Bedford Music, gaming or video fan
- Seems to tick all the important boxes successfully, really good gaming laptop.
- Not really a bad point, but looks could be improved a little.
Published on: 07 December 2015
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The whole new feature “SHIFT” brings you total control over the system’s balance between performance and temperature. Switch between profiles “Sport,” “Comfort,” and “Green” to find the perfect balance between system performance and temperature. SHIFT is activated by the FN + F7 hotkey combo, or via the Dragon Gaming Center.
- Runs CPU and GPU at the highest frequency for maximum performance.
- Limits GPU frequency to level 1. Maintain GPU temperature at a maximum of 89°C.
- Disables Intel Turbo boost and limits GPU frequency to level 2. Control CPU and GPU temperatures at a maximum of 85°C.
The Stunning Storage Speed
The first Super RAID design—one notebook with two mSATA SSD RAID 0 (128GB or 256GB) units, is yet another world first courtesy of MSI. Two mSATA SSDs and one HDD can be installed in the same laptop without the need to expand the size of the laptop, increasing read, write, and saving speeds.
Killer Double Shot Pro with Smart Teaming
The Killer Double Shot Pro supports both Killer Gb LAN and WiFi 802.11ac dual band protocol and average latency improvement is 3.5 times than others who support 802.11ac as well. It also has Smart Teaming function which will be operated by Killer Network Manager to optimize the bandwidth usage combined with WiFi and Gb LAN at the same time.
SOUND by DYNAUDIO
To satisfy consumers desire to experience high quality sound effects, MSI partnered with top audio brand Dynaudio, which has a devoted aspiration for “Authentic Fidelity” to meet this demanding standard. It equips the MSI GAMING-Series gaming notebook with top-notch audio features, creating a realistic sound and immersive effects. Any high quality stereo source is transformed into true-to-life, multi-channel sound. No need to purchase extra speakers, wires or speaker stands to appreciate room-filling sound.
The MSI Audio Boost design enhances the output sound detail and sound stage by 30% more. The gold flash audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized headsets AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, characterized by low noise and low distortion, to greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail.
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Enhanced Wrap around Sound
All MSI gaming laptops this year feature upgraded Sound Blaster Cinema 2 wrap around sound, making the already cutting-edge Sound By Dynaudio 2.1 channel sound system, even better with optimized software solutions in particular for wrap around sound, human voices, virtual bass, and low quality audio sources. Sound Blaster Cinema and MSI's superior sound system complement each other exceptionally well.
Customize Your Game Style
SteelSeries Engine is an app that transforms your keyboard in to a lethal gaming weapon. Here, you can customize each individual key, create different macros, manage keyboard lighting and customize the keyboard to your liking.
4 keyboard layers options!!
There are 4 layers for gamers to set 4 usage scenario or game. Not only that, while playing the game, gamers can easily and quickly switch layer*, such as a chat screen with friends. Communication with friends is not interrupted!!
The layers switch key is “Fn+1~4”
Intelligent keypress macro capabilities
There are virtually unlimited keypress macro creation capabilities. Anything you can do on a mouse or a keyboard can be programmed along with specific event timing. You can even program mouse events into keyboard macros. Your macros will be running at a high priority in your computers Operating System, yet it does NOT interfere with your real time actions during gameplay.
Create your own text macro
Besides keypress macro, SteelSeries Engine also can create the text macro for gamers’ talk. By this way, gamers can have simultaneously multi-party conversation and do not waste time in doing repetitive typing.
KLM (Keyboard light management)
Depending on your mood and desires, you can choose from more than 1,000 color combinations and five different scenario modes for the keyboard, enabling you to be the coolest gamer at any LAN party!
Unlimited profile possibilities
Profiles are sets of macros, button assignments, and device configurations that are frequently used together. An unlimited number of profiles, with customizable names, can be stored in the SteelSeries Engine. It provides predefined profiles for common games which can be used directly or as templates for your custom macros.
Statistics to analyze and improve
Whether you're playing an FPS or editing in Photoshop, being better and more efficient is something we want to help you achieve. Use the Statistics module to record your keyboard or mouse actions. Then review the peripheral heat map, which shows with both color and numbers the frequency of your key or button presses. You can then use this information to fine tune your macros as well as your key and mouse button assignments to optimize your tools to play (and work).
Freedom to Play
SteelSeries Engine will automatically recognize what game you are playing and open your saved profile(s) for that game. You can create your own profiles for other applications and then have SteelSeries Engine open the corresponding profile when you start up your application.
Friendly UI design
The SteelSeries Engine is easy to understand by using pictorial representations of devices along with basic drag-and-drop techniques to assign key presses, complex macros, device profiles and buttons. Also features intuitive macro creation with customizable colors, fonts, and names for everything.