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MSI Launches First Gaming Laptop with ‘3K’ Screen Resolution

07
Dec
2013

It might be a bit early to get a 4K TV, but gamers who want to immerse their eyes in pixels can dive in with what computer manufacturer MSI calls the first 3K resolution gaming laptop, GT60 20D-261US, which went on this week, starting at $2,200. The pixel behemoth features a 15.6-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2880 x 1620 pixels. (Following the logic that 4K or UHD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 — almost 4,000 pixels across — MSI is claiming 3K, as its screen is almost 3,000 pixels across.)  If that isnt enough, you can add three more monitors. This is the first laptop to support NVidias Surround technology, allowing the laptop to work with three external monitors, through the laptops single HDMI port and two mini-Display ports. The GT60 sports other enhancements the company says are useful for a gaming machine. The keyboard has programmable keys and backlighting, as well as an adjusted layout that enlarges certain keys and moves others that might get in the way while gaming. It has three solid-state hard drives working as a Super Raid 2 array for quicker data reading and writing, MSI says. It also has MSIs Cooler Boost 2 technology, which the company states will provide 15 percent better cooling than the companys previous gaming laptop, along with a 25 percent reduction in the laptops noise level.  MORE: 10 Best Online Game Sites and Apps Other notable features MSI extols include the Killer DoubleShot Ethernet and Wi-Fi adapters to reduce latency for online gaming (so you can keep up with other players in fast-paced games). There is also MSIs NOS system, which will draw power from both the laptops battery and wall current at once when plugged in, improving performance by 10 percent, according to MSI. It also features an i7-4700MQ Haswell processor from Intel and the NVidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics card with 4GB of RAM. MSI calls the GTG0 the first 3K gaming laptop. However, the MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch has an even higher resolution, at 2880 x 1800 (versus MSIs 2880 x 1620). Since Apple does not label the MBP as a gaming laptop, MSIs claim is technically correct — perhaps first PC 3K gaming laptop would be more accurate, though.  MSI also makes a mobile workstation with the 3K screen, the GT60 20KWS-278US, which sells for $2,800. You can find details at MSIs website. Follow Kevin Ohannessian at @khohannessian and on Google+ . Follow us @tomsguide , on Facebook and on Google+ .  The Tech Challenges to Photorealistic Games What Is 4K TV? Top Holiday Gift Ideas 2013 Copyright 2013 Toms Guides , a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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