MSI bringing one of everything to Computex

Sometimes it's good for a company to put all of its focus into a single product family, and sometimes it's better to diversify. Judging by the list of products that it's showing off at Computex this year, MSI has chosen the latter. Here's a quick breakdown of MSI's upcoming laptops, desktops, and components.

MSI will display a variety of laptops at Computex. The GS63 Stealth Pro is an ultra-portable 1.9kg laptop that's only 17mm thick. The machine is powered by a Core i7-6700HQ and a Geforce GTX 970M. To keep those components cool in a tight chassis, MSI gave each of them its own thermal module.

Next up are two "VR Ready" laptops. MSI's GT83 Titan SLI has a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches and two GTX 980 graphics cards in an SLI configuration. The GT73 should also meets the performance demands of VR, and is powered by GTX 980M cards in SLI. Finally, there's the GS73, a laptop with an aluminum chassis, a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card, and a SteelSeries keyboard.

MSI will be displaying many desktops and all-in-ones at Computex. There's also something a little unusual, however. MSI's Backpack PC puts a Core i7 CPU and a GTX 980 card into a system that gamers can carry on their backs, letting them experience room-scale VR without the fear of tripping on cables. Meanwhile, the new Aegis Series desktop puts an Intel Core K-series processor into a beast of a case. A button on the front purportedly increases the system's performance by 15%. On the smaller side of things, we have the Vortex, which packs Geforce GTX 980 graphics cards in SLI into a 6.5L chassis. Finally, MSI has upgraded its line of gaming all-in-one PCs. The highest-end model houses a Core i7 processor, GTX 980M graphics, and a 4K display.

MSI has a variety of components and peripherals on the way. The company will have its GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition graphics card on display at Computex. It'll also show off a variety of motherboards, including the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, X99A XPower Gaming Titanium, and the Z170A MPower Gaming Titanium. For peripherals, MSI has updated versions of its Interceptor gaming keyboards and Clutch Series gaming mice. Additionally, the company mentions a Focus Eye Tracking peripheral. Since MSI used Tobii's eye-tracking system in a laptop earlier this year, it's possible that Focus Eye could be an in-house version of that technology. We'll have more information when Computex formally kicks off next week.

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    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Please, MSI… have mercy on my eyes already.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    One of everything you say???

    I’m looking forward to the military class toilet then, and it better come with afterburner!!

    • jihadjoe
    • 4 years ago

    Rightmost picture of that case makes me think of an angry robot looking disapprovingly at someone.

    • Khali
    • 4 years ago

    So, we have a case that looks like one of the small US Postal Service mail boxes that used to be all over town hanging on telephone poles or the side of a building. Next we have one that looks like a art deco bathroom trashcan. Its only missing the foot pedal to open and close the lid. And finally, one that looks something like a AT Scout walker head from Star Wars (closest thing that came to mind but if you imagine legs attached to the base and a pair of laser cannons added in its obvious). All in black with lots of red LED’s tossed in. Sigh, I will pass, yet again.

    • hansmuff
    • 4 years ago

    Surely the backpack PC was built for the upcoming title “Mt. Everest”, where you have a heavy as shit backpack on you and the dangling power cord will serve as a tether line so you get that real mountain feel.

      • DPete27
      • 4 years ago

      Separates the men from the boys

    • ch┬Áck
    • 4 years ago

    I could see that backpack computer working really well if your power outlets were on the ceiling.

      • drfish
      • 4 years ago

      Hold on to that thought…

    • Peldor
    • 4 years ago

    Does the backpack PC actually come with a large enough battery to run desktop hardware? How much does that beast weigh?

      • morphine
      • 4 years ago

      About one Yoda.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 4 years ago

        Pfft, if Luke could do it, I could do it. Biggest pansy he was, carry around Yoda he did

      • nanoflower
      • 4 years ago

      Supposedly the backpack PC still requires you to be connected to regular power so you’ve got a power cable running from the PC to a power outlet. So you can move around while in VR and trip over the power cord, fall and break your backpack PC. Giving the experience of a hard crash in VR and in real life.

        • DPete27
        • 4 years ago

        Now that’s immersion!!!

      • UberGerbil
      • 4 years ago

      No, since they’re motion-tracking you anyway, they can sell you a separate PSU that beams power to the PC. Of course if the tracking is off a bit it may leave the user sterile, but realistically the users of this were never going to reproduce anyway.

        • Peldor
        • 4 years ago

        Agreed, but for those wishing to remain fertile anyway, HP has your back:

        [url<]http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/27/vr-backpacks-are-now-a-real-thing/[/url<] Comes with three batteries on a, drum roll please, utility belt.

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