- Windows 8.1
- The 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
- Thinnest & lightest 17" gaming notebook
- Enthusiast level NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GDDR5 3GB discrete graphics card provides great performance and ultra image quality
- The "SHIFT" features brings you total control over the system?s balance between performance and temperature
- SteelSeries Engine to customize every key and devices for personalizing your play style
- Keyboard by SteelSeries with LED back light and solid feedback design
- XSplit Gamecaster for easily recording gaming moments, broadcasting and sharing live gameplay sessions to YouTube, Twitch, UStream and more
- Exclusive Super RAID 2 with 3 SSD RAID0 gives over 1500MB/s reading speed (optional)
- Sound by Dynaudio
- Dual fan thermal cooling system
- Killer Double Shot Pro (Killer Gb LAN + Killer 802.11 a/c WiFi) with Smart Teaming
- Matrix Display with max 3 displays to expand the vision for extreme gaming experience or multi tasks
Insanely Powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Discrete Graphics Card with GDDR5 3GB VRAM
The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M Series brings extreme, next-generation graphics performance to serious gaming notebooks. As the first graphics solution to reach a score over 9,000 in 3DMark 11, the GeForce GTX 970M delivers extremely fast and fluid gameplay at the highest settings and resolutions in a lightweight and portable design.
The whole new feature "SHIFT" brings you total control over the system's balance between performance and temperature. Switch between profiles "Sport", "Comfort", and "Green" to find the perfect balance between system performance and temperature. SHIFT is activated by the FN + F7 hotkey combo, or via the Dragon Gaming Center.
- Sport - Runs CPU and GPU at the highest frequency for maximum performance.
- Comfy - Limits GPU frequency to level 1. Maintain GPU temperature at a maximum of 89 degrees C.
- Green - Disables Intel Turbo boost and limits GPU frequency to level 2. Control CPU and GPU temperatures at a maximum of 85 degrees C.
Stunning Storage Speed
The first Super RAID design - one notebook with two mSATA SSD RAID 0 (128GB or 256GB) units, is yet another world first courtesy of MSI. Two mSATA SSDs and one HDD can be installed in the same laptop without the need to expand the size of the laptop, increasing read, write, and saving speeds.
Double Shot Pro with Smart Teaming
The Killer Double Shot Pro supports both Killer Gb LAN and WiFi 802.11ac dual band protocol and average latency improvement is 3.5 times than others who support 802.11ac as well. It also has Smart Teaming function which will be operated by Killer Network Manager to optimize the bandwidth usage combined with WiFi and Gb LAN at the same time.
SOUND by DYNAUDIO
To satisfy consumers desire to experience high quality sound effects, MSI partnered with top audio brand Dynaudio, which has a devoted aspiration for ?Authentic Fidelity? to meet this demanding standard. It equips the MSI GAMING-Series gaming notebook with top-notch audio features, creating a realistic sound and immersive effects. Any high quality stereo source is transformed into true-to-life, multi-channel sound. No need to purchase extra speakers, wires or speaker stands to appreciate room-filling sound.
The MSI Audio Boost design enhances the output sound detail and sound stage by 30% more. The gold flash audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized headsets AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, characterized by low noise and low distortion, to greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail.
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Enhanced Wrap around Sound
All MSI gaming laptops this year feature upgraded Sound Blaster Cinema 2 wrap around sound, making the already cutting-edge Sound By Dynaudio 2.1 channel sound system, even better with optimized software solutions in particular for wrap around sound, human voices, virtual bass, and low quality audio sources. Sound Blaster Cinema and MSI's superior sound system complement each other exceptionally well.
CUSTOMIZE Your Game Style
SteelSeries Engine is an app that transforms your keyboard in to a lethal gaming weapon. Here, you can customize each individual key, create different macros, manage keyboard lighting and customize the keyboard to your liking.
Friendly UI design
The SteelSeries Engine is easy to understand by using pictorial representations of devices along with basic drag-and-drop techniques to assign key presses, complex macros, device profiles and buttons. Also features intuitive macro creation with customizable colors, fonts, and names for everything.
Every key can be customized to hot key as you want!!
Every gamer can easily customize every individual key as hot key to personalize his own play style, greatly increase the convenience on key usage.
Quickly launch Apps from SteelSeries Engine with just One Click!
Gamers can freely choose any key as launch application button, no longer need to click the mouse for Apps start.
4 keyboard layers options!
