GTX 980M, 970M gaming laptops – SA pricing

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Following Nvidia announcing its new GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs, laptop manufacturers have unveiled their gaming notebooks which would support the mobile graphics unit.

MyGaming made a promise that day, a promise that the moment we saw SA pricing for these powerful gaming laptops we would share that information with you. Today, we deliver on that promise.

Local PC retailer Evetech gave us a heads up as soon as its stock arrived – two variations of MSI gaming laptops which come fitted with either the 980M or 970M.

The new GPUs are aimed at gamers who don’t want to sacrifice performance when moving to laptop gaming, with Nvidia promising the GTX 980M will deliver 75% of the performance of the recently released GTX 980.

Here are the specs of the laptops, along with SA pricing.

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro – R39,999

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

 MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro
CPU Intel Core i7-4710HQ 3.5GHz
GPU GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
RAM 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
SSD 256GB SSD
HDD 1TB HDD
Display 17.3-inch LED (1920×1080)
Dimensions 428x294x48mm
Weight 3.78kg
Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion

MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro – R30,999

Available in red or silver.

MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro

MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro

MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro

MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro

 MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro
CPU Intel Core i7-4710HQ 3.4GHz
GPU GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
RAM 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
SSD 256GB SSD
HDD 1TB HDD
Display 17.3-inch LED (1920×1080)
Dimensions 418.5x287x21.8mm
Weight 2.66kg
Battery 6-Cell Li-Polymer

The Dominator, our preferred choice, comes with the normal laptop features – such as Windows 8.1; Bluetooth; Wi-Fi; and Ethernet, USB, and audio ports – and a SteelSeries “full colour” LED-lit keyboard.

It also has Matrix display support, which allows for up to 4 displays to be connected to the laptop for those who are not satisfied with the standard 17.3-inch screen.

Value for money, or is laptop gaming still too expensive? Let us know what you think in the comments and forum.

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