Computex 2023: Msi Unveils Raider GE78 HX, Creator Z17 HX Studio And GPUs
Updated: Dec 19, 2023
MSI is gearing up to make a showing at Computex 2023, unveiling its product lineup ahead of the computer and technology trade show.
The Taiwanese PC giant is bringing a whole host of gaming and creativity hardware to its booth at the event, ranging from laptops to motherboards to displays to peripherals.
Computex 2023 is scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 30 May to Friday, 2 June. "We are thrilled to be back at COMPUTEX," said Sam Chern, MSI Vice President of Marketing. "We expect to see users' tech experiences reinvented and MSI is at the forefront."
Here are MSI's top announcements:
MSI Raider GE78 HX Smart Touchpad Gaming Laptop
The Raider GE78 HX is a gaming laptop that comes equipped with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 HX-series processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU and a display that supports high refresh rates. It additionally includes a smart touchpad that can make launching certain functions more convenient and intuitive. The touchpad features programmable hotkeys that users can use to adjust volume, brightness, keyboard backlight, Bluetooth and webcam connections. There are also five hotkeys reserved for user customisation.
MSI Creator Z17 HX Studio Laptop
The Creator Z17 HX, meanwhile, is a creativity-focused machine that combines sleek aesthetics and high-end performance. It flaunts an ultra-slim Lunar Gray CNC unibody chassis, which is designed to be lightweight and portable. Under the hood, it packs a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics, along with proprietary thermal cooling solutions. MSI further added that it comes with Nvidia Studio drivers and AI-assisted tools for content creation pre-installed.
The laptop also has a 16:10 ratio display with QHD+ resolution and True Colour Technology. It also supports the MSI Pen 2 with Microsoft MPP 2.6 haptic and graphite tip for accurate writing and drawing experiences.
MSI GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs
MSI is releasing GeForce RTX 40 GPUs that leverage Nvidia's Ada Lovelace architecture, enabling users to enjoy high-performance gaming with a whole host of AI-powered capabilities. The hardware maker touts that it'll showcase its latest innovations in graphics technology at the trade show, including TEC hybrid-cooled graphics card with advanced thermal design and a patented bimetallic fins design, among others.
Alongside the GPUs, MSI is set to launch ATX 3.0 power supplies that'll support the RTX 40 series and comply with PCIe 5.0 and Intel PSDG (Power Supply Design Guide) ATX 3.0 standards. These would allow the power supplies to hold up to twice the total power excursion and thrice the GPU power excursion while maintaining native 16 PIN PCIe connectors that can pipe up to 600W of power.
MSI Gaming Desktop and Displays
MSI is also bringing desktops and displays to the event. The MEG Trident X2 13th, for example, is a gaming desktop that ships with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. It also features MSI's Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal technology and an HMI 2.0 touch panel that works perfectly with MEG 342C QD-OLED, MSI's latest QD-OLED display.
What's more, MSI's MAG 274UPF and MAG 323UPF models are all-new 4K gaming displays that feature Rapid IPS tech and up to 160Hz refresh rates for fluid visuals. Meanwhile, the MAG 275CQRX is a curved display with a 1000R curvature and Rapid VA panel tech for fast response times and heightened immersion.
MSI Modern MD271UL 4K Monitor
Sticking to displays, the Modern MD271UL is a 27-inch 4K monitor that delivers an immersive visual experience thanks to its wide colour gamut and EyesErgo eye-care tech. It even features an onboard Eye-Q check system in the event that users want to perform self-checks on their eyes. The monitor also includes a built-in USB Type-C connection with 65W power delivery, which users can use to charge their mobile devices.
MSI Z790 Series Motherboards
MSI also has a new series of motherboards, which it claims caters specifically to DIY enthusiasts. The new models boast a number of upgrades including the Magnetic M.2 Shield Frozr design for seamless RGB functionality and optimised SSD performance. The screwless design also enables easy SSD installation. For connectivity options, it has a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port that supports up to 60W of power and is compatible with ARGB Gen 2 devices as well as Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 and 2.5G LAN.
MSI Spatium M480 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD
Speaking of SSDs, MSI's Spatium M480 PRO touts transfer rates of up to 7400 MB/sec sequential read and 7000 MB/sec sequential write speeds to deliver a responsive experience in both work and play. It comes in three capacity options: 1TB, 2TB and 4TB.
MSI Gaming Peripherals
Rounding out the lineup are a bunch of new gaming peripherals to enhance users' gaming setups.
The first of which is the Vigor GK71 Sonic gaming keyboard, which is equipped with MSI's Sonic lightweight switches to deliver light key presses. The MSI ClearCaps, meanwhile, have a transparent dual-layer design that allows light to pass through the keycaps for vivid per-key RGB illumination. Other key features include a smart dual-touch volume wheel, dedicated media keys and an ergonomic memory foam wrist rest.
There's also the Clutch GM51 lightweight wireless gaming mouse, which features an ergonomic shape and the brand's patented Diamond LightGrips as well as a PixArt PAW-3395 optical sensor. It supports three connectivity modes, including MSI SWIFTSPEED 2.4G wireless, Bluetooth and wired mode.
For audio, MSI has the Immerse GH50 wireless headset which is its first wireless gaming headset broadcasting at a low latency 2.4GHz with an expanded wireless range. The headset also features bass-enhancing audio drivers, an omnidirectional microphone and an advanced software application.
Last but not least is the Liberator GP10, a gaming foot pedal designed to help gamers dominate on the battlefield. It features three programmable macro buttons, which allow gamers to execute complex button combinations with a quick tap of their foot. Each model of the pedal also comes with three different sizes of magnetic caps to ensure every tap feels natural and comfortable to the gamer using it. Gamers can also simultaneously link up to four Liberator GP10s together, two of which can be used for tilting left and right.
MSI is bringing a whole host of gaming and creativity hardware to its booth at the event, ranging from laptops to motherboards to displays to peripherals.
Computex 2023 is scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 30 May to Friday, 2 June.