MSI, being one of the partners of Intel and NVIDIA, has announced brand new models of their gaming and creator series laptops that carry both brands’ fresh, hot silicon which is revealed at CES 2022.

CES 2022 MSI 1

Starting the list off is the Stealth GS77 sporting a brand new Core Black color and equipping a pair of durable zinc alloy hinges to expand the longevity of the device. MSI also managed to enlarge the touchpad and keycap size for precise and comfortable navigation and typing experience. With 3 sets of speakers for crisp treble and powerful bass and webcam lock switch, gamers that run this device for business at day, gaming at night will be able to fully utilize the Stealth GS77.

Model Name

Stealth GS77

Stealth GS66

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor

Memory

DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB

DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

 

15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel(Optional)

15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6

Audio

2 x 2W Speakers and 4 x 2W Woofers designed by Dynaudio system

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

The Duo Wave speaker designed by Dynaudio system(2x 2W speakers)

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A,

 1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A

Video Output

 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging),

2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

Communication

Intel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100G (up to 2.5 GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam / Microphone

IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone

Battery

99.9Whr

CES 2022 MSI 2

Catching the attention of the spotlights, the Raider GE series can be configured with up to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 220W of power via MSI OverBoost to superior frame rate while cranking all the graphical settings to maximum. The addition of the Phase Change Liquid Metal Pad increases performance by up to 10% via better thermal conductivity and with display support up to 4K, the Raider GE laptops with the iconic panoramic aurora lighting are the way to go.

Model Name

Raider GE76

Raider GE66

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor

Memory

DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), 100% Adobe RGB(Typical), IPS-Level panel(Optional)

15.6” QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU

Audio

The Duo Wave Woofers + Speakers designed by Dynaudio system

(2 x 1W Speakers + 2 x 2W Woofers)

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance

Hi-Res Audio ready

The Duo Wave speakers design by Dynaudio system (2x 2W speakers)

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Ports

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C

1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader

Video Output

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

Communication

Intel® Killer™ Ethernet E3100G (up to 2.5 GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

FHD type ([email protected])

Battery

99.9Whr

CES 2022 MSI 7

Meanwhile, the Vector GP series now rocks a new concept but stays off being the quiet child in the class due to its lack of external aesthetics compared to others but contributes to the stealthiness. With Cooler Boost 5 Technology, the Vector’s performance can reach up to 210W via MSI OverBoost

Model Name

Vector GP76

Vector GP66

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor

Memory

DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel

15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6

Audio

2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhance

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Ports

1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP

3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

Video Output

1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C / DP, 1 x Mini DisplayPort

1 x HDMI ([email protected] / [email protected])

Communication

Gigabit Ethernet (up to 2.5GbE)

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

HD type ([email protected])

Battery

65Whr

CES 2022 MSI 3

A special guy within the announcement, the CROSSHAIR 15 is collaborating with Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Extraction to bring you a limited edition device of said title. Sporting a special yellow-tinted inner facing surface, every purchase of the device will come bundled with the game alongside some other goodies.

Model Name

Crosshair 15  Rainbow Six Extraction Edition

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor

Memory

DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6

Audio

2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output

1x HDMI ([email protected])

Communication

Gigabit Ethernet

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

HD type ([email protected])

Battery

90Whr  (B12UGZ)

53.5Whr (B12UEZ)

Also, the standard CROSSHAIR models also got their long-due refresh so here’s the spec list if you’re not into Rainbow Six.

Model Name

CROSSHAIR 17

CROSSHAIR 15

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 Processor

Display

17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional)

15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6 (B12UGSZ)

Audio

2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output

1x HDMI ([email protected])

Communication

Gigabit Ethernet

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

HD type ([email protected])

Battery

90Whr (B12UGSZ / B12UGZ)

53.5Whr (B12UEZ)

CES 2022 MSI 4

A bit of a bummer, the Pulse GL76, and GL66 keep everything intact, physically wise but with the internals jacked up and the new Cooler Boost 5 expelling heat at greater efficiency. Great for those who think that the existing design by Maarten Verhoeven is already good enough.

Model Name

Pulse GL76

Pulse GL66

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor

Memory

DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel (Optional)

15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6

Audio

2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output

1x HDMI ([email protected])

Communication

Gigabit Ethernet

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

HD type ([email protected])

Battery

90Whr (12UGK)

53.5Whr (12UEK)

CES 2022 MSI 9The whole white SWORD 15 is still the same old SWORD 15 but now with the 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processor with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Does a clean job both in appearance and tearing through tasks.

Model Name

SWORD 15

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor

Memory

DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics

Up to latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6

Audio

2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB Port

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output

1x HDMI ([email protected])

Communication

Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

HD type ([email protected])

Battery

53.5Whr

CES 2022 MSI 8

The same thing applies to the KATANA lineup – a very standard black chassis with a red-backlit keyboard. Computing parts-wise, they got what the SWORD 15 got.

Model Name

KATANA GF76

KATANA GF66

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor

Memory

DDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Display

17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080),144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), 240 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel

Graphics

Up to latest NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6

Audio

2 x 2W Stereo Speakers

1 x Audio combo jack

Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

Hi-Res Audio ready

USB PortC

1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A

1 x USB 2.0 Type-A

Video Output

1 x HDMI ([email protected])

Communication

Gigabit Ethernet / Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 / Bluetooth v5.2

Webcam

HD type ([email protected])

Battery

53.5Whr

CES 2022 MSI 5

Lastly, the Creator lineup contains the Z17, Z16P, Z16 running a thin bezel design and True Color Technology as their similarity while the Z16P now runs 20% faster thanks to the Vapor Chamber Cooler. Not to say that the others are not good and instead, they are all NVIDIA Studio Laptops – purposely made for creators, inquisitive professionals, or consumers who enjoy high-quality, premium products.

Model Name

Creator Z17

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor

Display

17″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen (Optional)

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6

Memory

DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Webcam / Microphone

IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone

Communication

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Audio

4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging)

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A

1 x HDMI ([email protected] 60Hz / [email protected] 120Hz)

1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader

1 x DC-in

Battery

90Whr

Model Name

Creator Z16P

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor

Display

16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 165Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel, Support MSI Pen (Optional)

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16GB GDDR6

Memory

DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Webcam / Microphone

IR FHD type ([email protected]) / Quadruple Microphone

Communication

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Audio

4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port

1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C (w/ PD Charging)

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C/ DP

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A

1 x SD Express Memory Card Reader

1 x DC-in

Battery

90Whr

Model Name

Creator Z16

Processor

Up to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor

Display

16″ QHD+ (2560×1600), 16:10, Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)

Graphics

Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6

Memory

DDR5-4800, 2 slots, up to 64GB

Webcam

IR HD type ([email protected])

Communication

Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675, Bluetooth v5.2

Audio

4 × 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system

1 × Audio combo jack

I/O Port

2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 / DP/ USB Type-C

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A

1 x microSD Card Reader

1 × DC-in

Battery

90Whr

Well, a very standard announcement with a very standard hardware refresh. As they said, if there are no extra quirks, there’s not much of a price hike, presumably.

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