There is not the slightest problem in choosing a laptop as your center of operations. It’s an increasingly common predilection. These small computers give you more than freedom of movement and play wherever you go. Unfortunately, not everyone is up to it. Let’s take a look at the MSI GT and GS series.
Moreover, the airtightness of a laptop in front of a tabletop raises doubts: do we really know its performance? We can’t guess what the laptop of your dreams would look like, but we can imagine the profile of ours. For asking to be left out.
And so that you can understand it better, we are going to explain it to you taking the GT and GS series of MSI as an example. The GT series is the most powerful of the brand; a laptop from this range will be the perfect replacement for any desktop computer. If you’re looking for something lighter and more stylish, the GS Series is all about you. If you want to know the keys to getting the perfect team, read on.
The most important elements of any computer
When we get our hands on a laptop, we need to stop for a moment to review a series of parameters and elements. The most important of all are the graphics card, processor, and RAM.
The graphics card is responsible for displaying the images on the screen by converting the data it receives into signals for the monitor. There are currently three types of cards. Knowing how to differentiate them is a key point because depending on the type they will perform in different ways.
On the one hand, we have the dedicated GPUs (the most suitable for a gamer notebook). They have a higher speed of calculation: they have been created to process the graphics intensively. They usually have their own dedicated memory, VRAM or video memory, so they work much faster.
On the other hand, there are the integrated GPUs. These cards use the system’s RAM memory, and their performance is much slower than that of dedicated cards. The third type would be a hybrid between the two that assures us a medium price and performance level.
The kings of the graphics card market are NVIDIA and AMD. However, Intel has recently launched its own dedicated graphics manufacturing. If we wanted a notebook that would work at full capacity with the most demanding games, we would need at least an NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD RX 470.
The new GT 75 Titan 8RG notebook comes with a GTX 1080 for a significantly improved gaming experience. If we believe that with a little less we can run, the GT 75 Titan 8RF comes with a GTX 1070 more than enough. The GS 65 Stealth Thin RF is also equipped with a GTX 1070. Both graphs allow you to squeeze the most out of your laptop’s capacity, but they’re not all that matters.
The processor is another element to consider. Also known as CPU (Central Processing Unit) it will carry out all the logical processes that we run on our computer. It would become the brain that coordinates everything else.
Here Intel has absolute power because although AMD also enters the market, its processors are not so popular. Our gamer laptop should be equipped with an Intel Core i5 or higher. The most demanding players will need an i7, a much more powerful processor that gives fluidity to our team.
Continuing with MSI, it must be said that they are very concerned about the quality of their processors. The GS 65 Stealth Thin RF consists of an eighth-generation i7 processor, which is completely sufficient for a good gaming experience. If you’re an even more demanding player, the GT 75 Titan 8RG comes equipped with an eighth-generation i9, with six cores and 12 unlocked wires for overclocking, a whole processing pump.
RAM memory and storage also play a key role in our team. The RAM memory acts as a kind of buffer between the CPU and the hard disk; without it, the equipment should process the data directly on the hard disk, producing the dreaded bottleneck effect and limiting the performance of our device.
To work properly in the gamer world, the minimum recommended RAM memory is 4GB. If we’re looking for an even more powerful computer, we’ll go for 8GB. All this accompanied by good storage. It is highly recommended that the laptop we purchase has a solid state hard drive (SSD). Simply because these discs offer a much faster transfer speed than any other disc.
Thus, in the GT75 Titan 8RG, we find 16GB DDR4 RAM with 256GB of SSD storage. If you’re looking for more storage, in the GS model we mentioned earlier, you’ll have enough; 32GB DDR4 of RAM and an additional 512GB in SSD. A great capacity for everything to go smoothly while we play.
Taking care of the smallest detail
Another key is found in refrigeration. The gamer laptops are equipped with powerful fans, a heat dissipating heat pipes and occasionally liquid-cooled – something rare in this type of computer due to its small size. It is important to rely on a team that takes care of the refrigeration; otherwise, the rest of the elements would lose productivity.
Our laptop needs to be able to withstand overclocking (with knowledge of the facts). This technique is none other than speeding up the CPU clock to achieve greater performance. If we don’t know how to do it properly or our laptop is not ready for it, we could end up toasting the whole equipment.
As we mentioned not long ago, one of the manufacturers that takes the greatest care in cooling their equipment is MSI. And they do it with a technology they have created themselves: Cooler Boost. This technology, adapted to each model, is effective and silent. They are able to extract the heat from each of the components individually. Thus, they prevent heat from remaining inside the equipment, resulting in a loss of efficiency.
Continuing with the models we have been discussing in this article, its refrigeration cannot be overlooked. The GT75 Titan 8RG is cooled with Cooler Boost Titan. This cooling system is made up of a double fan with 11 heat pipes and independent CPU and GPU cooling. Even in the most extreme situations, we have the maximum performance assured.
