Unveiled last week the MSI GE40 gaming laptop has started shipping. The MSI GE40 is the new 14-inch gaming laptop from MSI and the laptop is the most portable gaming laptop the company offers today. Weighing just 4.4 pounds and measuring under 1-inch thick the MSI GE40 gaming laptop is one of the most portable new Intel Haswell based gaming laptops.
Featuring a unique Black Aluminum lid with a Dragon Eyes design the MSI GE40 gaming laptop is styled to cater to PC gamers. However even if the styling doesn’t suit you the hardware features included with MSI GE40 should please any gamer looking for a relatively portable gaming laptop. Powering every MSI GE40 model is the 2.20 GHz Intel Core i7-4702MQ (6M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz Turbo Boost) quad-core central processor from the 4th gen. Haswell family.
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The GPU included with all MSI GE40′s is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M which has 2GB of GDDR5 dedicated video memory as well as DirectX 11, Optimus Technology, PhysX, 3D Vision and more.
With every available MSI GE40 you also get a lot of pre-installed RAM, 8GB of DDR3 clocked at 1600MHz to be exact. The memory on the GE40 gaming laptops can be upgraded by owners, you can replace the two sticks of RAM included with the GE40 with up to 16GB (8GB x 2) of DDR3 RAM if you wish. The design of the GE40 allows users to easily access RAM and the storage drives through the bottom of the laptop.
At this time there are two particular MSI GE40 models available for immediate shipment. There is the MSI GE40 2OC-008US and the MSI GE40 2OC-009US. The two models are equipped with much of the same features except when you look at the storage drives featured with either model. The MSI GE40 2OC-008US comes with a 750GB HDD (7200RPM) and the MSI GE40 2OC-oo9US comes with two drives a 128GB mSATA SSD and a 750GB HDD (7200RPM).
Pricing for the models isn’t bad for either of the available MSI GE40 models, MSI GE40 2OC-008US is $1,199.99 and the MSI GE40 2OC-009US is $1,299.99. The performance advantages of having two storage drives, one being a SSD used as the main OS drive, make the GE40 2OC-009US the favorable model and with only a $100 difference the decision to go with that option should be too difficult if you want the best out of the box performance.
You can order your MSI GE40 gaming laptop from Newegg (008, 009), Amazon (008, 009), or XoticPC to name just a few available online retailers. Newegg and Amazon have both MSI GE40 models listed at the retail prices mentioned above. Xoticpc on the other hand has only the higher-spec. GE40 2OC-009US model and they are selling it at a 3% discount ($1,260.03).
The discount offering by Xoticpc is attractive, but the upgrade services the company offers for the GE40 (and a lot of other different gaming laptops) are even more attractive. For extra money Xoticpc is offering to upgrade your GE40′s CPU, cooling system, RAM, storage (add extra SSD and/or HDD), optimize your SSD, install better networking adapters, and so much more. All upgrades are optional so you can pick what you want Xoticpc to do to your GE40 in accordance to your budget.