MSI debuts new Titan and Raider gaming laptops ahead of Computex
MSI is putting even more power into the hands of gamers with significant updates to its Titan and Raider laptops.
What you need to know
- MSI is previewing a fresh batch of updated gaming laptops and other hardware it'll have on display at Computex 2019.
- The new GT76 Titan (opens in new tab) packs a full desktop-class Intel Core i9 processor.
- The GE65 Raider (opens in new tab), meanwhile, includes a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics.
- MSI's tiny Trident X Plus desktop is also getting a refresh with a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU.
Computex 2019 doesn't kick off until next week, but we're already starting to see just some of what PC manufacturers will be showing off. The latest is MSI, which has a whole load of new gaming products to show off, including solid updates to its Titan and Raider laptops.
MSI doesn't dive deep into details on either laptop, but the powerhouse of the two will be the new GT76 Titan. The laptop now comes with a full desktop-class Intel Core i9 processor with eight cores and 16 threads and the ability to overclock up to 5.0GHz. Complementing the powerful processor is NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, and MSI is aiming to keep things cool with a combination of four fans and 11 heat pipes.
Of course, with this being a gaming laptop, there are plenty of extra bells and whistles when it comes to lighting. Along with an RGB backlit keyboard, the GT76 Titan also comes with underglow lighting to give it a bit of extra illumination while you're tearing through AAA games.
Next up is the GE65 Raider, which also comes with a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processor on board. That's paired with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics options, all of which are packed into a more compact form factor than the Titan. MSI also touts a 240Hz display with thin bezels, along with improved ventilation and Killer Wi-Fi 6 for solid wireless connections.
If desktops are more your style, the compact Trident X Plus will also be on display with a 9th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. All of this is placed within a 10 liter case, so you won't be taking up too much room on your desk.
Finally, MSI has a new Optix MPG341CQR ultra-wide display with a 140Hz refresh rate and RGB lighting.
There's no release date or pricing information for any of these products at the moment, but you can expect them to be fairly expensive. The current GT75 Titan, for example, comes in at a price of $2,900 or more (opens in new tab). The Raider, meanwhile, will cost you upwards of $2,500 (opens in new tab).
MSI's latest Titan may not be available just yet, but you can get your hands on the current version of the powerhouse gaming laptop for around $2,900.
Similar to the new Titan, the latest version of the Raider isn't available just yet either. However, you can check out MSI's current lineup for some fittingly powerful laptops.
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