MSI is claiming that it's the only vendor to offer VR-ready gaming notebooks certified by Intel and HTC. The vendor is currently offering five notebooks that are optimized for the HTC Vive.

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These are the first VR-certified gaming notebooks from MSI:

  • GT725 6QF Dominator Pro G 29th Anniversary Edition
  • GT725 6QF Dragon Edition G 29th Anniversary Edition
  • GT725 6QF Dominator Pro G Heroes Special Edition
  • GT80S 6QF Titan SLI 29th Anniversary Edition
  • GT80S 6QF Titan SLI Heroes Special Edition

The first three options in that list feature NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980, with the GT80S offering two GTX 980s in SLI. On its official blog, MSI said that it has worked with "key VR players" to set up a VR lab that optimizes hardware for virtual relaity headsets.

HTC Vive is so far the most demanding VR device yet provides the most immersive VR experience. The hardware standard required to run HTC Vive smoothly is therefore much critical than VR devices. Working closely with HTC from the very first beginning, MSI gaming notebooks are now the only HTC Vive certified gaming laptops one can find in the market.

For smooth and immersive VR experience, both the graphics card and the processor are important. MSI is the first and so far the only brand featuring Intel VR technology which will further optimize the VR experience.

While MSI says that it's the only vendor to get VR certification, any gaming notebook that offers the GTX 980M will be able to power current-gen VR headsets without any hassles.