MSI officially introduces their latest prestigious notebooks — the PS42 Modern, P65 Creator, GE75 Raider and WS65 mobile workstation are here!
If you only know MSI as a manufacturer of great gaming notebooks, you have to check out these laptops. MSI has just introduced a whole series of new MSI notebooks, of which only one is from their Gaming lineup.
MSI P65 Creator
The design might seem pretty familiar, as it is essentially the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin with different finishing. The thing to note here is that there are two variants, one features a limited edition pearl white aluminium finish with gold accents, and a standard silver aluminium finish.
Aside from the finishing, the two variants do have some differences in terms of specifications. The white version is actually the higher end variant, with a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB GDDR5 GPU, while the silver variant comes with a lower end GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB GDDR5 GPU. The limited edition pearl white variant also offers better connectivity, with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps) and HDMI 2.0 ports, while the silver variant has to settle for just Type-C USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4 ports.
Both variants of the MSI P65 Creator weigh the same 1.88 kg, and come with a really minimal footprint thanks to the slim bezels around the display. The display runs at 144 Hz on the white variant, while the silver version settles for a 60 Hz display panel. Both laptops are equipped with 16GB of DDR4 2666 RAM and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs.
Pricing wise, the PS65 Creator in white comes in at RM9999, while the PS65 Creator with the silver finishing is priced at RM7799.
MSI PS42 Modern
The MSI PS42 Modern is no stranger, and we have in fact reviewed one of the four variants introduced today. The MSI PS42 Modern is an ultra-sleek 14″ notebook with very narrow bezels around the screen. It offers a good 81% screen-to-body ratio, making for one of the most compact notebooks MSI has ever made.
Despite its compact dimensions, MSI still managed to cram Cooler Boost 3 with two fans and three heatpipes into the MSI PS42 Modern. There are four variants offered here in Malaysia, with the following specifications and prices:
- PS42 8RC 035MY: Intel Core i7 8550U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD – RM5999
- PS42 8RB 431MY: Intel Core i7 8550U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD – RM4999
- PS42 8M 432MY: Intel Core i7 8550U, 8GB DDR4 RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD – RM3999
- PS42 8RB 430MY: Intel Core i5 8250U, 8GB DDR4 RAM, GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD – RM3949
This unconventional notebook is yet another one based on the MSI GS65’s design. Meant for professionals on the go, this is the world’s first thin bezel mobile workstation. MSI does not take the term “workstation” lightly though. Unlike the MSI P65 and MSI GS65, the MSI WS65 comes with a workstation-class GPU, the NVIDIA Quadro P3200 6GB GDDR5.
NVIDIA Quadro graphics offer certified drivers which are optimized to work with various professional applications. This is not meant for gamers or casual users, and the price tag of this portable workstation also reflects that. Priced at RM12599, the MSI WS65 costs a pretty penny, but you do get a beautiful mobile workstation to work on.
MSI GE75 Raider
The only gaming notebook introduced today, the MSI GE75 Raider is MSI’s first 17″ gaming notebook with slim bezels. The 17″ display features a 144 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response to allow for a no-compromise gaming experience.
The MSI GE75 Raider can be configured with either the GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 or the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5. Both variants come with an Intel Core i7 8750H, 16GB DDR4 2666 RAM and a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD and 1TB 7200rpm HDD. There’s also Killer Doubleshot PRO, promising better network connectivity.
The variant with the GeForce GTX 1070 is priced at RM9499, while the GeForce GTX 1060-equipped version is priced at RM7999.
Which variant will you be getting? Let us know!
Pokdepinion: The MSI PS65 Creator looks amazing!