MSI makes some of the best and priciest gaming PCs on the market, so it was intriguing to me when they announced the new P65 premium notebook designed for content creators. MSI is no stranger to making a premium notebook, many of their gaming notebooks are exactly that. But those gaming notebooks are geared to, well, gamers.
MSI says the P65 provides everything a content creator or business professional needs to work quickly and efficiently. Content creators are often mobile and have a real need for desktop power in a portable form factor. The MSI P65 offers up strong processors and dedicated graphics capable of editing raw HD or 4K video files. The system can also take on motion graphics rendering as well as muscle through the toughest of spreadsheets and word processing. The P65 also features a full suite of ports including an SD card reader, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, HDMI, micro-DisplayPort and an ethernet jack.
The 15-inch screen features MSI’s exclusive True Color 2.0 technology. MSI says that each panel is examined thoroughly and undergoes an extensive factory calibration process, so each color is displayed with “absolute precision.” This results in a “near perfect” color presentation, with close to 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color spectrum. The IPS-level, 4.9mm thin-bezel panel is ideal for those who need extreme color accuracy when editing photos or videos.
While the elegant new silver chassis separates the P65 from MSI’s traditional design, the high-performance specifications keep the P65 in close comparison with MSI’s top-of-the-line gaming offerings. The P65 features Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core i7 processor and up to
a NVIDIAGeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. These specifications allow for faster rendering times and better multitasking. The P65 has up to almost three times more graphical performance than leading competitor in this category. The P65 uses MSI’s Cooler Boost Trinity, the same system found in its gaming laptops, to keep the notebook cool even during intense workloads.
“For a long time, MSI has just been recognized as a leader in PC gaming hardware,” said Sam Chern, MSI Assistant Vice President of Global Marketing. “With the P65, we’re investing deeply in professionals and content creators, bringing them high performance for all of their everyday tasks. We have taken the lessons we’ve learned from our years of experience in making gaming hardware and used it to create a beautiful, professional notebook that is more powerful than any laptop in its class.”
The P65 features top-of-the-line specifications while maintaining a slim, portable form factor. With its ultra-light aluminum chassis, the P65 weighs just 4.14 pounds and measures 0.69 inches thick. However, the slim design does not sacrifice battery life. The P65 has an 82Whr battery for up to nine hours of regular use. In addition to the productivity features, the P65 uses a Windows Hello Certified fingerprint sensor for a high-privacy business security solution and supports Microsoft’s Cortana voice-enabled digital assistant.
At launch, the P65 will be available in both silver and a gorgeous limited-edition white. The White Limited Edition shares many of the same specifications as the Silver Edition but comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, Hi-Res Audio and Thunderbolt 3. At launch, the Silver Edition will be available with either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or GTX 1050 Ti. The White Limited Edition also comes in a beautiful wooden box and includes an extended one-year warranty and protective laptop sleeve.MSI press release
The MSI P65 premium notebook for content creators will be available in September. Pricing was not announced but you can check MSI’s website for more on the device.