NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics Card; To Retail For US$349

When Nvidia announced its Turing GPU architecture past year, it couldn't stop talking about ray tracing, which is some very cool technology that allows reflections and shadows in a digitally rendered environment (like a game) to behave as they would in real life. At CES 2019, the Nvidia team announced that the GeForce RTX series will be available in over 40 laptops in over 100 configurations, an area that the team believes to be the "fastest growing gaming platform".

With RTX 2080, RTX 2070, and RTX 2060 versions of its Turing GPU architecture going into the next generation of gaming notebooks there is a whole lot of graphics power going mobile around the end of this month. I can't wait for them to experience this new wave of laptops.

The m15 (below) has a 15-inch 4K UHD display, 16GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage, with the specs mostly identical to the m17 above.

What's arguably more impressive, though - and something that blew T3 away when we first saw the system - is that MSI has managed to fit this next-generation GPU into a simply stunning thin and light chassis.

In addition, the GS75 Stealth also comes equipped with an extra-large touchpad (35 per cent increase with multi-finger gestures) with a smooth glass surface, the latter implemented to improve responsiveness and accuracy, as well as an innovative selection of passive radiator laptop speakers, which have been designed specifically to deliver stunning audio bass and powerful sound effects.

On the other side of the spectrum is the PS63 Modern, a laptop built for creators with a smaller emphasis on graphical oomph.

A cheaper version called the Predator 500 loses the novel hinge mechanism, which is replaced by a regular 15.6-inch laptop screen.

The MSI GS75 Stealth takes what made the GS65 Stealth an Editor's Choice victor and blows it out to 17.3 inches - we have nothing to complain about that.

The m15 is being upgraded with Intel's new 8th gen processors, as well as a new Core i9 option. You can get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. But you should probably get excited about the Nvidia RTX 2060, a new GPU capable of ray tracing and retailing for just $350 (equivalent to £275 - exact United Kingdom pricing TBA).

Vanessa Coleman

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