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MSI’s GS75 Proves Powerful Gaming Laptops Don’t Need All That Bulk

As much as I love beastly, no compromises gaming laptops like MSI’s GT75, sometimes just thinking about systems like that makes my back hurt. I mean, who wants to carry around a 10-pound notebook that needs not one, but two massive power bricks just to get optimal performance? Read More >>

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MSI’s Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate

When MSI released the GS65 last year, it took a risk. Instead of making something massively powerful like the GT75, MSI swapped out its typical red-and-black colour scheme and focused on a thin-and-light to create a more portable, but still fast all-rounder. And as a result, the GS65 became the company’s best selling laptop of 2018. But for 2019, MSI is leaning heavily on a refreshingly old school information source to help improve its systems: feedback from users...and feedback in the laptops themselves. Read More >>

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MSI’s GS65 Stealth is a Gaming Laptop Made for Adults

Shouty RGB lighting and aggressive red and black paints jobs can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re a teenager or someone who thinks putting lots of Xs in their gamertag makes them seem edgy. But at some point, it’s time to grow up. Now that doesn’t mean you need to cut out video games completely, don’t be silly. After all, everyone is a gamer now, with people ages 36 and up representing 45 percent of the total US gamer population. Instead, maybe just consider buying gaming gear that doesn’t look like you’re hosting a one person rave every time you turn it on. Read More >>

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MSI’s GS63VR Is a Perfectly Balanced Gaming Laptop

A couple months ago I reviewed MSI’s GT75VR, and even though I respect how hard it is to cram desktop-level components, ridiculously loud speakers, and a custom mechanical keyboard in a laptop body, gigantic 17-inch systems like that don’t really do it for me. That’s because weighing in at almost 10 pounds and measuring 2.3-inches thick, the GT75VR doesn’t really deliver the portability I expect from a gaming laptop. With a starting price of £2,599, it sure as hell ain’t cheap either. But the GS63VR Stealth Pro is a whole ‘nother story. It’s slim, it’s sleek, and it’s got one of the most colourful RGB keyboards out there—all starting at £1,479. Read More >>

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I Took Cover in The Division Using Just My Eyes and It Gave Me a Glimpse of Future VR

Though the cover shooter felt revelatory back in the days of the original Gears of War, it's now a tried-and-tested formula that's started to feel a bit rote. Not only has it become a go-to basis for most third-person action games, the actual mechanic has barely evolved, and has never really mimicked the reality of ducking gunfire. If an alien grunt or Nazi trooper was gunning for me in real life, I'd hope for a more elegant safety procedure than having to use two sticks and a button on a control pad to to turn and move my body towards somewhere I could tuck my squishy head away out of danger. Read More >>

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Review: This Laptop With a Mechanical Keyboard is Delightfully Crazy

I'm typing this on a laptop with a real keyboard. Real, as in without the compromise in size, tactility or function that you've come to expect in laptops. I don't really know how to express how strange that is. Read More >>

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This Gaming Laptop With a Mechanical Keyboard is So Gleefully Insane

Convertibles? Whatever. Ultrabooks? idgaf. A damn huge laptop with a mechanical keyboard built right in? Now we're getting somewhere. Read More >>

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This Laptop Can Voltron With its Dock for an Extra Graphics Boost

If you want a laptop that can play graphically intensive games, you're in a tough spot. Generally you can opt for something crazy expensive but portable, or something hulking and a little but cheaper. MSI's new GS30 Gaming Shadow notebook offers a middle ground: Take a slim laptop on the go, and plug into a power-tower at home. Read More >>