CES 2020: MSI Shows Off Gaming Laptops, Monitors & GPUs

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As CES 2020 continues on, we stopped by the MSI ballroom and had a chance to see the new wares on display. The large room was chock full of hardware from laptops to desktop with components and peripherals in between. Standing out was the new MSI Optix MEG381CQR Gaming Monitor driven by the new MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 Gaming Desktop. The unique design of the chassis with the OLED “gaming knob” on the front panel set this apart from other cases with its almost wing-like silhouette.

The fancy knob is reminiscent of something seen in luxury cars (think BMW iDrive). It is able to display system information including CPU speed and temperature, change performance modes and control LEDs on the case as well as the Optix Monitor. The parts inside will vary and it can run up to a Core i9 processor, three M.2 2280 SSDs, three drive bays (2x 2.5″, 1x 3.5″), Wi-Fi 6 integrated motherboard, and up to an MSI GTX 2080Ti.

Meanwhile, the monitor is a 38″ IPS 2300R Curved panel sporting 3840×1600 (21:9, UWQHD) resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate. The premium monitor has RGB lighting across the bottom as well as an OLED screen that displays system information similar to the display on the case.

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MSI had too much to stuff into a news article so we’ve included relevant parts of the press release along with images below.

MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop

The latest member of MSI’s lineup of ultraportable, ultrapowerful gaming laptops, the GS66 Stealth now comes with an optional 300Hz gaming display in a muted chassis with a triple-fan cooling design featuring the world’s thinnest fan blades. Combined with a 99.9Whr battery and a muted jet-black look, the GS66 Stealth is the perfect solution for professionals who are gamers at heart.

MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop

MSI GS66 Stealth Gaming Laptop (closed)

MSI GE66 Raider & Limited Edition Gaming Laptops

The choice for gaming enthusiasts, the newest MSI GE66 Raider emerges with a new chassis with cutting-edge technology, including panoramic aurora lighting, 300Hz gaming display and 99.9Whr battery.

MSI GE66 Raider & Limited Edition Gaming Laptops

GE66 Raider will also come in a limited-edition model, showcasing a design developed in collaboration with Digital Artist Collie Wertz, concept art contributor in films such as Star Wars Prequels, Transformers, Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War, and more.

MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 Gaming Desktop

The MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 features the world’s first Gaming Dial design that lets users adjust their gaming performance on the fly using an OLED panel. It is also the market’s first 5G-compatible desktop that boasts the MSI GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti graphics card and the latest Intel® Core for the ultimate gaming experience.

MSI Optix MEG381CQR Gaming Monitor

MSI Optix MEG381CQR gaming monitor streamlines information using various control methods with Integrated HMI technology such as Control Dial technology and a second front-facing HMI OLED display for full gaming immersion. Users will experience significant improvement in operational and gaming efficiency while enjoying complete control.

MSI Optix MEG381CQR Gaming Monitor

MSI Optix MAG342CQR Gaming Monitor

The world’s first gaming monitor with 1000R curvature, the Optix MAG34 Series not only delivers blacker blacks on a deeper screen curve, but also accelerates reaction time for instant fragging. The MAG34 Series features a Super PVA panel and the latest Quantum Dot Technology that is able to display 1.07b colors, delivering brighter images while eliminating eye strain and fatigue.

MSI Optix MAG342CQR Gaming Monitor

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING 10th Anniversary Edition Graphics Card

Built to be dominant, MSI’s GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti Lightning is synonymous with record-breaking performance. The newest LIGHTNING features MSI‘s exclusive TRI-FROZR Thermal Design, which integrates three award-winning TORX 3.0 Fans with double ball bearings for supremely silent gameplay. It also includes some of the most innovative customizable RGB lighting and an OLED displays on the market.

MSI GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti LIGHTNING 10th Anniversary Edition Graphics Card

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