MSI's Haswell laptop comes with a 3K screen

With a 2,880x1,620-pixel screen, the MSI GT60 3K Edition has possibly one of the sharpest displays in its class.

MSI GT60 3K Edition Philip Wong/CNET

TAIPEI -- There have been plenty of Haswell laptops unveiled at Computex here this year, but so far only one model comes with a 3K screen.

At 2,880x1,620 pixels, the MSI GT60 3K Edition's 15.5-inch display boasts a high 213 pixel-per-inch (ppi) density. This makes it almost neck-and-neck with the Google Chromebook Pixel and Apple MacBook Pro with its Retina display.

A laptop with such high-resolution display will naturally need some serious processing power to drive it. That's probably why the Taiwanese company paired the GT60 3K with an Nvidia GeForce GTX780M discrete GPU (4GB GDDR5 VRAM) and the latest Intel Core i7-4930MX Haswell processor.

For some reasons, if you find yourself running out of screen estate, you can still connect to three additional monitors using a Matrix Display technology. This is possible via the onboard pair of mini DisplayPorts and an HDMI output.

There's no indication of pricing yet, but this MSI laptop is expected to be released later this year, according to the company's representative.

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    Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?


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