There are 4 layers for gamers to set 4 usage scenario or game. Not only that, while playing the game, gamers can easily and quickly switch layer, such as a chat screen with friends. Communication with friends is not interrupted!!
Intelligent keypress macro capabilities
There are virtually unlimited keypress macro creation capabilities. Anything you can do on a mouse or a keyboard can be programmed along with specific event timing. You can even program mouse events into keyboard macros. Your macros will be running at a high priority in your computers Operating System, yet it does NOT interfere with your real time actions during gameplay.
Create your own text macro
Besides keypress macro, SteelSeries Engine also can create the text macro for gamers' talk. By this way, gamers can have simultaneously multi-party conversation and do not waste time in doing repetitive typing.
KLM (Keyboard light management)
Depending on your mood and desires, you can choose from more than 1,000 color combinations and five different scenario modes for the keyboard, enabling you to be the coolest gamer at any LAN party!
Unlimited profile possibilities
Profiles are sets of macros, button assignments, and device configurations that are frequently used together. An unlimited number of profiles, with customizable names, can be stored in the SteelSeries Engine. It provides predefined profiles for common games which can be used directly or as templates for your custom macros.
Statistics to analyze and improve
Whether you're playing an FPS or editing in Photoshop, being better and more efficient is something we want to help you achieve. Use the Statistics module to record your keyboard or mouse actions. Then review the peripheral heat map, which shows with both color and numbers the frequency of your key or button presses. You can then use this information to fine tune your macros as well as your key and mouse button assignments to optimize your tools to play (and work).
Freedom to Play
SteelSeries Engine will automatically recognize what game you are playing and open your saved profile(s) for that game. You can create your own profiles for other applications and then have SteelSeries Engine open the corresponding profile when you start up your application.
The Real Deal: A Keyboard All Gamers Desire For Gamers
Exclusive keyboard positioning and golden triangle layout offers a better gaming experience.
Show Off or Just Make for Fun with the Best Live Streaming App Ever
XSplit Gamecaster lets you easily record your gaming experience and broadcast it live to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.
It?s simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it.
Dual Fan Thermal Cooling System
Stay stealthy and cool with the quiet yet efficient dual fan thermal cooling solution for optimal airlow. The automated cooler boost feature intelligently increases airflow during extreme gaming sessions to keep you cool in the heat of battle.
Expand The Vision
Matrix display features MSI innovative design with 3 external screen display capabilities, allowing you to output to 3 displays simultaneously using HDMI 1.4, and mini Display-Port 1.2 port. Users can work with multi-task at same time.
Handle the big screen with support of up to 3840 x 2160 resolutions to watch your movies or play your games in true HD when connected to an HDTV.
A Must-have Engine for Gaming
The latest 4th generation quad core processor platform, representing superior performance over previous generations. The CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more powerful. Additionally, the GPU performance of 2D and 3D visuals, is even more noteworthy, with an average increase of over 30%. There have also been significant advances in user experience and battery life.
- CPU - 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
- OS - Windows 8.1
- Chipset - Intel HM87
- Memory - DDR3L,up to 1600 MHz, slot 2, max 16GB
- LCD Size - 17" Full HD (1920X1080) , Anti-glare
- Graphics - GeForce GTX 970M
- Graphics VRAM - GDDR5 3GB
- HDD (GB) - Up to 768GB Super RAID 2 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
- Optical Drive - BD Writer / BD Combo / DVD Super Multi
- Audio - Sound by Dynaudio with subwoofer, Support 7.1 channel S/PDIF output, Exclusive Audio Boost technology, Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
- Webcam - Full HD type (30fps@1080p)
- Card Reader - SD4.0 (XC/HC)
- LAN - Killer DoubleShot Pro Gb LAN
- Wireless LAN - Killer DoubleShot Pro 11ac
- Bluetooth - Bluetooth v4.0
- HDMI - 1(v1.4), Support 4Kx2K Output
- USB 2.0 port - 0
- USB 3.0 port - 4
- Mini-DisplayPort - 2, Support 4Kx2K Output
- Mic-in/Headphone-out - 1/1
- Line-in - 1
- Keyboard - Full-color backlight SteelSeries keyboard
- AC Adapter - 150W
- Battery - 6-Cell Li-Polymer (5400mAh 60Wh)
- Dimension - 418.5x287x21.8mm
- Weight (KG) - 2.66Kg (w/ Battery)