One of the most exciting announcements to date from MSI, asides from their epic upcoming 300hz MEG 271Q was their next gaming laptop release, the MSI Stealth GS77.
The laptop was an honoree in the innovation awards at CES 2022, and we think it's well deserved indeed and we wouldn't be surprised if this became one of the best gaming laptops of 2022.
But let's take a closer look at everything we know so far, and when we could expect to see it hit stores.
What is the MSI Stealth GS77 Release Date?
While the MSI Stealth GS77 is available in some regions, we're still waiting for the new laptop to arrive globally.
At the time of writing, on the MSI website under 'shop now' there are a few retailers which appear to have it in stock, however, it looks like it is currently only available in Indonesia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
This could mean that the global release date is around the corner, but we still have to sit tight.
The good news is that we know what to expect when it does arrive...
MSI Stealth GS77 Specs
Let's take a look at what the constants are across the GS77 line first.
In terms of memory, they can use DDR5 RAM and have a max 64GB capacity.
They all feature an RGB keyboard and multiple ports for SD cards, USB-A, and USB-C, plus an HDMI 2.1 port for 4K@120hz.
And finally, In terms of weight, they all come in at 2.8kg.
So no matter what model you go for, you're getting the above, and we think it looks like a perfect storm of performance and power.
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If you want to go for the very best, the main difference you'll find is with the graphics cards.
At the top end, you've got the MSI Stealth GS77 12UHS, which packs an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti 16GB graphics card.
On the lower end, you've got the MSI Stealth GS77 12UE, which has a still commendable NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB graphics card.
In between, you can work your way up the ranks with an RTX 3070, an RTX 3070ti, and an RTX 3080.
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MSI Stealth GS77 Features
The MSI GS77 looks to be a little more performance-focused than feature-rich, however, there are some interesting additions that could go a long way.
You're getting a fingerprint scanner for an added level of security, which will be greatly appreciated by all, but especially those who are using this as a heavy lifting business laptop.
On the design front, it's surprisingly slim, coming in at 20.8mm thick. Granted we're not expecting much from even the best gaming laptops over some of the top Chromebooks for instance, but 20.8mm is still thin enough to give it a sleek look and feel.
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Its RGB keyboard will be a welcome touch for fans of the more gamer-orientated aesthetic, but overall, we think the design is a little understated and almost minimal in some senses. That's a good thing for broader appeal.
For working from home, the built-in FHD webcam looks like another worthy addition and there's even a camera lock that you can toggle to ensure privacy once more.
In the way of cooling, you're getting a new Cooler Boost 5 design, that packs 2 fans and 6 pipes to ensure the machine stays cool even when pushed with some of the most demanding sessions.
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MSI Stealth GS77 Price
We've seen reports of the laptops starting at $1,799 and heading up to $4,199.
The listing on one Swedish site has it at 52,990 Kr, which translates to $5,638.16 / £4143.68, which gives us more of an idea to go on also.
It'll be an investment for sure, but we think it could be seriously tempting for those who want the ultimate gaming machine you can take on the go.
Watch this space, and we'll be back with you for more updates.