MSI’s gaming laptop showcase was upfront on their display for everyone to see. We’ve gone from the GE/GP era of MSI naming to today’s modern nomenclature of the TITAN, the Stealth, and the latest additions the Cyborg, Katana and more. Here’s a quick look around the MSI booth to share what’s on display during COMPUTEX 2023.
The showcase starts off the main stage of the MSI booth featuring the MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport laptop. We talk about that model in more detail in this post but to summarize, this special collab release is MSI’s capstone for 2023, marking a landmark collaboration with a brand like Mercedes.
Next to that display is MSI’s laptop showcase which features a lot of their models which are currently released and some upcoming under their gaming lineup. Immediately next to the Mercedes model is the new GT77 TITAN for 2023. Featuring a 13th-generation Intel Core i9-13980HX processor alongside an NVIDIA RTX 4090, the TITAN models represent MSI’s peak performance model.
We also highlighted the MSI Raider GE78HX Smart Touchpad model which has its entire wrist plate basically serving as a large touchpad. This is accompanied by the regular MSI Raider for 2023 featuring a heavy focus on its RGB lightbar styling as well as a unique vent design.
The Stealth series, especially the Stealth 14 Studio, also captured my admiration. The dual-tone design, available in black with a white frame or blue with a black frame, added an elegant touch. While the larger Stealth 16 and 17 models lacked the dual-tone feature, they made up for it with top-firing speakers, a pleasing addition. The Stealth 17 even boasted a unique-looking speaker grill, ensuring it stood out from the crowd.
Even MSI’s more affordable gaming laptops maintained their distinctive identities. The Katana, Sword, Cyborg, and Pulse series catered to the lower-priced market. Among them, the Cyborg and Sword models caught my attention. The Sword 15, combining black and white in its design, became a personal favorite due to its pleasing aesthetics. On the other hand, the Cyborg 15 showcased translucent elements in its chassis, such as the top edge of the lid and the entire bottom cover, a rarity in today’s laptops. MSI’s willingness to embrace translucent designs even in entry-level laptops was commendable.
The AMD-powered Alpha 17 laptop was also in-show featuring a more subdued look compared to its counterparts. However, MSI’s effort to differentiate the Alpha laptops was evident through the inclusion of a completely different logo on the lid. Despite its simplicity, the Alpha 17 boasted a premium feel with its sturdy metal lid and base cover. For those seeking a more understated design, the Alpha 17 might be the ideal choice. Additionally, it was one of the first laptops to feature Wi-Fi 7 and AMD’s new Dragon Range CPUs with up to 16 cores.aaaaaaaaa
With brands already having showed their ace since CES, I personally feel MSI did their best to really liven up the laptop crowd versus other brand counterparts focusing on other products, distracing from their main business unit.