MSI GS30 SHADOW-001 13.3" Laptop and Gaming Dock (Aluminum Black)

BH #MSGS30S001 • MFR #GS30 SHADOW-001
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MSI GS30 SHADOW-001 13.3" Laptop and Gaming Dock (Aluminum Black)
Key Features
  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-4870HQ (Haswell)
  • 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM
  • 256GB (2 x 128GB) SSDs
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
The aluminum black GS30 SHADOW-001 13.3" Laptop and Gaming Dock from MSI is a 2.65 pound notebook that comes with the similar performance of a desktop. It features a quad core Intel Core i7-4870HQ processor and 16GB of RAM as well as two 128GB SSDs. These drives provide a total storage capacity of 256GB and offer faster reads and writes than a typical hard drive. To deliver even faster access times, MSI has pre-configured them with RAID 0 that can transfer data up to 1000 MB/s.
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MSI GS30 SHADOW-001 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quad-Core Haswell Intel Core i7-4870HQ Performance
  • 3Iris Pro Graphics
  • 413.3" Full HD Display
  • 5Expandable Storage Capacity
  • 6Docking Station
  • 7Killer Gaming LAN
  • 8XSplit Gamecaster

The aluminum black GS30 SHADOW-001 13.3" Laptop and Gaming Dock from MSI is a 2.65 pound notebook that comes with the similar performance of a desktop. It features a quad core Intel Core i7-4870HQ processor and 16GB of RAM as well as two 128GB SSDs. These drives provide a total storage capacity of 256GB and offer faster reads and writes than a typical hard drive. To deliver even faster access times, MSI has pre-configured them with RAID 0 that can transfer data up to 1000 MB/s.

The 13.3" anti-reflective display supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 that is driven by integrated Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics, which allows smooth playback of 1080p movies and games. When you need to extend the on-screen workspace, connect an optional monitor to the notebook via HDMI. To complete the multimedia experience, MSI has outfitted this notebook with four speakers that are enhanced with Sound Blaster Cinema 2 technologies.

The notebook comes equipped with Intel 7260 dual-band wireless 802.11ac for Wi-Fi and also supports Bluetooth 4.0. For a wired connection, it has gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and audio jacks. Other features include an SDXC/SDHC card reader, 720p webcam, and a backlit keyboard to help you see the 83 keys in a dimly lit environment. For software, it comes pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 and XSplit Gamecaster, which makes live streaming easier and more entertaining.

Along with the GS30 Shadow notebook is a docking station that can turn it into a versatile gaming PC. With PCIe 3.0 x16 and SATA HDD interfaces, this dock lets you install optional devices such as a 3.5" SATA hard drive for backups and a dedicated graphics card to help the notebook run 3D games or edit videos. MSI has equipped this docking station with two 5W speakers along with a subwoofer to immerse you with deeper bass and richer sounds. In addition, it provides port replication by offering headphone and microphone jacks as well as four USB 3.0 ports and a Killer Gigabyte Ethernet port.

Quad-Core Haswell Intel Core i7-4870HQ Performance
This notebook features a quad-core 4th generation 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-4870HQ processor, with 6MB of L3 cache. This Haswell CPU uses less energy to give you a longer battery life. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the maximum clock rate this processor can achieve is 3.7 GHz. Having four cores also allows the notebook to run multiple programs at the same time without slowing down the computer.
Iris Pro Graphics
The Iris Pro Graphics 5200 delivers enhanced 3D performance to play your favorite games on-the-go. It supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, and OpenGL 4.0.
13.3" Full HD Display
The display features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 that lets you view the details in images and videos. In addition, what you see on the screen stays sharp and bright even when viewing it at different angles. This display also has an anti-reflective coating that reduces the glare coming from light sources.
Expandable Storage Capacity
The notebook comes with two M.2 SATA SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration, and there's also room to install a hard drive.
Docking Station
The GS30 Shadow's docking station turns the portable notebook into a versatile gaming PC. It features a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface that is eight times faster than PCIe 2.0 x4 and utilizes its bandwidth to take full advantage of a desktop graphics card. The dock also offers a SATA slot for 3.5" HDD. The dock allows you to expand and upgrade your graphics card and hard drive. The dock also features headphone and microphone jacks, four USB 3.0 interfaces, and a Killer Gigabyte Ethernet port.
Killer Gaming LAN
The Killer Gaming LAN features Advanced Game Detect (AGD) technology that recognizes online game data packs and processes them first, accelerating them in the process. It helps against stuttering characters, freeze-ups, and lagging and also improves all the online experience.
XSplit Gamecaster
XSplit is makes the smooth user-experience with low resource usage, enhanced features, and intelligent user interface. XSplit Gamecaster makes live-streaming easy and entertaining.

MSI GS30 SHADOW-001 Specs

Operating System
Windows 8.1
Display
Display Size
13.3"
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Optical Drive
No
Communications
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Webcam
User-Facing: 720p
Packaging Info
Package Weight
21.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.055 x 13.228 x 12.913"

MSI GS30 SHADOW-001 Reviews

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question

Is the screen shiny or anti-glare? It wasn't clear from the specifications.
Asked by: Amy O.
anti-glare for sure.
Answered by: Jiawei T.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Hi, I was wondering when will this be in stock?
Asked by: Jesus B.
This item is still available only as a pre-order and has not come into our inventory yet. You can choose to be notified by email when this item becomes available by clicking on the Notify When in Stock icon on the product page.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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