The GE Raider is one of the most eye-catching things in the MSI gaming lineup, because colorful RGB lighting extends across the entire front of the top case, creating eye-catching lighting effects on the desk. Raider GE76 and Raider GE66 are launching simultaneously with the launch of the 12th generation of mobile devices.
Both models are based on the new Alder Lake mobile processors, which was presented by Intel a few hours ago at its CES press conference. Both variants can be configured up to Core i9. There are also no performance limitations with the GPU, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti max is installed.
When it comes to cooling, MSI relies on a modified concept so that a maximum of 220 watts can be dissipated in the GE76 – in combination with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, this must also be fully utilized. Using a liquid metal pad should increase cooling performance by 10% compared to the previous generation.
Due to the high-performance hardware, MSI considers the new Raider models to be perfectly equipped for the Metaverse. Accordingly, both are Meta-Ready certified.
The MSI Raider GE76 will be available in three different 17.3-inch display configurations. With a fast UHD panel of 120 Hz that covers the entire AdobeRGB color space, a panel of WQHD of 240 Hz and 100% coverage of DCI-P3 and an HD panel of 360 Hz. They are all based on IPS technology. The mini Raider GE66 will also be available with these three types of equipment, only in 15.6-inch format.
MSI is collaborating again with SteelSeries on the keyboard, which of course has RGB lighting. Dynaudio’s Duo-Wave system, which is combined with the Nahimic 3 sound enhancer, should ensure good sound.
With 397 x 284 x 25.9 mm for the GE76 and 358 x 267 x 23.4 mm for the GE66, the cases are not very large and with a weight of 2.9 and 2.38 kg, respectively, they are within the usual range. MSI was able to equip both models with a 99.9Wh battery, which should guarantee long run times. In terms of connections, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB Type C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2, and 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 are available. Of course, the HDMI output should not be missing either. The network section takes over the Intel killer devices, wired with a capacity of 2.5 GB, and wireless with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
Unfortunately, MSI has not provided any information on pricing or possible availability of the new devices.
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