If you’re a gamer, it’s likely you fall rigidly into one of two camps: Either you’re a diehard console fan or you’re all about your desktop PC.
But could you be missing out on a world of fun by overlooking laptops? We reckon so.
It’s time to let go of the idea that laptops can’t ‘handle’ gaming or that they’re a lesser option – that’s simply no longer the case.
The latest class of laptops goes far and beyond what you might remember from the old days, to give you a gaming experience at its peak.
It’s time to go portable (Pictured is the GE66 Raider)
That’s because they combine the best of all worlds. Take MSI’s GE Series.
Not only are they powerful enough to handle all the gaming you can throw their way, but they’re also a more accessible alternative to a major desktop setup that takes up a lot of space (and money).
If you take the leap into laptop life, you can take the ultimate in gaming wherever you go. No more being tied to your home office, missing out when you’re out and about, or trying to make do with a phone-version of your favourite game. Instead, you can just whip out your laptop wherever you are.
Ready to make the switch? Let’s take a deeper dive into the GE Raider range…
The GE Raider Series
The GE Raider Series is made up of three options: The GE76 Raider, the GE66 Raider, and the GE76 Raider Tiamat Dragon Edition.
All of these deliver on some seriously high-tech specs to ensure you can get your game on when you’re on the go.
The Raider Series is designed for optimum gaming (Picture: MSI)
Imagine you’re heading away for the weekend and know you’re going to have some empty time. While before you might have had to make do with the hotel’s TV, with a laptop designed for gaming, you’ll have all your entertainment to hand.
Their power comes from the latest Intel 11th Gen H- Series processors and NVIDIA RTX 30 Series graphics, to ensure speed and stamina whatever you throw their way.
So if you’re picturing a lesser-gaming experience than your desktop computer, you’ve got it all wrong.
Plus, premium features such as Wi-Fi 6E, a 1080p FHD web cam and Cooler Boost 5 ensure maximum performance under the most extreme gaming.
While laptops might have previously lagged far behind their desktop counterparts, this range proves once and for all that things have changed.
The latest Intel 11th Gen H- Series processors and NVIDIA RTX 30 Series graphics ensure the best gaming experience (Picture: MSI)
There’s no longer any need to restrict yourself to only gaming at home.
Good news: These notebooks have some key features of the range to help you take your gaming out and about.
There’s a 99.9Whr battery so you can play for longer. That’s the largest battery allowed on a plane, by the way, so once international travel is back on the cards you won’t need to endure a long flight without games to entertain you.
Then there’s the convenient rear port placement, to keep your gaming area clear and avoid the need for a load of desk space.
So yes, you can play on a long train journey, on the sofa, at a coffee shop, at your mate’s house, with no need for a load of space or set-up.
Choose the smaller GE66 Raider if your baggage space is limited – it’s got a 15.6″ screen while the GE76 has a 17.3″ inch one. This model also has a 165Hz QHD display option, for better refresh rates.
And the unique oblique angled design means the laptop is sturdy enough that you won’t panic about carrying it around with you.
The GE76 Raider Dragon Tiamat edition has an engraved pattern for extra style points (Picture: MSI)
It pays tribute to the story of Tiamat with an engraved ancient pattern and the eleven divine beasts of the tail on the chassis
It looks great, too. Just check out the panoramic light bar on the front – and yes, you can pick the colour or set it to shift between different shades.
If you’re keen for extra style points, you could opt for the GE76 Raider Dragon Tiamat version, which pays tribute to the story of Tiamat with an engraved ancient pattern and the eleven divine beasts of the tail on the chassis.
Of course, your gaming will look brilliant as well. The Raider series has been made with gamers in mind, you can guarantee magnificent graphics along with smooth performance.
Whether you’re new to gaming or a seasoned professional, it’s time to let go of the past and dive into the future – and that starts with getting over any hesitancy around laptops.
Trust us, they’ve evolved so quickly and powerfully that laptops truly are the best way to game.
Move quickly – you’ll ask yourself why you put off the switch for so long.
If you’re interested in checking out the GE Raider yourself, head here for more info.