[section_title title=Introduction]Introduction

Today on my desk I have something of a first for Play3r, a laptop. As some of you may be aware, this is the first time that we have had to test a laptop, and its caused quite a stir. This particular laptop we have today is from the MSI Gaming series and is their entry level offering: the GE40. Contained in a rather small package, this laptop is packed with features in order to maximize performance while keeping the budget low. With the philosophy of appealing to those that want a mixture of a performance in a small package with perhaps the capability to play games at more than acceptable settings, lets have a look at what MSI have decided to equip the laptop with.

As it turns out, MSI have decided to make this small, 14 inch, laptop quite the little powerhouse. Under it’s small casing, we have an Intel i7 4702QM processor accompanied by a Nvidia 760M 2gb graphics chipset. As for storage and memory, MSI has paired the CPU and GPU with a 128gb SSD and 8gb 1600mhz DDR3 RAM. In other words this system should more capable of general usage and definitely capable of running games. However, as we all know what is on paper does not always translate into real world performance. Time to see of the GE40 will carry forward the magnificent performance that we have see with MSI’s Gaming Series or if it’s size will be a limitation. Let’s find out, starting with a little bit about MSI…

A little bit about MSI:

MSI started from the motherboard and graphics card industries and extended into consumer and commerical electronics including notebooks, All-in-One PCs, servers, workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, bare bone systems, multimedia, communication devices, and others. MSI holds itself responsible not only to its clients, employees and stockholders, but also to the society and environment as a whole to consistently fulfill its corporate commitment. With innovation and style as its core value, customer satisfaction and premium service as its goal, MSI will definitely be the most brilliant star in the global brands.


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