The GE40 2OC-009US 14" Gaming Notebook Computer from MSI features a brushed aluminum interior and exterior design for a thin yet solid build. Paired together with the red LED lights on the lid, the MSI GE40 is a portable gaming computer that is both professional and aggressive.
The 14" HD+ display features LED backlighting for low power consumption and better energy efficiency. The screen also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 900 native resolution, which allows you to play 720p HD content natively without scaling. The screen also has an anti-reflective finish to reduce glare so you can play in brightly lit environments with ease. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
The system is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor. The i7-4702MQ is a fourth generation Haswell CPU from Intel, which requires low voltage and improves battery life. The MSI GE40 also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 7200rpm hard drive, a 128GB solid state drive, a 3-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Sound Blaster technology.
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