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MSI launches Windows 10 PCs geared towards Virtual Reality

MSI launches Windows 10 PCs geared towards Virtual Reality

Computex 2016 is almost over, but there is no break to the flood of new computing devices and components being announced, ready to storm the market in a month or two. Although the product selection is as diverse as the computing industry, many of them have a common theme: virtual reality. Joining what could be the next gravy train, MSI has also revealed its own army of VR-ready PCs, most of them laptops. The lone exception, however, is the odd yet totally understandable "Backpack PC" that tries to make VR a little more portable.

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Rise of the VR-ready Backpack PC: Aorus, HP, MSI, ZOTAC

Rise of the VR-ready Backpack PC: Aorus, HP, MSI, ZOTAC

This week both HP and MSI have revealed Backback PCs - computers that act like desktops but fit on your back, preparing you for a full-range, untethered VR experience. It would seem at first as though they would be leading the way - most average citizens have never seen a Backpack PC before, right? But that's just not true - at least three different groups have made the Backpack PC a real, working model before now - but only now are we truly starting to reach a first stride.

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VR goes portable with MSI’s new backpack computer

VR goes portable with MSI’s new backpack computer

Good news, everyone! Now there's a way to finally enjoy virtual reality while one the go! No, I'm not talking about Samsung's phone-based Gear VR, or even using a headset in a really wide, open space — like a warehouse. I mean using a high-end headset, like the Rift or Vive, while it's still tethered to a powerful PC. How is this possible? MSI has a simple solution: just strap the rig to your back!

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MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI Vortex VR-ready mini desktop now available

MSI’s mini desktop, the VR-ready Vortex, is now shipping. The miniature tower is about the size of a subwoofer, says MSI, but it packs all the hardware gamers need to get their favorite titles up and running. A mixture of powerful hardware, high-end features, and a specialized cooling system make for a PC that is “minimal in footprint by maximum in performance,” says MSI. Features include support for up to six video outputs and a 360-degree cooling vortex.

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MSI GT72S G Tobii laptop uses eye tracking to control games

MSI GT72S G Tobii laptop uses eye tracking to control games

MSI’s new GT72S G Tobii gaming laptop is now available, and brings with it the lauded eye-tracking technology MSI detailed last month. According to MSI, this laptop is the first ever gaming machine that includes eye-tracking technology for controlling games, and it also supports controlling certain aspects of the Windows operating system, too. To get gamers started, the laptop is shipping with Tom Clancy's The Division, though it is compatible with more than two dozen other gaming titles, all of which make many aspect of game control hands-free.

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Custom Star Destroyer houses a full gaming PC

Custom Star Destroyer houses a full gaming PC

Earlier this year MSI announced a new modding contest. Dubbed the “MSI PRO MOD SEASON 3,” those that participate have a chance to win some pretty big gaming PC prizes. While I have only seen one entry thus far, it's the clear winner in my book.

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MSI’s new AIO is as strange as it is expensive

MSI’s new AIO is as strange as it is expensive

When you think of a desktop gaming rig, you probably think of some beefy case with glowing lights and a nice monitor to compliment it. Well, MSI has a different idea about what a desktop gaming machine should look like, and it's a lot thinner than you'd imagine. Their new Gaming 27T is an all-in-one machine that boasts some serious specs.

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MSI GS40 Phantom wants the lightest Skylake gaming laptop title

MSI GS40 Phantom wants the lightest Skylake gaming laptop title

Gaming laptops are nothing new. They've been around ever since chip makers have been able to cram more adequate graphics chips inside smaller spaces. But in exchange for all the power required for decent gaming on the go, these laptops are usually hulking masses compared to more lithe work notebooks. MSI says it doesn't have to be so, which is why it has unveiled the sixth generation GS40 Phantom gaming laptop with the latest Intel Skylake, which it claims is the thinnest and lightest of its kind.

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MSI shows off all-in-one PC’s and more at Computex

MSI shows off all-in-one PC’s and more at Computex

Alongside its cubic camera and gaming laptops, MSI also brought a range of options to the ever-growing AIO (all-in-one PC) market at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. AIO's like Microsoft's Surface series combine features of a laptop and a tablet in one. These AIO's from MSI are, of course, geared towards gaming and feature a choice of i7 or i5 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M or GTX 970M graphics. Both the AG270 3K and Gaming 24GE models feature Nahimic sound which creates not only creates virtual surround sound, but has additional features like noise reduction and voice leveling when channeled through headphones.

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MSI showcases new gaming laptops at Computex 2015

MSI showcases new gaming laptops at Computex 2015

Most people use desktop PC's for gaming, but MSI's latest gaming laptops aim to give you desktop computing power in a compact form. At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, MSI introduces new models designed to mirror desktop performance. MSI showcased the GT72, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, which uses an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5 graphics card. This machine also features G-SYNC technology which is designed to minimize input lag and display stutter while eliminating screen tearing. The fast refresh rates should create a smoother gaming experience.

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MSI intros new cameras at Computex 2015

MSI intros new cameras at Computex 2015

MSI has a few new cameras to show off at Computex 2015, and while it's going easy on the details for now, we do have a look at the various devices and a general idea of what each one provides. There's the Cubecam, to start with, which looks like a distinct competitor to Polaroid's Cube camera. There's also a camera that brings with it a bunch of embedded infrared LEDs, allowing for use in dim and dark settings; and, finally, there's a high resolution IP camera with support for Android and iOS devices.

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MSI unloads new gaming laptops at CES 2015

MSI unloads new gaming laptops at CES 2015

PC gaming most often than not involves beefy desktop rigs, insane cooling solutions, and eerie glowing lights, but there is a class of gamers who like their gaming computers on the small and on the go. Gaming laptops aren't exactly new but, given the constraints of physics, they are hard to get right. At CES 2015, MSI is showing off some new gaming products, among them powerful notebooks that are vying for your attention, and your money, to be your next major PC gaming purchase.

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