serious on-the-go gamers looking for largest possible screen real estate would have to look towards 17-inch class gaming laptops, but that comes with the inevitable heft and bulk. that won’t be the case with the MSI GS70 17-inch Gaming Laptop, the latest addition to MSI growing mobile gaming arsenal. the GS70 claims the title of the being the thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop with a thickness of just 0.85″ (about 21.6 millimeters) and tipping the scale at 5.73 pounds (2.6 kilograms). powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor with a clock speed of up to 3.4GHz, the GS70 is equipped with a 17.3″ Full HD anti-reflective display and fitted with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB of VRAM that sees to any heavy weight graphics duty.

other under-the-hood features include a generous does of 16GB RAM, Killer E2200 Game Networking, WiFi, SD card reader, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4, a HD webcam, and of course, SteelSeries full-color backlight keyboard with anti-ghost keys. two models are offered, the GS70 2OD-002US with 128GB mSATA SSD and 1TB with Super RAID and the other, the GS70 2OD-001US, also with 128GB mSATA SSD but with a smaller capacity 750GB HDD, less RAID. also packed into its beautiful brush aluminum chassis is a 2.1 speaker system with integrated sub-woofer capable of delivering 5.1 surround sound quality and its GTX 765M is totally capable of supporting up to three external displays via HDMI and mDP ports, and it can even output up to 4K resolution if you have a 4K TV or monitor that supports it.

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rounding up package is a dual fan setup that involves one fan for pulling the heat from the top side and another fan to dissipate them at a 45-degree angle, upward. in this way, not only you can be sure that the laptop will run cool in even in the most intense gaming session, but also cool to touch and not sweating your palms out. available now for $1,799.99 and $1,999.99 for the 2OD-001US and 2OD-002US, respectively.

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