Microcenter releases MSI Laptops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series graphics cards – Intel 13th Gen CPUs and their price points

Microcenter has given an idea of what to expect from MSI where the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series laptops are concern. Some of these laptops are also configured not only with 4000 series GPUs, but also the new 13th gen Raptor Lake line of processors. These laptops will be available for sale as of February 8, 2023, by which time we can expect other online stores to also have them along with other models and brands, for sale.

Lets take a glance at these “early out” units.

MSI Katana 15 B13VEK-277US ($1200)

  • Intel Core i7 13th Gen 13620H 1.8GHz Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 6GB GDDR6 105W GPU
  • 15.6″ Full HD IPS 144Hz 250-nits, 45% NTSC Display
  • 16GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • 1TB Solid State Drive
  • Windows 11 Home
  • 2×2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Bluetooth 5.2

MSI Katana 15 B12VFK-291US ($1200)

  • Intel Core i7 12th Gen 12650H 1.7GHz Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6 105WGPU
  • 15.6″ Full HD IPS 144Hz 250-nits, 45% NTSC Display
  • 16GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • 512GB Solid State Drive
  • Windows 11 Home
  • 2×2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Bluetooth 5.2

MSI Pulse 15 B13VFK-280US($1500)

  • Intel Core i7 13th Gen 13700H 1.8GHz Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6 140W GPU
  • 15.6: Full HD IPS 144Hz 250-nits, 45% NTSC Display
  • 16GB DDR5-5200 RAM
  • 1TB Solid State Drive
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Home
  • 10/100/1000 Network
  • 2×2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Bluetooth 5.2

MSI Pulse 15 B13VGK-281US ($1700)

  • Intel Core i7 13th Gen 13700H 1.8GHz Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB GDDR6 140W GPU
  • 15.6″ Full HD IPS 144Hz 250-nits, 45% NTSC Display
  • 32GB DDR5-5200 RAM
  • 1TB Solid State Drive
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Home
  • 10/100/1000 Network
  • 2×2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • Bluetooth 5.2

Verdict!

While these units have notably more performing power than their predecessors thanks to the newer and more powerful 13th gen CPU as well as the 4000 series RTX GPUs, the displays are very disappointing ,unless you plan on using external monitor/s. We really don’t expect a laptop being sold for over $1000 to dimmer than 300 nits, and all those systems tick that box. Unless you are using an external monitor as well, they wouldn’t be ideal for tasks that require color accurate displays. Regarding overall value for the money, we will have to agree when more units with these new CPUs and GPUs are released and their prices become general knowledge or when we are able to do proper performance-benchmarking and compare to older laptops and what they are being sold for.

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