When it comes to gaming laptops, MSI's rigs continue to be perennial favorites. The company consistently creates beautiful behemoths that would make killer zombies think twice about attacking. However, MSI also knows how to trim the fat, creating some of the slimmest, lightest gaming rigs on the market. Regardless of size, this brand faithfully delivers some of the best displays, keyboards and audio we've encountered. So is an MSI laptop right for you? To help whittle down your options, we've chosen the best MSI laptops available.
It doesn't get much more kickass than this. The massive 17.95 x 13 x 1.9-inch GT80 Titan is the first gaming notebook to feature a mechanical keyboard, which delivers strong feedback and awesome precision. It holds not one but two Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GPUs with 8GB of VRAM in SLI configuration. If that's not enough, you can remove the top and bottom panels to upgrade parts, making it the most futureproof rig yet.
MSI has outdone itself this with this beautiful beast. Sporting a gorgeous red brushed aluminum lid adorned with a dragon, this laptop is a feast for the eyes. One of the few gaming notebooks outfitted with a desktop-class Nvidia GTX 980 graphics chip, the Dragon is ready and able to support your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive Pre. If that wasn't enough, you get Nvidia's G-Sync technology for buttery-smooth frame rates, an overclockable Intel Core i7 Skylake processor and a pair of blazing fast SSDs for speedy game loads.
If you want a 17-inch display for gaming, but don't want the massive bulk that usually comes with it, get the GS70 Stealth Pro. Modeled after a stealth jet fighter, the Stealth Pro weighs in at a laughably light 6 pounds and is only 0.86-inches thick. Despite its slim profile, the laptop can frag with the best of them, thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce 870M graphics. To sweeten the pot, MSI includes a gorgeous 1080p display and a comfortable keyboard with customizable lighting.
Weighing a scant 4.2 pounds, the MSI GS60 is one of the lightest gaming laptops on the planet. Made from aluminum and magnesium-lithium, the notebook is an absolute stunner, especially the limited-edition gold model. The potent power comes via Nvidia 870M Graphics and a Core i7 processor. With more than 5 hours of battery life, the Ghost provides a great mix of power and portability for the gamer on the go.
Never one to shy away from taking a risk, MSI has partnered with Tobii to launch the first gaming laptop with an integrated eye-tracker. Currently compatible with 29 games and desktop-navigation features, the MSI Tobii is poised to change the way you work and play. This is also a beast of a gaming laptop, with a Skylake Core i7 processor, an Nvidia 980M GPU and a full-HD G-Sync display for buttery-smooth graphics at consistently high frame rates.
What do you get when you pair a 15-inch notebook with a 3K display? If you're lucky, it'll be the GT60 Dominator Pro 3K-475, a gaming notebook with all the power of a big gaming rig but without all the bulk. The laptop boasts a jaw-dropping 2880 x 1620 screen that's both vivid and sharp. In addition to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 GPU and Core i7 CPU, MSI bundled the notebook with a six-month free subscription of XSplit Gamecaster, just in case you want to broadcast all your sweet moves in your favorite game.
The WS60 proves that MSI works as hard as it plays. Measuring 15.4 x 10.5 x 0.78 and weighing 4.4 pounds, the aluminum workstation is deliciously svelte. Thanks to its powerful Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro K2100M graphics, it can handle the most-taxing AutoCAD projects without breaking a sweat. Paying homage to its gaming heritage, the laptop offers a stunning 4K display with a SteelSeries keyboard, complete with customizable backlighting.
The 14-inch MSI GS40 Phantom gives mobile gamers a whole lot of power in a tiny system. For starters, there's the 6th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with its Nvidia GeForce 970M GPU, which promise solid frame rates and overall performance. If that wasn't enough, you get a beautiful 1080p display, scorching fast PCIe SSD and a DAC for discerning audiophiles. The Phantom has a secret weapon in the form of a gaming dock, which features built-in speakers and space for a desktop graphics card of your choosing.