MSI Debuts The World’s Thinnest, Lightest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop

MSI Debuts The World’s Thinnest, Lightest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop

Razer’s Blade Pro gets its first serious competition in the small form-factor gaming laptop category in the form of MSI’s GS70, a 17-inch gaming laptop that’s only .85 inches thick and weighs less than six pounds. My god.

When hardware manufacturers begin battling over who can make the thinnest gaming systems, everybody wins. Not only is the GS70 slightly thinner than the recently-renamed Razer Blade Pro, it weights almost a pound less and doesn’t have the odd Switchblade touchpad interface dealio making things all confusing. It’s also cheaper. And more powerful. With a ton more storage space. Just look.

Of course the newer Razer Blade 13-incher is still slimmer, but it’s also a 13-incher. If you want a big, portable screen, then this is what you should be looking at.

“The GS70 has the capability to crush the most demanding games and the featherlike portability for on-the-go multi-tasking or gaming,” stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US via official announcement. “We understand the needs of our audience and are committed to delivering solutions that exceed even the highest expectations.”

That’s just f***ing beautiful, and to think — this is only the beginning of this battle. By the time the smoke clears we’ll be playing BioShock Infinite on computers so thin they fit in a Trapper Keeper. Also, Trapper Keepers will make a comeback for some reason. That’s how awesome this is.


  • Who woulda thought that one day laptops would be as thin as an Ethernet plug? This thing is nuts…

      • True. I meant in this particular model. The Ethernet is the biggest plug on that side. I wonder if they could have shrunk it even more if they didn’t include it.

  • Impressive specs, although I suspect battery life may not be as good as the Razer. But given that there’s a $1500 difference in the RRP, this seems the better choice on paper. Can’t wait to see the reviews…

    • It doesn’t have to be rainbow-coloured like that, you are able to have any single colour or combination you like. So it can be less “blingy” or more depending on your preference.

      Backlit keyboards are actually pretty handy IMO.

  • It’s actually decently priced.. that’s the biggest surprise for me.

    However, no touch screen (I know it’s a gaming laptop and not a hybrid) means I will never be able to justify buying this.

  • That looks like a tempting option. Been casually toying with the idea of upgrading my Asus G73, but haven’t really found any appealing options performance/price wise until this.

    Also: WTF is a trapper keeper?

  • Why do gaming laptops always look so horrible?


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