Go Back to School in Style with MSI

Go Back to School in Style with MSI

At CGMagazine, we understand that modern students need a blend of performance, luxury, and, of course, portability in their laptops, especially for back to school. The fusion of gaming prowess with sleek design isn’t just a dream, it’s a reality, as exemplified by groundbreaking collaborations like the one between MSI and Mercedes-AMG Motorsport.

Imagine flaunting a machine that doesn’t just crunch numbers or draft essays but also transports you to virtual landscapes with stunning clarity. Enter our MSI back-to-school laptop guide, tailor-made for students who want to balance intense study sessions with immersive gaming. 

With our guide in hand, you’ll be equipped to make a choice that ensures you’re the envy of both the classroom and the gaming lounge. 

Dive in with the new MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13V laptop, Raider GE78HX Series, and Thin GF63 Series, and discover a world where performance meets elegance and work seamlessly intertwines with play. Welcome to the new school year, where your laptop isn’t just a tool—it’s an extension of your identity.

Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13V

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As students head back to school, having the right laptop is crucial. While not part of the MSI Back to School promotion, with it now available for pre-order and frankly looking fantastic, the new MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13V laptop had to make the top of our list. This new innovative collaboration between the gaming tech company MSI and the luxury performance automaker Mercedes-AMG combines the best of both brands into something truly exciting.

This sleek, lightweight magnesium-aluminum laptop packs serious power with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics. It has a stunning 16″ UHD+ OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut for incredible visuals. The high-end specs don’t stop there, with configurations of up to 64GB DDR5 RAM and 2TB of SSD storage.

Despite the performance, MSI’s advanced Cooler Boost 5 cooling system keeps the Stealth 16 quiet. And the audio quality is phenomenal thanks to a Dynaudio six-speaker system. There are plenty of ports for accessories and peripherals, plus a huge 99.9Wh battery to keep you powered up all day.

In terms of design, this laptop is a real stunner. The slim profile and lightweight magnesium-aluminum chassis make it easy to transport. Per-key RGB lighting on the SteelSeries keyboard adds flair. It perfectly blends the elegant styling of a Mercedes-AMG luxury vehicle with MSI’s gamer-focused engineering.

With three configurations to choose from, you can customize the Stealth 16 AMG to your needs and budget. The Windows 11 Pro models offer robust specs for power users. While the Windows 11 Home configuration balances performance and value.

Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport A13V Specs:

  • 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H processor
  • GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6
  • Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • 16″ UHD+ OLED panel
  • 6-Speaker Sound System by Dynaudio
  • Cooler Boost 5
  • 99.9Whr Battery

Maybe Starting At $2,000, depending on configuration, this innovative collaboration between MSI and Mercedes-AMG sits at the high end of gaming laptops. But for students who want a top-tier portable powerhouse, the MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG edition is an exciting new option that delivers luxury meets beastly performance.

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The range of bundled accessories, like a logo pouch and mouse pad, provide nice extras too. For gamers, content creators, and power users who want a premium versatile laptop, the Stealth 16 should be at the top of your back-to-school shopping list for 2023, available this September.

Raider GE78HX Series

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For those students wanting to go back to school with a bang, look no further than Raider GE78HX series of laptops. Featuring the latest 13th gen HX series CPUs, this series of laptops are equipped to handle intense multitasking and gaming alike. The inclusion of PCIe Gen 5 SSD support, previously exclusive to MSI’s flagship Titan models, ensures rapid data access and boot-up speeds. With the stunning 17-inch, 1600p display boasting a 240Hz refresh rate, visuals are smoother than ever.

Graphics majors, rejoice! Choose your GPU from NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 to the robust RTX 4090. The laptop’s vast array of ports, including Thunderbolt™ 4 and 8K HDMI support, offers extensive connectivity. Despite the impressive internals and a sleek 22.9-28.8mm thick frame, the GE78HX Series weighs a manageable 3.1kg. For students unwilling to compromise on power and aesthetics, the Raider GE78HX is the go-to this back-to-school season.

Raider GE78HX Series Specs:

  • Intel Core i9 (13th Gen)
  • 16-32GB DDR5 | M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • 17″ 2560 x 1600 240 Hz IPS Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-Series GPU
  • 2.5 GbE LAN Jack
  • Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) | Bluetooth 5.3
  • Thunderbolt 4 | HDMI 2.1 | USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Smart Touchpad & RGB Keyboard
  • FHD 1080p Webcam with Privacy Shutter
  • Windows 11 Pro

Thanks to the MSI back-to-school sale, from September 8-14th, the normally pricy Raider GE78HX series is enjoying some welcome savings, with the base model down from an MSRP of $3299 CAD, now only costing $2699. The savings can be seen on most of the range, with the top-end Raider GE78HX 13VH-080US now costing only $4299, a big saving from the $4799 MSRP. You can head to the MSI Back to School site to find all the deals on the Raider GE78HX Series. Available at Canada Computers and Amazon.ca.

Thin GF63 Series

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Heading back to school and needing a laptop that can handle both coursework and casual gaming? MSI’s Thin GF63 Gaming laptop series should be at the top of your list. Ideal for students who value portability, these 15.6″ laptops deliver competent performance without weighing you down. Fueled by an Intel Core i7 processor and paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 40-series GPU, users can revel in fluid visuals thanks to the Full HD IPS display’s 144Hz refresh rate.

Thin GF63 also caters to everyday tasks with 8GB DDR4 RAM and a swift 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. The backlit keyboard ensures you won’t miss a keystroke during those late-night study sessions. With a variety of USB ports and robust wireless capabilities via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, connectivity is a breeze. Wrapping it up with Windows 10 Home, this is a balanced choice for students seeking versatility. 

Thin GF63 Series Specs:

  • Up to 12th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 40-Series GPU
  • Max 64GB DDR4-2666 – 2 Slots
  • 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA) 1x 2.5″ SATA HDD
  • Single Backlit Keyboard (Red)
  • 3-Cell 51 Battery (Whr)
  • 120W adapter

Thin GF63 series is currently on sale for the MSI Back-to-School special and now starts at $999. For buyers looking to snag a Thin GF63 12UDX-277CA, it is only available at BestBuy and has been marked down to $1099, down from the MSRP of $1299, just in time for back-to-school.

Right now, until September 24, 2023, you can head to MSI.com to redeem a $30 Steam code and a Rainbow Six Extraction game code with an MSI purchase. Create an MSI account, upload an image of your MSI product and S/N code and invoice, and they will send your prize! MSI is at the forefront of gaming, style, productivity and power, and this back-to-school season is no different. 

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