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 P5 and P7 Pro Fully Upgradeable Gaming Laptops

Eurocom is launching two new high-performance and fully upgradeable gaming laptops, the 15.6-inch P5 Pro and 17.3-inch P7 Pro. These new laptops are powered by Intel Core i7-4700 desktop processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics.

“Our customers can now combine the power of desktop Intel processors and high performance NVIDIA Graphics into a sleek and menacing laptop for massive performance and capability on the go.” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

The laptops use an innovative single copper 7-pipe heat-sink for both the CPU and GPU, allowing Eurocom to use these high end components. They’re based on the Intel Z97 Express Chipset and LGA 1150 socket, come with four SODIMM sockets for up to 32 GB of memory and four storage bays for up to 4.5GB RAIDable storage. PCIe Solid State drives are also supported for enhanced storage performance. They are also prewired for 3G/4G module support so users can have an internet connection almost wherever they go.

 

The P5 Pro and P7 come equipped with a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM), finger print reader and Kensington lock  as security features and the there are plenty of GPU options with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (8GB DDR5), GTX 970M (6GB DDR5) and GTX 965M graphics depending on your needs.

The P5 Pro has either a beautiful 15.6-inch 4K 3840 x 2160 pixel display or a FHD 1920 x 1080 pixel matte display. The P7 Pro supports beautiful 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel Matte or Glossy displays.

EUROCOM P5 Pro Specifications:

  • Chipset: Intel Z97 Express Chipset
  • Processor: Socket based; LGA1150; 4th and 5th generation; up to 90W
  • VGA Technology: Modular; MXM 3.0b; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, GTX 970M or GTX 965M; Quadro: K5100M, K3100M and K1100M
  • Mechanical (Frame): Heavy Duty ABS Plastic
  • Cooling: High-performance, high-quality copper VGA and CPU heatsinks
  • Memory: Four 204-pin SODIMM sockets; DDR3L-1600, 1866 or 2133; 1.35V; up to 32GB
  • Storage: up to 4 physical drives: 2x M.2 2280 PCIe SSD and 2x HDD/SSD (9.5mm) SATA3 6Gb/s and with Intel Rapid Start Technology; Intel Smart Response Technology and RAID 0/1/5/10
  • Card Reader: 6-in-1: MMC/RSMMC/SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC; Push-Push
  • Keyboard and Touchpad: Backlit full size keyboard with numeric pad; TouchPad with multi-gesture and scrolling; W/A/S/D Gaming keys
  • Ports: 4 x USB 3.0 (1x powered USB port, AC/DC); 1 x eSATA/USB3.0 Combo port; 2 x Display Port 1.2 (up to 3840×2160 @60Hz); 1 x HDMI output (up to 4096×2304 @24Hz); 1 x Headphone; 1 x Microphone-in; 1 x S/PDIF (digital); 1x Line-in; 1 x RJ-45 LAN; 1 x DC-in
  • Audio: High Definition Audio; S/PDIF Digital Output; Built in array microphone; Built-in two 2W speakers; Sound Blaster X-FI MB3; External 7.1CH output (headphone, mic, line-in and S/PDIF); ANSP 3D Sound Technology (headphone output)
  • Display Support: Supports up to 3 active internal and/or external displays
  • Security: Kensington Lock and Embedded TPM 2.0
  • Battery: 8cells 82Wh Li-Ion; up to 120 minutes
  • Weight: 3.4kg / 7.48lbs w/ battery
  • Dimensions: 386x262x35mm / 15.4×10.48×1.4-inch

EUROCOM P7 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 17.3-inch FHD 1920-by-1080 with Glossy (Glare) or Matte (Non-Glare); LED Backlit; eDP
  • Chipset: Intel Z97 Express Chipset
  • Processor: Socket based; LGA1150; 4th and 5th generation; up to 90W
  • VGA Technology: Modular; MXM 3.0b; NVIDIA GeForce GTX: 980M (8GB DDR5), GTX 970M (6GB) or GTX 965M (4GB); Quadro: K5100M, K3100M and K1100M
  • Mechanical (Frame): Heavy Duty ABS Plastic
  • Cooling: High-performance, high-quality copper VGA and CPU heatsinks
  • Memory: Four 204-pin SODIMM sockets; DDR3L-1600, 1866 or 2133; 1.35V; up to 32GB
  • Storage: up to 4 physical drives: 2x M.2 2280 PCIe SSD and 2x HDD/SSD (9.5mm) SATA3 6Gb/s and with Intel Rapid Start Technology; Intel Smart Response Technology and RAID 0/1/5/10
  • Card Reader: 6-in-1: MMC/RSMMC/SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC; Push-Push
  • Keyboard and Touchpad: Backlit full size keyboard with numeric pad; TouchPad with multi-gesture and scrolling; W/A/S/D Gaming keys
  • Ports: 4 x USB 3.0 (1x powered USB port, AC/DC); 1 x eSATA/USB3.0 Combo port; 2 x Display Port 1.2 (up to 3840×2160 @60Hz); 1 x HDMI output (up to 4096×2304 @24Hz); 1 x Headphone; 1 x Microphone-in; 1 x S/PDIF (digital); 1x Line-in; 1 x RJ-45 LAN; 1 x DC-in
  • Audio: High Definition Audio; S/PDIF Digital Output; Built in array microphone; Built-in two 2W speakers; Sound Blaster X-FI MB3; External 7.1CH output (headphone, mic, line-in and S/PDIF); ANSP 3D Sound Technology (headphone output)
  • Display Support: Supports up to 3 active internal and/or external displays
  • Security: Kensington Lock and Embedded TPM 2.0
  • Battery: 8cells 82Wh Li-Ion; up to 120 minutes
  • Weight: 3.9kg / 8.6lbs w/ battery
  • Dimensions: 418x282x16-38mm / 16.72×11.28×0.64-1.52-inch

Thanks to Eurocom for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Eurocom

ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z97 and Gryphon Z97 Motherboards Revealed

ASUS has revealed the latest editions to their range, the new TUF Z97 Series motherboards. These new boards are designed around the new Z97 chipset which launches alongside the upcoming Haswell refresh. The TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1, Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2, Gryphon Z97 and Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition motherboards all support Intels 5th-generation Core processors and most importantly of all, Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 has exclusive support of the new 10 Gbit/s SATA Express interface for high-speed external storage. Each is available in both ATX and mATX form factors.

“TUF motherboards are world-renowned for their toughness, long-term stability, durability and bold styling, and the new models continue this proud tradition with a powerful new military-inspired design and the use of premium components throughout.” Said ASUS in a recent press release.

The TUF series of motherboards have thermal management, ICe cooling for precise fan control, Dust Diverter reversible fan technology and VGA fan. TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 and Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition feature TUF Fortifier, a system turns the entire backplate of the motherboard into a huge heat-sink, helping keep the heat away from components such as the VRM, all of which will help the high-end components of your system stay in tip-top condition while also helping with system stability thanks to the lower temperatures these features can provide.

Packed full of cooling and stability features these boards do sounds great, but their build quality is also some of the best in the business thanks to the military-certified TUF components and strict testing procedures.  No words on price just yet, but you can expect to pay a premium for one of the most popular brands in the business, especially on a range that supports a new chip, chipset and high end features such as 10 Gbit/s SATA Express ports.

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.

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