Here’s everything MSI announced at CES 2020
That is one funky desktop PC.
It’s time for the latest and greatest in PC hardware at CES 2020, and it’s MSI’s turn at the plate. This year there’s a new crop of gaming laptops with optional 300Hz displays, creator-centric laptops for creating on the go, and some nifty little bits of tech that enable sharing of music, gameplay, and more…
Oh, and there’s the usual crop of new peripherals to go with those new PCs.
MSI just unveiled a ton of new cool stuff at CES 2020
Topping the cool factor is the blacked-out GS66 Stealth Gaming laptop, with all the gaming power you could want inside a stylish exterior that’d look good on any desk. You can get a super-speedy 300Hz screen on this bad boy, perfect for your esports titles.
MSI wasn’t done there though, with a new desktop that looks like a futuristic droid, and a bunch of gaming monitors packed with high refresh rates, RGB and other goodness.
- MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop: This gaming laptop is literally in stealth mode, with blacked-out everything (except for the per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard). It’s packed with a huge 99.9Wh battery to power your games, has an optional 300Hz 15.6-inch screen (yes, that’s not a typo), and Intel’s upcoming 10th Gen H series CPUs and the latest Nvidia graphics. Oh, and a triple-fan cooling system so your lap doesn’t melt under pressure.
- GE66 Raider: There’s two versions of MSI’s flagship gaming laptop, one that’s sedately black (except for the huge RGB lightbar on the front), and one that’s a special edition designed by Colie Wertz, who worked on the Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel franchises. Expect Intel’s 10th-gen CPUs and the latest Nvidia graphics here too, with more ports than the GS66 Stealth.
- MEG Aegis Ti5 gaming desktop: This new gaming-focused desktop looks like Claptrap’s sleeker cousin, with edgy styling and an OLED-equipped dial that can “adjust gaming performance on the fly.” Oh, and it’s 5G-capable, because 5G is the thing nowadays. It’s powered by the latest MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card and the latest Intel Core CPUs.
- MSI Creator 17 Laptop: MSI wasn’t finished bringing the power to gamers, so here’s the first laptop to meet the HDR 1000 standards with a peak 1,000 nits brightness with Mini LED backlighting for superb content, whether viewing or creating.
- MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING 10th Anniversary Edition Graphics Card: MSI’s Lightning range is their flagship amongst flagships, tweaked for speed, looks, temperatures (and historically) overclocking. The triple-fan RTX 2080 Ti is no exception, with some super-customizable RGB and an OLED panel, because that adds like 5 fps, honest.
- Optix MEG381CQR: This ultrawide (21:9) gaming monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate, 3440 x 1440 resolution, and HDR 400, but that’s just the start. See, there’s a small OLED display on the bottom edge that can share information (hello settings that don’t cover your game) and a front camera that can figure out if you’re tired and lower the brightness. I’m going to need to test this out myself, and if it can distinguish a hangover or not…
- MAG342CQR: This is the latest of the 1000R curvature gaming monitors to hit the market. If you don’t understand the “R” part, don’t worry – neither did I until yesterday. Imagine a circle. You all know that “r” is the radius, right? So 1000R is the curve based on a circle with a 1000m radius. There, you learned something today. It’s also got quantum dot tech over the VA panel so you get 1.07 billion colors apparently.
- MAG161: Listen, just because you’ve got a laptop doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a second screen. MSI knows this, with the MAG161 which is a 15.6-inch external monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate and both HDMI and USB-C connectors so most laptops will be compatible. Sweet.
- CK40 Keyboard: This creator-focused keyboard features silent scissor switches and a stain-repellent coating to help keep the keyboard fresh (which is a godsend on a white keyboard, let me tell you). You can connect to your devices via Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz or cable.
CM30 Mouse: Silent Kailh switches rated to 5 million clicks are used in this mouse that’s designed to pair with the CK40’s looks.
- CH40 Wireless Earbuds: Everyone else has some true wireless earbuds, so why not MSI? They’ve got Bluetooth 5.0, pair quickly, and are 5G compatible, whatever that means.
Overall, MSI has definitely shown up at CES 2020, but time will tell if consumers will adopt these products.
- Samsung apparently wants to turn your selfie cam into a keyboard
- Samsung’s new Chromebook is super light and has a 4K AMOLED screen
- Lenovo is working on a foldable laptop with 13″ display
- Dell and Alienware have a new lineup of gaming products at CES 2020