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17.3" ultrathin performance laptop · Quad-core Intel Core i7 · NVIDIA GeForce graphics · CTO

  • World's thinnest (0.85") and lightest 17" laptop
  • Ultra-fast! Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
  • Fast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB graphics
  • Drives 3 external digital monitors without dock
  • Screen size/resolution: 17.3" 1920x1080 resolution
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs; Battery life: up to 6.2 hours
  • Dimensions: 0.85 (H) x 16.47" (W) x 11.29" (D)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
  • Memory: 12GB - 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L (2 slots)
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1TB hard drive (upgradable)
  • Optical drive: none (optional external USB drive)
  • Card slot: SD/SDXC/SDHC
  • Wired networking: Qualcomm Killer E2200
  • Wireless networking: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth
  • USB ports: (4) USB 3.0
  • Monitor ports: (2) Mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI
  • Input: SteelSeries backlit keyboard with programmable color options; numeric keypad, touchpad
  • Other: 720p webcam, Intel HM87 chipset
  • Chassis: brushed aluminum, grey
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Support: MSI email support, optional DT support
  • Detailed specs: PDF datasheet
FeaturesStandard Upgrade
Memory12GB16GB
System Drive128GB SSD + 1TB HDD1TB SSD; RAID 0 SSD
NVIDIA GraphicsGeForce GTX 860M 2GBGeForce GTX 970M 6GB
Operating SystemWindows 8.1Windows 7 Professional
External MonitorsDual DisplayPort; HDMI6X DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI

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Price: $1,999.00 USD

Operating System

Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit (MSI OEM installation)
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (clean installation: no junkware) [Add $199.00 USD]
 
Base Configuration

Processor, Graphics, Drives, Memory, Wireless LAN, Color
Core i7-4700HQ quad core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, 128GB SSD + 750GB HDD, 12GB RAM, 7260, grey
Core i7-4710HQ quad core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3GB, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, N1525, grey [Add $247.00 USD]
Core i7-4710HQ quad core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, N1525, grey [Add $370.00 USD]
Core i7-4700HQ quad core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB, 384GB SSD RAID 0 + 1TB HDD, 16GB, 7260, grey [Add $375.00 USD]
Core i7-4710HQ quad core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB, 768GB SSD RAID 0 + 1TB HDD, 16GB, N1525, red [Add $1,099.00 USD]
  • Note: memory and drive can be separately upgraded below
 Learn more about processor, graphics, drive, memory, wireless LAN and color options
Memory

Memory Options
No change to standard memory
Add 4GB DDR3L memory to standard memory (maximum 16GB memory) [Add $99.00 USD]
Hard Drive or Solid State Drive (SSD)

Boot Drive
No change to standard system drive (500GB hard drive, 180GB SSD, or 256GB SSD)
  • Hard drives (HDD) have the slowest performance and lowest system reliability.
  • Strongly recommended: ultra-fast, highly reliable Solid State Drive (SSD) upgrades, if system drive is a hard drive.
  • Achieve 5X - 750X faster performance and up to 10X higher predicted reliability with the SSD upgrades below.
Customize Your Windows Experience

UltraView Desktop Manager
No UltraView Desktop Manager software utilities
UltraView Desktop Manager software utilities: Windows Taskbar for each screen, more ($99 value) [Add $25.00 USD]
 Learn more about UltraView Desktop Manager

Customize Your Start Menu
Standard Windows 10 Start menu, with a tiled workspace promoting apps preinstalled by Microsoft
Windows 7-style Start menu, with nested Programs menu and extensive customization options
Most popular: Windows 7-style Start menu with XP-style cascading Programs & Apps menus + extensive customization options
 Learn more about Start menu customization
Start Menu Customization

Many people still prefer the Start menu from Windows 7 or even Windows XP over the tiled Start menu introduced with Windows 10. Desktop business users in particular may find the Windows 10 Start menu inefficient to navigate and visually noisy. From your first bootup, the standard Microsoft-imposed tiled interface acts as a set of billboards promoting games and entertainment, which seems out of place on a work computer running Windows 10 Pro. Going forward, Microsoft seeks to monetize your workspace by directing your attention to new tiles that appear on an ongoing basis, making the Windows desktop effectively an advertising vehicle.

Windows 10 is otherwise a great operating system, with many important improvements over Windows 7 and XP. However, you may miss the old Start menu and you may not appreciate Microsoft's monetizing your own workspace.

Now you can combine the superior performance of Windows 10 with a familiar and efficient Start menu that you prefer and control.

The standard Windows 10 tiled Start menu remains accessible if ever needed. Meanwhile, you can tailor your new and familiar Start menu to your unique preferences with highly configurable options and skins. You can also permanently revert to the standard Windows 10 Start menu at any time.


  • Clicking "All Programs" (above left) opens a submenu of nested program groups, which open inline to show programs (above right)

  • Clicking "All Programs" (above left) opens a submenu of nested program groups, which open inline to show programs (above right)
Windows 7-style Start menu, with nested Programs menu and extensive customization options

  • Clicking "Programs" or "Apps" (above left) opens a cascading (flyout) submenu showing all program groups or all apps at once, in multiple columns if necessary, with no need to scroll (shown at right). Hovering over any program group opens a submenu of programs. This interface is fastest for navigating a long list of program groups. Also, splitting Apps (mostly Microsoft consumer bloatware) from Programs keeps the Programs menu lean and focused on your own installed applications.