If you like the GS series better, the 65 Stealth Thin 8RF is equipped with Trinity Cooler Boost technology. It is composed of triple fans with newly designed blades that favor air flow. In addition, four CPU and GPU-centric heat tubes give us peace of mind knowing that effectiveness is assured.
Every good gamer computer should have a good number of internal and external connections. And don’t forget the audio. While it’s good to keep in mind that our laptop has good speakers, we’ll end up buying headphones with built-in microphones that are ideal for any game.
In addition to audio, vision is important. Laptop screens should have a minimum resolution of 1920×1080. That’s the least of it. LED and Anti-Glare panels are also recommended for eye care. MSI laptops have 120Hz screens and even more, such as the GS65, which operates at 144Hz. We don’t have to worry about our game is limited.
The keyboard is another element that should not be looked at from above. It must have an anti-ghosting function, macro keys, a good response time, a correct lifetime and a comfortable composition that allows us to press quickly. All this without forgetting good lighting.
MSI takes great care of this aspect, and without a good keyboard, we would be nothing. The Steelseries that it incorporates in its equipment have all these features but, in addition, they also have their own RGB technology. Through the Dragon Center software, you can control the backlighting and adapt it to the type of game you are going to enjoy.
All this will depend on the design, another important point. When it comes to laptops, ergonomics is above all else. The light, thin and easy to transport equipment is the most sought-after by users.
The equipment must be made of resistant materials, which isolate noise but promote ventilation. In this line, they must have ventilation grilles at key points that allow for correct cooling of the components.
A design model to follow
The design is one of the most important points when buying a computer. We all know that things come through our eyes. The first look is very important, but so is the interior. And from the inside, we have seen that we are more than covered.
MSI divides its equipment into different ranges according to their design and performance characteristics. We found the GL range, with more basic laptops and plastic materials. For users looking for a little more performance there is the GP series and above it the GE series, with metallic finishes and more resistant, with a totally gaming look.
If you’re a truly demanding player, you’ll need to find your perfect team in the GT or GS range. The GT features the most rugged notebooks. They tend to be bulkier and have a greater capacity for expansion. They are the perfect replacement for a desktop computer; capable of offering the same efficiency as traditional, heavy towers.
Looking at the models we have mentioned before, we can see how their design follows the lines of their range. The GT75 Titan 8RG does not hide in its design that it is a straightforward gaming equipment. It weighs four and a half kilos and its large dimensions allow it to be equipped with the best refrigeration and to have no lack of connectivity. Black, silver, and red predominate in a design that remains a classic in MSI.
If we look at the GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF model, we can see what the GS Series promises. A thickness of 1.79 centimeters and a weight of 1.80kg contain everything we have mentioned before. Its design, more than elegant, is far from the classic gaming aesthetic; this time we see black and gold and much less aggressive contrasts.
To follow, we could also look at the GT 75VR 7RF TITAN PRO model. This laptop meets all the parameters we talked about earlier. Starting with the graphics, it is equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 1080 and an Intel Core i7 processor. It has 16GB of expandable memory up to 32GB and consists of 512GB SSD plus an additional 1TB.
The equipment, quite robust, is protected by the Cooler Boost Titan cooling system, designed by MSI, consisting of a double fan and 10 heat pipes.
Overclocking is safe on this notebook, as it is perfectly prepared for it. In fact, thanks to the MSI SHIFT technology present in the Dragon Center, it is quite easy. From this platform, we can also control its backlighting, very complete and according to the needs of every gamer.
It’s also one of the few laptops with a mechanical keyboard, a faster type of keyboard than the (standard) membrane keyboard, a longer lifecycle and individual lighting.
In terms of design, MSI has been inspired by the shape of an arrow to create a dynamic, attractive and aggressive team. The best thing is that they have opted directly for ergonomics; the hand rest has been raised for greater comfort during long periods of play.
It is true that it is a heavy and robust model, but, as we mentioned, if you are looking for something lighter we can go to the GS series, specifically the model GS73VR 7RG STEALTH PRO. This laptop, quite similar to the previous one in performance, is an ultra-thin and lightweight model (weighs 2.4 kg and is 2cm thick) that will allow us to charge it without any effort. Its main difference from the previous one is the graphics, a GTX 1070, more than enough to enjoy any game, and the cooling system, Cooler Boost Trinity.
In today’s article we have given you the keys to choosing a good laptop, but what good would all this do us without systems to put it into practice?
We have already seen that MSI offers laptops at the level of all gamer. Each of its ranges has teams that adapt to the needs of the players, who are never the same. No matter what we are looking for, there will always be an MSI laptop that can help us be the best.
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