out new computers sporting the powerful new “Haswell” chips. One of the first out of the gate is MSI, which is using Intel’s new chip to power a premium portable notebook aimed at gamers.

The MSI GE40 is a notebook with a 14 inch screen, an Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor, and NVIDIA Geforce GTX760M graphics. It’s available from Amazon for about $1200.

MSI GE40

MSI’s new laptop features a 14 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel matte display, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, and a 128GB mSATA solid state disk.

Weighing 4.4 pounds, it’s pretty light for a gaming laptop, but since the notebook measures 1.14 inches thick it’s a little too chunky to count as an ultrabook.

It also only tops out at about 3 hours of battery life when you actually use the notebook for gaming, but you should get a bit more run time if you’re watching videos or just surfing the web.

Basically the MSI GE40 looks like the company’s answer to Dell’s Alienware M14x gaming laptop.

via Engadget

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8 replies on “MSI introduces 14 inch GE40 gaming laptop with Haswell CPU”

  1. I have to agree about the screen.
    Why couple the rest of that great hardware with a lackluster display?
    Those graphics can easily handle whatever panel you put in there.

  2. In short, low DPI TN screen trash. They should take a hint from Google Pixel.

    1. 1600 x 900 14″ is actually not too bad on the DPI, but yeah, TN is junk. And at this price, I’d rather have the Chromebook Pixel.

      1. I think the Pixel is not the machine you use play Windows games but I share your pain for seeing companies selling 1600×900 screens in 2013. At least it’s a matte one. That’s an improvement.

        1. On their web site they have two variants HD+ 1600×900 and FHD 1920×1080. So thats an advantage over New Razer Blade or M14x.

          1. If either of those screens has viewing angles in the 176-178 degree range, those would be OK.

        2. I don’t have a problem with the 1600×900 14″ screen DPI. The only thing I wouldn’t like is the TN technology, which I assume this is, though I don’t know.

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