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The GS40 Phantom-001 notebook is part of the gaming series line of MSI's systems that fulfills your gaming and productivity needs. It packs a Skylake quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and 16GB of DDR4 memory to handle everyday tasks. You can play 3D games with high-res textures by utilizing dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics and the 14" display. For long-term storage, a 1TB hard drive provides ample space to hold your files while the PCIe-based 128GB M.2 SSD delivers instant access to applications and fast boot times. Moreover, this notebook comes equipped with a SteelSeries keyboard, offering Anti-ghost capabilities and backlighting.
The GS40 gaming notebook features two USB 3.0 ports as well as a DisplayPort and an HDMI port so you can connect it with external devices. With Killer DoubleShot Pro, it accesses the Internet via 802.11ac and Gigabit speeds. To complete the multimedia experience, it is built with four speakers along with a subwoofer. This notebook also has a 1080p webcam, microphone, SD card reader, and Bluetooth 4.1.
The MSI GS40 houses a 6th-generation Skylake Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6 GHz. The processor also can provide speeds up to 3.5 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. Additionally, it features 6MB of L3 cache as well as Hyper-Threading technology, which enhances the cores.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Graphics
Built for an immersive gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M arms you with industry-leading technologies including dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA, and more. Based on NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M provides optimal performance per watt.
PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 SSD
The 128GB M.2 SSD can offer read speeds up to 2,200 MB/s by utilizing NVMe technology, which uses multiple PCI-Express Gen 3.0 x4 lanes.
DDR4 Memory Support
This notebook supports DDR4 memory, which offers faster performance than previous generations.
Cooler Boost 3
Cooler Boost 3 comes with two fans that provide intelligent cooling for the GS40 notebook. It also has designated heat pipes that reduce heat generation and increase heat dissipation for the CPU and GPU.
MSI True Color Technology
MSI True Color technology provides multiple viewing modes, each precisely calibrated to deliver vibrant colors and sharp images. Gamer mode increases brightness for gaming. Anti-Blue mode reduces potential harmful blue light. sRGB mode sets the screen to 100% sRGB of color gamut. Designer mode increases clarity for lines and words. Office mode reduces eye-strain after long term use. Movie mode optimizes contrast for vivid movies.
With Matrix Display technology, the MSI GS40 supports multiple external displays so you can multitask by streaming on Twitch, watching your favorite shows, and playing your games.
Fill the room and feel the bass with four Dynaudio high fidelity speakers. Drop the beat or feel the thunderous roar of the battlefield with an integrated subwoofer. This notebook also comes with audio jacks so you can connect with an external speakers or a headset.
ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC
This MSI GS40 notebook comes equipped with an ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC that upgrades the audio experience when using your headphones. It provides immersive sound effects and enhances sounds you may have missed.
Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound
Originally developed for military fighter jets, Nahimic specializes in 3D sound software processing and audio improvements offering virtual 7.1 sound in immersive high definition. Designed to work with standard audio and stereo equipment, Nahimic transports gamers into the action, allowing them to sense every footstep, hear every bullet whizzing past, and feel every explosion. It also features a high definition audio recorder to easily capture and stream studio quality sound and is only available on MSI gaming laptops, including the MSI GS40.
The illuminated SteelSeries keyboard has well-spaced keys, a strategic layout, tactile feedback, and anti-ghosting capabilities.
MSI includes the Killer Shield manager app that protects and prioritizes the networking traffic. It also helps prevent lag spikes so you can play your best.
Killer DoubleShot Pro
Killer DoubleShot Pro provides a Killer E2400 LAN controller and the dual-band 802.11ac Killer wireless card to improve latency and offer smooth online gameplay.
XSplit | Gamecaster
XSplit Gamecaster version 2 lets you record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream, and more. It's simple, user-friendly, and ideal for sharing your gameplay with the world.
Windows 10 Home
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.