MSI today announced the addition of two new exciting gaming notebooks to its Leopard series – GP62MVR X Leopard Pro and GP72VR X Leopard Pro. Both of them boast a relatively thin and light design, making them slightly more portable than your average gaming notebook.
The GP62MVR X Leopard Pro is a 15.6” gaming notebook with a 1920 x 1080 IPS display with wide-viewing angles. MSI GP72VR X Leopard Pro on the other hand, is a bigger 17.3” gaming notebook with a Full HD 120 Hz IPS panel offering a low 5ms response time for a smooth, jitter-free gaming experience. In terms of the hardware specifications, both notebooks are more or less identical.
The two notebooks run on a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, with 16GB (upgradeable to 32GB) of DDR4 memory. Like most recent gaming notebooks, the new Leopard Pro models support the latest NVMe SSDs which offer read speeds of up to 2,200 MB/s. For storing all your multimedia and other personal data, they do include an additional 2.5” SATA HDD as well.
To give you a competitive edge over rivals, the notebooks feature a Steel Series keyboard with RGB backlighting and GameSense support. They also include Killer Gb LAN (E2400) for low-latency gaming, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2 (Intel 3168). I/O connectors include 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 Type-A USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 RJ45, 1 SD card reader, 1 HDMI output, and a 1 Mini-DisplayPort. Keeping the lights on is a 6-cell 41Whr battery.
The new MSI Leopard Pro series gaming laptops will go on sale later this month with a starting price of $1,099 (SGD 1,536). For the 17.3-inch model, the price can go up to over $1,500 (SGD 2,096) when fully tricked-out.