Win an MSI GE62 and Limited Edition GT Omega Gaming Chair!

As one competition ends, we’re right back and ready to rock with an even bigger one! We’ve teamed up with the awesome people at MSI and GT Omega Racing to give you all a chance to win an incredible prize bundle. Not only can you win a powerful gaming notebook, but you’ll also get a comfy gaming chair to sit in too!

The MSI GE62 is well equipped, featuring a 15.6″ display, Core i7 processor, GTX 960M graphics, SteelSeries keyboard and so much more; this is a great device for gaming at home and on the go. The GT Omega Racing Chair is a little special too, featuring a custom MSI theme that’s so rare, you can’t actually buy one anywhere, making this competition that little bit more exciting.

We want to say a massive thank you to both MSI and GT Omega for putting up these prizes. I’m sure you’re all eager to win, so hit up the link below and get your entries in. Good luck!

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MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro Gaming Laptop Review

Introduction


MSI’s GT and GE gaming laptop range have been a phenomenal success due to the feature-rich package, astonishingly-high build quality, and affordable pricing compared to the competition. The combination of class-leading components in a cool and quiet chassis creates a wonderful laptop experience which legitimately rivals large full-tower PCs without having to make too many concessions. Furthermore, each unit is designed with portability in mind opting for a sleek profile and surprisingly light weight even with the battery installed. MSI’s design team managed to maintain a slim profile without impacting on battery life or cooling proficiency. As a result, the final build is perfectly balanced and feels like a meticulously planned piece of equipment.

The latest addition to MSI’s gaming laptop series, is the GE62 6QD. This model features Intel’s latest Skylake mobile architecture and high-bandwidth DDR4 memory. In this particular configuration, the unit is bundled with an i7-6700HQ, 8GB DDR4-2133MHz RAM and the remarkably efficient GTX 960M chipset. This works splendidly with the 1920×1080 PLS panel and provides enough graphical horsepower to tackle demanding 3D tasks. In terms of storage, the laptop includes a 128GB M.2 boot drive, and 1TB 7200 RPM mechanical data disk. As you might expect, MSI incorporates an expansive software suite containing tools to monitor the core components or stream like a professional with the free 1-year XSplit license. Overall, the main specification and premium extras make the GE62 6QD an exciting prospect and I expect to see fairly impressive benchmarks given the reasonable price point.

Specifications

  • Name: MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro
  • Case: Brushed Aluminum Laptop Chassis
  • Processor: 4th Gen. Intel Core Skylake i7-6700HQ (2.6GHz Core, 3.5GHz Turbo)
  • System Memory: 1x8GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • Main Boot Drive: Toshiba 128GB M.2 SSD
  • Additional Storage Drive(s): 1TB 7200RPM mechanical disk drive
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5
  • Battery: 6-cell Li-Polymer
  • Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM
  • Wireless:  Intel dual-band Wireless-AC 3165
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Display: 15.6″ Anti-Glare (1920×1080) PLS Wide Viewing Angle
  • Weight: 2.4kg with battery
  • Dimensions: 383(W) x 268(D) x 27(H)mm
  • Warranty: 2-Year Collect and Return (1 year global)
  • Price: £1079 as configured delivered.

Packing and Accessories

MSI opted for a durable outer cardboard box which doesn’t increase the shipping weight too much but manages to reinforce the main packaging. The top is sealed using heavy-duty tape and prevents the package from uncoupling during transit.

Once the outer packaging has been removed, we can now see the aesthetically pleasing retail box which employ MSI’s gaming dragon theme. This red and black colour scheme evokes a premium tone and illustrates the laptop’s target market. On another note, the strong handle, taped top section and thick tabs adds a great deal of protection and should eliminate any kind of accidental damage by a courier.

The laptop edges are protected by two cardboard cutouts which helps to maintain the packaging’s default arrangement and stop the unit from moving around. Also, the GE62 6QD is cushioned by a gorgeous MSI-branded felt cover to stop any cosmetic imperfections from occurring.

In terms of accessories, the system comes with a huge array of documentation informing the purchaser about key features, the setup process, and a thorough warranty guide.  There is also a fairly large power brick and UK AC adapter. It’s certainly not the most intrusive I’ve seen and should be portable enough to fit in most laptop bags without any problems.

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MSI Introduces Prestige Notebook Series

Work and fun don’t have to be separated when using MSI’s new Prestige notebook series. The sleek and silver designed notebook got its inspiration from boutique fashion and high-precision instruments and packs a lot of power on inside the great look chassis.

The Prestige series is powered by the Intel fourth generation Core i7-4720HQ processors and comes with either a GTX950M or GTX960M graphics card. The notebook delivers true-to-life image quality close to 100% of the sRGB scale with MSI True Color Technology, allowing you to share your work with co-workers and more without the risk of potential color distortions.

Besides great visual experiences, the Prestige notebooks focus on a great audio experience. MSI adopted the Nahimic sound technology on their new notebook series that is said to give a great sound experience with 360° sound, improved clarity of dialogue, and increased bass. It also boosts the microphone with a constant volume and noise reduction as well as the new HD Audio Recorder feature that enables you to enjoy studio quality sound. MSI partnered with Dynaudio to equip the notebook with top-notch audio speakers and also added their own Audio Boost technology.

