For CES 2018, we examined a new MSI gaming laptop computer  that gives a unique-enough function in order to promote us on the real benefits of such a tool: RGB lighting for days. Call us shallow, however it’s a trick that works, particularly lighting that works in tandem with fan favourite video games by way of SteelSeries GameSense software program.
The just-announced MSI GE63 Raider RGB Version is paired with an optionally available 15.6-inch 4K display, up to GTX 1070 graphics, and an Intel Core i7 processor (which era MSI isn’t saying simply yet). It's clearly aiming to be the weapon of selection for esports gamers.
Beyond that, this laptop promises a extra gripping gaming experience in supported video games with the prospect of gaming sans heads-up display (HUD).
Worth and availability
MSI isn’t saying a lot concerning the worth of its engaging new gaming laptop, but has detailed a few of the hardware options that shall be out there, and that it'll launch in the second quarter of this yr. (So, between April and June.)
Along with the non-compulsory 4K Ultra HD display, the laptop computer will house that undisclosed Intel Core i7 processor, both GTX 1060 or 1070 graphics and up to 32GB of RAM. Storage capacities aren’t ultimate yet, both.
Clearly, MSI was extra nervous concerning the core conceits of the gadget than necessarily its energy profile, and rightly so. For this laptop computer’s audience, esports gamers and in any other case aggressive PC players, GTX 1060 graphics are more than sufficient.
Design and feel
Fortunately, that core conceit already seems to be an unimaginable promoting point for this gaming laptop. The MSI GE63 Raider RGB Version seems to be nigh similar to the earlier GE63VR Raider we reviewed late final yr, so about 1.08-inches (2.74cm) thick and four.85-pounds (2.20kg) heavy.
In fact, now this gaming laptop computer is lathered in full RGB lighting capable of  producing 24 million totally different colours across 12 zones, together with the USB ports. Sure, light-up USB ports.
This lighting system is powered by SteelSeries’s personal GameSense software program, which each manages RGB lighting profiles and may create lighting effects across the laptop based mostly on supported video games’ in-game events.
Dropping well being in Counter Strike: GO? You possibly can program a piece of the keyboard to simulate a health bar that may dip as your in-game well being does. The same could be carried out for ammunition, workforce objectives and extra.
And, this is just the start. As GameSense positive factors help for more video games, the GE63 Raider RGB can be only that much more versatile, selling a HUD-less gaming setting.
Pair that with the gorgeous, vibrant 4K show, and you’re taking a look at that rather more enrapturing gaming periods from the laptop.
It’s robust to say an excessive amount of of anything about this laptop’s efficiency figuring out so little. But, with up to GTX 1070 graphics, we will anticipate the laptop computer to have the ability to deal with 4K decision in lower-end games, and certain round QHD+ (2,560 x 1,440) in AAA video games.
The keyboard included in the laptop was developed in tandem with SteelSeries, so anticipate deep journey and forceful suggestions, not to mention advantageous lighting choices. The touchpad feels simply wonderful for common use, though we’d much slightly see a click pad for interacting somewhat than buttons.
As for capabilities, the laptop consists of two USB three.1 ports, one USB-C 3.1 port, HDMI-out, a DisplayPort, an Ethernet port and dual audio jacks. Naturally, MSI isn’t actually speaking battery life in the intervening time.
While we all know less about this gaming laptop computer than we’d like, we’re massively impressed by the lighting providing on this laptop, especially contemplating its esports and immersion implications. The GE63 Raider RGB might easily develop into a weapon of selection for pro players.
Nevertheless, the lighting can also be big for players that hate HUDs of their video video games detracting from the luxurious visuals.
Whereas we’ll reserve full judgment for a full evaluate, the MSI GE63 Raider RGB appears to embody what ought to make gaming laptops unique and, frankly, value your money. Stay tuned for that full evaluation later this yr.