Looking to re-write the rule that seemed to prevent gaming laptops from being anything other than the hulking behemoths of the mobile computing world are MSI, who have just lifted the covers off the MSI GS70 gaming laptop.
A 17-inch model, the GS70 lays claim to being the “world’s thinnest and lightest” in its size category, weighing just 5.7 lbs. and measuring just 1-inch thick.
Of course, it’s what is under the bonnet that counts, and the MSI GS70 looks set to impress with its Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 765M graphics chip and and as much as 16GB of DDR3L RAM.
It’s 17-inch display also looks to impress, running at a full HD 1080p resolution and featuring an anti-glare coating for gaming under harsh lighting.
Housed in a brushed aluminium casing with a full-colour programmable backlit keyboard, the GS70 also makes use of impressive heat dispersion techniques, using a dual-fan set-up to pull heat from the top side of the laptop and dispel it at a 45-degree upwards and outwards angle.
Elsewhere the laptop also sports four USB 3.0 ports, three audio jacks and a 720p HD webcam.
Available now in two different configurations, prices start at $1,799.99.