Another nifty feature added to the Prestige series is the ability to switch power profiles by hardware buttons by use of the new Shift feature. You can switch between sport, comfort, and green. The Non-glare coating on the display reduces eye strain and increases the comfort while reading on the available 15.6” FHD 1980 x 1080 or 4K and 17.3” FHD 1980 x 1080 display options.

Other hardware specification include up to 16GB 1600MHz RAM, up to 256GB M.2 SSD and 1TB HDD and a BD Writer. You also get several USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, HDMI 1.4 and mini DisplayPort 1.2 connections. Networking is covered by a Gigabit Ethernet controller and 802.11ac WiFi as well as Bluetooth 4.0.

Eurocom Launches Upgradeable M4 Ultraportable Laptop

If you’re in the market for a compact laptop that still packs a great display and enough power for even demanding usage scenarios, then you might want to take a closer look at the new Eurocom M4 ultraportable laptop with up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics, intel Core i7-4940MX upgradeable processors, and a QHD+ 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels.

The new Eurocom packs a lot of power but only weighs 2kg and measures just 330 x 227 x 31.9mm. As with all Eurocom models, you can customize just how much performance you need and want to pay for. The M4 now provides three levels of graphics cards to choose from, the GeForce 960M, 860M, and 765M. The new 960M might be the perfect choice for a system like this, providing a great performance at decreased power consumption.

The system is powered by Intel’s HM87 Chipset that can handle the full line of Intel’s 4th Gen Core i7 processors, including the Core i7-4940MX with four cores and eight threads, running at 3.1GHz. You can equip the system with up to 16GB DDR3-1866 memory via the two SO-DIMM slots and with up to 4TB storage capacity through one 9.5mm 2.5-inch and two mSATA storage bays, even the most demanding users needs should be covered.

The display is also customizable, not everyone want’s a QHD resolution on a 13-inch screen. Other options besides the 3200×1800 display is a 2560×1440 Quad HD matte display and a 1920×1080 Full HD matte display. Even with all that power at your disposal, the M4 can still give you a long battery time of 5 hours.

EUROCOM M4 VGA / GPU Graphics Options:

  • 2GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (N15P-GX-B); 640CUDA; GPU 1029MHz; VRAM 2500MHz; Maxwell GM107 28nm; on-board
  • 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M (Kepler); 128-bit; 768 CUDA; GPU/VRAM Clock 850MHz/2000MHz; on-board
  • 2GB GDDR5; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (N16P-GX-B); 640CUDA; GPU 1097MHz; VRAM 2500MHz; Maxwell GM107 28nm; on-board

EUROCOM M4 Processor / CPU Options:

  • 2.40 GHz (up to 3.40) Intel Mobile Core i7-4700MQ (Haswell); 4C/8T; 6MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 47W; DDR3L-1600
  • 2.50 GHz (up to 3.5) Intel Mobile Core i7-4710MQ (Haswell); 4C/8T; 6MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 47W; DDR3L-1600
  • 2.60 GHz (up to 3.20) Intel Mobile Core i5-4210M (Haswell); 2C/4T; 3MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 37W; DDR3L-1600
  • 2.80 GHz (up to 3.80); Intel Mobile Core i7-4810MQ; 4C/8T; 6MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 47W; DDR3L-1600
  • 2.90 GHz (up to 3.90); Intel Mobile Core i7-4910MQ; 4C/8T; 8MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 47W; DDR3L-1600/1866
  • 3.00 GHz (up to 3.90) Intel Mobile EXTREME Core i7-4930MX (Haswell); 4C/8T; 8MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 57W; DDR3L-1600/1866
  • 3.10 GHz (up to 4.00); Intel Mobile Core i7-4940MX Extreme; 4C/8T; 8MB L3; 22nm; FCPGA946; 57W; DDR3L-1600/1866

ASUS Announces its ROG G501 Alternative, the Zenbook Pro UX501

Asus has released its new addition to the Zenbook series, the Pro UX501. Compared to the ROG G501 gaming ultrabook, the Zenbook alternative looks to differ only in colour scheme and lacks the red keyboard found on the ROG version.

The specs look pretty much the same as the ROG G501, having the Pro UX501 come with a 15.6-inch IPS 1080p or 4K display, Intel’s Core i7-4720HQ CPU, Nvidia’s GTX 960M, 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD, as well as a 1TB 2.5″ HDD.

It is said that the Pro UX501 comes with two battery capacities, fitting either a 4 cell 60 Wh or a 6 cell 96 Wh battery with a life expectancy of up to 6 hours. The Zenbook is available for purchase at stores with a price tag of €1,824.

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Asus Rolls Out its G501 Gaming Notebook, Comes with GTX 960M and 4K Display

Asus has just launched its latest gaming notebook, the G501, featuring the latest solution in mobile GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. However, the graphics solution is not the only amazing thing to be noticed in this notebook.

The G501 features a completely new design compared to its predecessor. It measures in at just 0.81-inches thick and weighs in at 4.5 lbs, which is quite impressive since the notebook is a 15.6-inch display model.

The display equipped features a resolution of 3840 x 2160 4K IPS, similar to the GX500 model. In terms of specifications, the G501 comes with Intel’s 4th Gen Haswell Core i7 4720HQ and M2 PCIe SSD drives, claiming to deliver up to 1,400 MB/s speeds. Asus has also added a Thunderbolt port, similar to other ROG notebooks.

The Asus G501 is said to be available next month in the US at a starting price of $1,999 which will get you the notebook featuring the Intel Core i7 4720HQ CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB M2 PCIe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M and 4K resolution display specification.

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