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MSI GE66 Raider Dragonshield Limited Edition is coming to Computer Lounge

2 Mar 2020

This year MSI is releasing several new models of its most popular laptops. The GE Raider, GS Stealth and Creator 17 are all getting refreshed with new specs and features. We recenlty had a sneak peak at these new models and got to check them out in person.

MSI - One of The Best Gaming Laptops Provider

In the world of gaming laptops MSI sits in the upper tier of the rankings. MSI is a world-leading gaming brand, and one of the most trusted brands chosen by competitive eSports athletes. Their notoriety has come at the price of a decade of experimentation, trailblazing, and consideration for both the practical and aesthetic needs of gamers. 

In 2020, Auckland’s premier online computer store Computer Lounge will be welcoming the newest MSI gaming laptops into their range: The MSI GS66, and the GE66 (both Standard and Limited Edition). The information available directly from MSI is very limited, and they’re keeping many of the tech specs under wraps, but there are some things that we know:

GE66 Raider - 300 Hz Gaming Laptop

The MSI GE66 Raider is designed for hard-core enthusiast gamers and comes in both a Standard (Aurora) and Limited Edition (Dragonshield), distinguished by the artistry adorning the outside of the Limited Edition. The MSI GE66 Dragonshield has an exterior designed by Colie Wertz, the digital artist responsible for machinery designs that can be found in Iron Man, Transformers, and even Star Wars. 

The GE66 will be one of the most attractive gaming laptops of 2020, featuring a screen with a refresh rate of up to 300Hz and per-key RGB lit keyboard. The lighting on the GE66 Raider is taken to the next level with panoramic (Aurora) lighting across the front of the chassis. A huge 99.9Whr battery (the largest approved by the TSA for laptops) accompanies room for the latest Intel 10th gen processor, and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX SUPER graphics will join the team too. 

GS66 Stealth - Ultra-Thin with Super Performance

The GS66 sports a similar cohort of components and the same great battery capacity and blazing-fast 300Hz display. The GS66 will still be shipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics cards as well as a Intel 10th generation CPU.

The main difference between the two models is that the GS66 is a premium low-profile performance gaming laptop. The GS66 also boasts the latest in I/O with a USB C-type Thunderbolt 3 port which can also charge the laptop.

The build quality of the GS66 Stealth has been greatly improved upon from the last generation. The keyboard has 30% more travel in each key. The hinges in the laptop have been strengthened so that it can lay flat at 180 degrees with greater durability. The new Dynaudio sound system has 2-sided passive radiator speakers that have been repositioned for a more immersive experience. The coolest improvement in build quality comes from the laser-etched fans which now have blades that are just 0.1mm thin and improve on the airflow from the previous generation.

Creator 17 - Get The Best Picture with the 17" Mini LED Display

Another new model we’re very excited about is MSI’s new Creator 17 with a 4k UHD HDR Mini LED display. The Mini LED display gives  the display a much greater contrast than regular LED displays. We’re expecting HDR content to be shown with greater performance thanks to the 240 different zones on regular LED displays and a brightness rating up to 1000 nits - that's 2x more than most other laptop's displays. The display is rated to 100% of the DCI-P3 range and is certified by Calman color calibration solutions.

The tech specs are still under wraps, but we are expecting a USB-C type Thunderbolt 3 port with support for 8k displays and 27W charging. An added bonus is the SD card reader with speeds up to 624MB/s to help content creators transfer photos even faster.

If you would like to be one of the first to get this laptop in New Zealand, head to the Computer Lounge Laptops page to keep an eye on their options for pre-ordering  or contact the experts at Computer Lounge today.


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Reader Comments

Release date

Hey guys, I get that things are a bit chaotic currently but any indication on when these laptops will be available in New Zealand? Cheers