  • Clicking "Programs" or "Apps" (above left) opens a cascading (flyout) submenu showing all program groups or all apps at once, in multiple columns if necessary, with no need to scroll (shown at right). Hovering over any program group opens a submenu of programs. This interface is fastest for navigating a long list of program groups. Also, splitting Apps (mostly Microsoft consumer bloatware) from Programs keeps the Programs menu lean and focused on your own installed applications.
Most popular: Windows 7-style Start menu with XP-style cascading Programs & Apps menus

  • The standard Windows 10 Start menu is visually noisy with Microsoft-imposed billboards promoting games and entertainment. It's also slow to navigate long lists of programs (shown at left).

  • The standard Windows 10 Start menu is visually noisy with Microsoft-imposed billboards promoting games and entertainment. It's also slow to navigate long lists of programs (at left).
Standard Windows 10 Start menu, with consumer-focused games and entertainment tiles promoted by Microsoft, is noisy and out of place on a workstation.

Install Avast Free Antivirus
Avast Free Antivirus: highly recommended, free for life, world's #1 most popular security product, installed in SILENT mode
Avast Free Antivirus: highly recommended, free for life, world's #1 most popular security product, installed in STANDARD mode
No antivirus software
 Learn more about Avast Free Antivirus
Productivity Software

Office Suite
No office suite software
LibreOffice free office suite (open source): includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, database, math
Microsoft 365 Personal (1-year subscription, keycard): Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, OneNote [Add $99.00 USD]
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 (key card): Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote [Add $175.00 USD]
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019 (key card): Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote [Add $275.00 USD]
Microsoft Office Standard 2010: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote [Add $299.00 USD]
Accessories: Speakers

Speakers
No speakers
Satechi Dual Sonic compact stereo speakers; 2.9in high, fits under monitor; volume control; USB power [Add $35.00 USD]
Warranty and Support

MSI Support
MSI email support

Digital Tigers Support
No Digital Tigers support
1-Year Digital Tigers Expert Telephone / Email Support with Remote Diagnostics, Remote Control [Add $99.00 USD]
2-Year Digital Tigers Expert Telephone / Email Support with Remote Diagnostics, Remote Control [Add $199.00 USD]
3-Year Digital Tigers Expert Telephone / Email Support with Remote Diagnostics, Remote Control [Add $299.00 USD]
  • Digital Tigers support hours are Mon - Fri, 9am - 7pm ET USA (UTC/GMT -5 hours)
  • Toll-free 800 telephone support number in USA
  • Free support excludes virus / malware removal (fee-based support)
Multi-Monitor Adapters and Docks for Adding External Monitors to Laptop

DisplayPort Ports
(2) Mini DisplayPort 1.2 ports
(3) DisplayPort, up to 2560x1600 resolution each: 2-port DisplayPort MST hub + Mini DisplayPort port [Add $125.00 USD]
(4) DisplayPort ports: 3-port DisplayPort MST hub (attached to mDP port) + (1) Mini DisplayPort port [Add $150.00 USD]
(4) DisplayPort ports: 3-port DisplayPort MST hub + (1) 10ft MDP to DisplayPort cable [Add $170.00 USD]
(4) DisplayPort, up to 2560x1600 resolution each: (2) 2-port DisplayPort MST hubs w/mDP adapters [Add $298.00 USD]
(6) DisplayPort ports: 3-port DP MST hub + mDP port + (2) USB to DisplayPort adapters via USB3 hub [Add $395.00 USD]
  • Native Mini DisplayPort ports support up to 3840 x 2160 resolution (4K UHD, 60 Hz)
  • 2-port MST hub supports up to 2560 x 1600 resolution per port
  • 3-port MST hub supports up to 1920 x 1200 resolution per port
  • USB-to-DisplayPort adapter supports up to 2560 x 1600 resolution per port

DVI Ports
No DVI ports
(1) DVI port: 10ft HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable [Add $15.00 USD]
(2) DVI ports: 10ft HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable + 10ft Mini DisplayPort to DVI cable [Add $35.00 USD]
(3) DVI ports: 10ft HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable + (2) 10ft Mini DisplayPort to DVI cables [Add $55.00 USD]
(4) DVI ports: 10ft HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable + (2) 10ft mDP to DVI cables + USB/DVI adapter [Add $135.00 USD]
(6) DVI ports: 3-port DP MST hub with DVI adapters + HDMI/DVI adapter cable + USB dual DVI adapter [Add $339.00 USD]
  • DVI adapter cables and USB-to-DVI adapters support up to 1920x1200 resolution

HDMI Ports
(1) HDMI 1.4 port
(2) HDMI ports: (1) native port + (1) 10ft Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cable [Add $20.00 USD]
(3) HDMI ports: (1) native port + (2) 10ft Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cables [Add $40.00 USD]
(4) HDMI ports: (1) native port + 3-HDMI DisplayPort MST hub with mDP to DP M/F adapter [Add $195.00 USD]
(6) HDMI ports: (1) native port + 3-HDMI DisplayPort MST hub w/mDP adapter + USB3-dual-HDMI adapter [Add $295.00 USD]
  • Native HDMI port supports up to 3840 x 2160 resolution (4K UHD, 30 Hz)
  • HDMI adapter cables and hub support up to 1920 x 1080 resolution (FHD)

Docking Station / Port Replicator
No dock / port replicator
Universal USB 3.0 dock: HDMI x 2 or DVI x 2; USB3 x 2; USB2 x 4; Gigabit LAN; mic; earphone ports [Add $149.00 USD]
HP USB 3.0 Port Replicator with DisplayPort, HDMI, dual DVI, USB3 x 2; USB2 x 4, Gigabit LAN, audio [Add $199.00 USD]
Accessories

Input accessory
No input accessory
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX: compact premium wireless laser mouse with hyper-fast scroll wheel [Add $59.00 USD]

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Price: $1,999.00 USD
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