AMA {Winners announced!} The MSI Laptop AMA and Giveaway - Win a MSI Optix Curved Gaming Monitor!

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Congratulations to our winners!
Grand prize: omegadoom13

Runners up: COLGeek, G4Captain, g.cullings872, webworkings


Tom’s Guide is proud to announce a Q&A and MSI Gaming Monitor Giveaway with our friends at MSI. We’ve invited the MSI Laptop Products Marketing Team to answer your most pressing laptop questions. Joining us for this AMA:
  • Toni Huynh - MSI NB Product Marketing Manager
  • Jordan Hsieh - MSI NB Product Marketing Manager
  • Joshua Wang - MSI NB Marketing Manager
  • Jorge Meza - MSI Technical Marketing Associate
Want to learn more about MSI Laptops? You can check out there whole Intel 10th Generation 2020 line up here.

Enter the Giveaway!

We're also proud to announce an upcoming giveaway for a fully loaded MSI gaming monitor. Up for grabs is the MSI Optix, featuring a curved 27’’ panel, WQHD HIgh Resolution, and 165Hz refresh rate for buttery smooth gaming. Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Here' how to enter:

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You can only enter once and only comments on this thread qualify. This giveaway is for our US readers only!!

The giveaway runs until 11:59 PM ET on April 17, 2020. After the deadline to enter, we’ll randomly select a winner and announce in this thread.

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The competition is underway, so get your question in!

Good luck and have fun!

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Prize.

1x - MSI Optix MAG272CQR Monitor
1x MSI Luck Phone Holder and Backpack

Runner up Prize (4)
1x MSI Luck Phone Holder and Backpack

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Is this laptop good for gaming
Hi Fouzi16, yes! These Laptops are built with the latest Nvidia Geforce RTX SUPER graphics and also Intel's latest 10th gen processor. Additionally, it also has powerful cooling fans and heat pipes to make sure you run the latest games as smoothly as possible. Our latest gaming laptops also have a lot of great features; 300Hz refresh rates, the largest 99.9Whr battery, WiFi 6, Duo Wave speaker and many more.

If you are interested in learning more, here is our 10th Gen Laptops:
https://us.msi.com/Landing/2020-Gaming-laptops-evolve/nb
 
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I’ve seen that these laptops have a GPU switch. Does this mean they have both a Gsync display and optimus? Also does the GE66 2070 Super and GE66 2080 Super Max-Q have similar performance?
 
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I’ve seen that these laptops have a GPU switch. Does this mean they have both a Gsync display and optimus? Also does the GE66 2070 Super and GE66 2080 Super Max-Q have similar performance?
Hi toffeesandwich, currently our new generation of laptops does not have the GPU switch and Gsync, however, we do have optimus as well as our Dragon Center which helps optimize and prioritize your software/games. For the GE66 Raider there is a performance diffference between the two SUPER cards.

Here is some information on the GE66 Raider:
https://us.msi.com/Laptop/GE66-Raider-10SX
 
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Hi toffeesandwich, currently our new generation of laptops does not have the GPU switch and Gsync, however, we do have optimus as well as our Dragon Center which helps optimize and prioritize your software/games. For the GE66 Raider there is a performance diffference between the two SUPER cards.

Here is some information on the GE66 Raider:
https://us.msi.com/Laptop/GE66-Raider-10SX
Okay thank you, I just got the impression there was a GPU Switch since it was present in a hands on video for the GE66 where there was an option to switch between Discrete graphics and Optimus mode, i’m guessing that was cut?
 
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Okay thank you, I just got the impression there was a GPU Switch since it was present in a hands on video for the GE66 where there was an option to switch between Discrete graphics and Optimus mode, i’m guessing that was cut?
No problem! The video was to show that the laptop has both the Intel CPU as well as NVIDIA gpu, in the coolest way possible :)
 
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One of my guildmates, in World of Warcraft, I believe is looking to get a new laptop. What model would you suggest for this, that won't be super expensive? I don't have their exact budget yet, but I know it won't be much.
 
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Hi Davidcho,
We have our AMD lineup, the Alpha and Bravo series. Our Product manager and engineers are working on higher performance chipset for these series as well :)
Thankfully, I hope that laptop come up soon. I just feel dirty to buy intel. By the way aplha and bravo are lame
 
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One of my guildmates, in World of Warcraft, I believe is looking to get a new laptop. What model would you suggest for this, that won't be super expensive? I don't have their exact budget yet, but I know it won't be much.
Hi logainofhades, we would suggest our MSI GL Leopard Series. They're thin and light gaming laptops with awesome performance at a great accessible price point. It comes in the 17.3" and 15.6" display options with a variety of configurations, so your guildmate can find a laptop that will fit their needs in terms of specs.

You can learn more about them here:
https://us.msi.com/Laptop/Products#?tag=GL-Series
 
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One of the online retailers I bought my GT72 from lists the GPU for the GE66 as the RTX 2080 Super. On the MSI website, it lists the GPU as the RTX 2080 Super Max Q. I assume the retailer is wrong and it's the Max Q version?
 
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One of the online retailers I bought my GT72 from lists the GPU for the GE66 as the RTX 2080 Super. On the MSI website, it lists the GPU as the RTX 2080 Super Max Q. I assume the retailer is wrong and it's the Max Q version?
Hi G4Captain,

All GE66 Raider RTX 2080 SUPER variations are Max-Q. We will work with our retailers in updating the specs to have the most accurate information. Thanks!
 
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For your RTX line of graphics cards, what's the main difference between the Ventus and Gaming X lineups?
Hi TechyInAZ,

The Gaming X series is our premium option that comes with a higher factory overclock and RGB support. Thanks for your question in this forum!
 
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Thanks for the fast reply!

These are available for pre-order now. When is the official ship date? I've seen a couple different dates ranging from late April to late May.

Thanks.
 
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