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MSI launches GS40 Phantom series Gaming Notebooks

MSI is well-known for its gaming laptops and today it is revealing its brand new GS40 Phantom series of notebooks, based on Intel’s latest generation Skylake processors and Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics chips all packed in to a powerful 14-inch form factor, bringing you a truly capable gaming experience on the go. The jump to the Core i7 6700HQ processor provides a 20 per cent performance boost over the previous Core i7 4720HQ, while also being 50 per cent faster than other U-series Core i7 chips.

It packs a decent punch in the graphics department as well, with the GTX 970m, which delivers pretty solid performance at 1080p, as shown by some of our previous gaming notebook reviews.

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The best part is, as you can see from the image above- we already have one. We are currently in the process of making an exclusive preview of the GS40 Phantom soon, ahead of the full review, which will come a bit later.

The GS40 Phantom comes with Windows 10 installed by default, it also comes equipped with a PCI-E Gen3 SSD capable of pushing speeds of up to 2200MB/s, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2133 MHz, and an ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC for superior sound quality. Overall, it is shaping up to be a bit of a beast. Stay tuned for our preview coming soon, which will go in to more detail on the laptop itself.

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KitGuru Says: MSI has proven itself many times in the gaming notebook market. Are any of you currently in the market for a gaming laptop? What do you think of the GS40 Phantom so far? 

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