New MSI GE73VR and GE63VR Raider gaming notebooks pack a punch

MSI GE73VR GE63VR launch
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Hot on the heels of the GT75VR Titan, MSI has unleashed two new mid-range gaming notebooks—the GE63VR and GE73VR Raider. The powerful VR-ready notebooks boast 7th gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, a 120Hz display and SteelSeries RGB backlight keyboard.

MSI is the first company to introduce a multicolour keyboard with adjustable individual keys. As each gamer has his own preference, they can now customise the colour of each key to their liking.

GE73VR Raider

The 17-inch monster is packed with a GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5), coupled with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. Out-of-the-box you’ll get 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 7200rpm SATA drive.

The 17.3-inch anti-glare Full HD display delivers 120Hz wideview 94% NTSC colour gamut, and 3ms response time, and with Direct X 12 support.

As expected from a MSI notebook, it simply checks every single checkbox be it in the graphics, cooling, connectivity or audio department. There is enough acronyms to create a bible, but this of course, is great for gamers who want an all-rounder.

Audio is undeniably an essential part of the gaming experience. MSI doesn’t skimp here—the GE73VR gets a new giant speaker set by Dynaudio coupled with Nahimic Sound. It’s 3x larger than its predecessor, with 10x more chamber space for clearer treble and deeper bass.

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Keeping things cool is a 31-blade fan, four dedicated GPU and CPU heatpipes that give you 20% better airflow.

And there’s so much more including Killer Gaming Network E2500 ethernet LAN, Killer WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, multi-format card reader, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI, mDP 1.2, USB 3.1 Type-C, and audio port.

GE63VR Raider

The GE63VR has all the goodness of its bigger sibling but is packed in a more compact 15.6-inch chassis. The display is a similar anti-glare Full HD unit with 120Hz wideview 94% NTSC colour gamut and 3ms response time.

It comes with 128GB SSD + 1TB SATA storage, with a similar Intel Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce GTX 1060 combo.

Pricing and availability

The duo is available for pre-order from now until 24 August 2017 from the MSI Authorised Online Store, 11street MSI Authorised Store, MSI retailers and retail partner Harvey Norman.

  • MSI GE73VR 7RE – MYR7,499.00
  • MSI GE63VR 7RE – MYR7,199.00

Both devices come with Windows 10 Home Plus with ODD, and come covered with a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.

BTW, there’s also a pre-order bundle offer, where you’ll get a MSI Cluth GM70 gaming mouse (worth MYR650) with each purchase of either the GE73VR or GE63VR.

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