MSI’s New Gaming Laptops Available For Pre-order

28 January, 2022 - 1:57 pm by
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A few weeks ago at CES, PC giant MSI unveiled their range of gaming & creator laptops for 2022, which included a special edition created in partnership with Ubisoft, based on Rainbow Six Extraction. Today the range is available for pre-order and is due for release at the end of March.

Today, we’re taking a look at the Crosshair Rainbow Six Extraction Edition. This machine comes fully loaded with the latest Intel Core i-9 Processor, up to 64GB of RAM and a Ultra high-def 15.6″ screen with a 165hz refresh rate and Ray Tracing. Coupled with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU this unit gives a heck of a performance. As you can probably tell from our site colours, we’re also huge fans of the way it looks too! The slight downside spec wise is that the HDMI out only supports 4k/60fps.

A *digital* copy of Rainbow Six Extraction is, of course included in the package and there’s a pre-order bonus of a $50 Steam card and laptop bag for those early birds.

This isn’t the only laptop MSI are releasing in the coming months, with higher end laptops with insane specs that make the Nintendo Switch look like an original Game Boy. You can check out MSI’s offering over on their website.

We’ve listed the full spec below:

Model NameCrosshair 15 Rainbow Six Extraction Edition
ProcessorUp to latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
Operating System Windows 11 Home
MemoryDDR4-3200, 2 slots, up to 64GB
Display15.6″ QHD (2560×1440), 165 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% DCI-P3(Typical), IPS-Level panel (Optional)
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6
KeyboardSpectrum Backlight Gaming Keyboard
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers 1 x Audio combo jack Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer Hi-Res Audio ready
USB Port1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
Video Output1x HDMI (4K@60Hz)
CommunicationGigabit Ethernet Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 Bluetooth v5.2
WebcamHD type (30fps@720p)
Battery4-Cell, Li-Polymer, 90Whr (B12UGZ) 3-Cell, Li-Polymer, 53.5Whr (B12UEZ)
Power Adapter240W
Dimension359 (W) x 259 (D) x 26.9 (H) mm
Weight2.25 Kg
* Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Regular readers will know we don’t normally cover PC hardware and we did want to take the opportunity of highlighting these gaming laptops for a solid reason. With PC parts being routinely snapped up for crypto-mining, having a gaming laptop is becoming a serious alternative for those who actually want to play video games at a high spec. Yes, laptops being used for gaming have been around for years not only with MSI but Alienware, ASUS and the like, but with tech getting smaller and the ability to game in 4K on the go and without the struggle looking for a decent GPU that doesn’t cost the Earth, these could be of interest to many.

For some, the price of these laptops may be eyewatering, the Crosshair starts from around £1999, but these are just some of the options coming out into the market in the next few months to consider, including Valve’s own portable Steam Deck.