Micro-Star International Co. Ltd[MSI],the Taipei based company last week announced its new gaming notebook “the MSI GE40” but strangely decided to start shipping out their new product this week.But compared to the Alienware 14[the smallest version of the new Alienware line but same in screen size with the GE40], and as far as specs go, the MSI comes out on top. For just $1,300, you can get a 2.9GHz Core i7-4702MQ processor, a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX760M GPU, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB 7,200RPM hard drive, a bigger 90Wh battery, a sharper 1,600 x 900 display[rather unpopular but research shows that it’s very good even when compared to a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution] and a much lighter frame [4.4 pounds compared to the 6.1 on the Alienware 14].
If you like, MSI is also selling a $1,400 version that combines a 128GB mSATA solid-state drive with a 750GB HDD. Now it’s true, the Alienware can be had for a hundred dollars less than the lowest-end GE40, but it’ll mean settling for a 1,366 x 768 display, a lesser CPU and half the VRAM. Naturally, spec sheets don’t tell the whole story, and we hope to eventually review both of these, but if you’re in the market for a lightweight gaming laptop that won’t break the bank and gives you terrific gameplay experience, don’t worry this Dude can get the job done.
You can get the MSI GE40 at our store for $1299 or more, with just 24 hours delivery time[could be less depending on where you live].