MSI has taken the wraps off of the GT60 2OD-261US, which the company claims to be the first-ever laptop with 3K resolution. Designed for hardcore gaming, this behemoth of a device features a 15.6-inch anti-reflective display with 2,880×1620 (WQHD+ 3K) resolution and an Intel Core i7-4700MQ.
Besides the powerful Retina-like display and processor (which is clocked at 2.4GHz and can reach up to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost), a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics card is found inside the GT60 2OD-261US. Other specs include 128GB SSD with 1TB HDD (7200RPM), 16GB of DDR3L RAM, Blu-ray optical drive, Killer E2200 LAN, Killer N1202 a/b/g/n WLAN, three USB 3.0 ports with one USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, and a 9-cell battery. Windows 8 comes preinstalled.
Though gaming laptops tend to become scorching hot while running graphics-intensive games, MSI claims that the GT60 2OD-261US uses a single fan cooling solution that should keep the temperature at cooler levels. The keyboard is designed by none other than SteelSeries, featuring several customization options, backlighting, and rapid response times. This laptop can also deliver quality sound thanks to the Dynaudio premium speakers with a subwoofer.
MSI also unveiled another laptop with similar specs to the GT60 2OD-261US, with the main differences being in the preinstalled operating system and the onboard graphics card. Known as 2OKWS-278US, it’s a workstation-class notebook that runs on Windows 7 Professional and sports an Nvidia Quadro K3100M GPU.
For $2,199.99, GT60 2OD-261US will be available just in time for the holidays. The 2OKWS-278US will cost more at $2,799.99.