You’re looking at the “world’s lightest gaming notebook.” At least that’s what gaming hardware vendor MSI claims, pegging its brand new GS60 Ghost Pro at around four pounds.
The company just launched its first 15.6-inch thin and light gaming laptop, the GS60 Ghost, packed with an FHD display and Nvidia’s latest 800M series GPUs. But remember: MSI hinted during CES that this machine could go as sharp as a 3K resolution at launch. Today, the GS60 Ghost earns the “Pro” moniker, thanks to a 2880 x 1620 WQHD panel. Behind that super sharp screen on the model that I tested out is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM. Backing up that beefy video card are Intel’s quad-core, 2.4GHz Core i7-4700HQ and 16GB of DDR3 RAM at 1600MHz.
To show off just how well Nvidia’s GPUs can handle beyond-HD resolutions, MSI had the GS60 Ghost Pro running Metro: Last Light. Even almost a year after its release, Last Light is still one of the most demanding PC games around, a fine benchmark for 3K gaming. I witnessed zero frame rate dips while walking around a militia headquarters. That was with the game running at the laptop’s native pixel count, the detail settings set to normal and anti-aliasing set to 4X with vertical sync disabled. That said, screen tearing was evident throughout. Perhaps if you were to bring anti-aliasing down a notch, you’d be able to activate v-sync without issue.
At just about four pounds and with the power and features it offers, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro stands to give rivals like the Razer Blade a worthy challenge. Aside from some keyboard flex at the G and H keys, there isn’t much to complain about yet with this mobile gaming rig.