MSI GE40 14-inch Gaming Laptops with Quad Core Haswell i7′s Start At $1,199

Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by in Laptops, Laptops

MSI G Series GE40 frontLaptop maker MSI has unveiled two new 14-inch laptop models for the companies G Series of gaming laptops. The sleek new laptops are designed for gaming and feature discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 700M graphics and Intel’s newest quad-core Core i7 processors from the Haswell line.

The new models are named MSI G Series GE40 2OC-008US and the MSI G Series GE40 2OC-009US. Both of these gaming laptops share the same design which features Black brushed aluminum with Red devil eyes on the lid. The two notebooks weigh 4.4 pounds and measure 0.87-inches thick. Neither is as slim or light as the new 14-inch Razer Blade, but these two models weren’t really designed to compete with the high-end Blade which is the current world’s thinnest gaming laptop measuring just 0.66-inches thick with a carrying weight of 4.1 pounds.

Photos for the new MSI G Series GE40 line of gaming laptops:

MSI hasn’t announced when the new GE40 gaming laptops will be shipping, but already Amazon.com listings for the new gaming laptops are up and taking orders with first shipping estimates between two and five weeks. The GE40 2OC-008US is the cheapest model at $1,199.99 (MSI’s MSRP is $1,299.99) and it features much of the same things the $1,299.99 GE40 2OC-009US (MSI MSRP is $1,399.99) has with the exception of built-in storage.

The display on both GE40′s is a 14-inch HD+ (1600-by-900) anti-reflective LCD. In the processing department you get the new 4th gen. (Haswell) 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-4702MQ quad-core processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz, 6M Cache) with each notebook. The graphics power is provided by the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M 2GB GDDR5 discrete graphics card which supports DirectX 11 and Optimus  Technology to name a few features.

As mentioned storage is where the two models differ the cheaper GE40 2OC-008US has only a 750GB HDD (7200RPM) while the slightly more expensive GE40 2OC-009US has a 750GB HDD and a 256GB SSD. However when it comes to memory there is no difference between the two models 8GB of DDR3 that is clocked at 1600MHz comes standard.

Below are the full specifications for the two MSI G Series GE40 gaming laptops.

MSI GE40 20C-008US specifications:

CPU
TypeIntel® Core™ i7-4702MQ
Speed2.9 – 3.2GHz
Cache6MB
OPERATING SYSTEM
Operating SystemWindows 8
COLOR
ColorBlack
LCD
Size14″ HD+ Anti-Reflective
Resolution1600 x 900 (16:9)
CHIPSET
ChipsetIntel® HM87
GRAPHICS
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760M
Video Memory2GB GDDR5
AUDIO
AudioSound Blaster
Speaker2
SYSTEM MEMORY
Spec8GB DDR3 1600MHz
STORAGE
HDD Capacity750GB HDD (7200RPM)
HDD InterfaceSATA
OPTICAL DRIVE
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super
COMMUNICATION
LANGiga 10/100/1000
WLAN802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes
SUPPLEMENTAL DRIVE
Card ReaderSD (XC/HC)
WEBCAM RESOLUTION
Webcam720P HD Webcam
I/O PORT
USBUSB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1
ESATANO
Video PortVGA x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1
Audio PortMic-in X 1, Headphone-out X 1
AC ADAPTOR
AC Power AdaptorOutput: 19V DC, 90W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
BATTERY
Battery Pack6 Cells
PHYSICAL SPEC
Dimension13.35″ (L) x 9.42″ (W) x 0.87″ (H)
Weight4.4 lbs
WARRANTY
Manufacturer Warranty2 Years Limited Warranty (Includes 1 Year Global Warranty)

MSI GE40 20C-009US specifications:

CPU
TypeIntel® Core™ i7-4700MQ
Speed3.2 – 3.4GHz
Cache6MB
OPERATING SYSTEM
Operating SystemWindows 8
COLOR
ColorBlack
LCD
Size14″ HD+ Anti-Reflective
Resolution1600 x 900 (16:9)
CHIPSET
ChipsetIntel® HM87
GRAPHICS
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760M
Video Memory2GB GDDR5
AUDIO
AudioSound Blaster
Speaker2
SYSTEM MEMORY
Spec8GB DDR3 1600MHz
STORAGE
HDD Capacity128GB SSD + 750GB HDD (7200RPM)
HDD InterfaceSATA
OPTICAL DRIVE
Optical Drive TypeN/A
COMMUNICATION
LANGiga 10/100/1000
WLAN802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes
SUPPLEMENTAL DRIVE
Card ReaderSD (XC/HC)
WEBCAM RESOLUTION
Webcam720P HD Webcam
I/O PORT
USBUSB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1
ESATANO
Video PortVGA x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1
Audio PortMic-in X 1, Headphone-out X 1
AC ADAPTOR
AC Power AdaptorOutput: 19V DC, 90W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
BATTERY
Battery Pack6 Cells
PHYSICAL SPEC
DimensionDimension 13.35″ (L) x 9.42″ (W) x 0.87″ (H)
Weight4.4 lbs
WARRANTY
Manufacturer Warranty2 Years Limited Warranty (Includes 1 Year Global Warranty)

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