But with a starting price of $1,999, 3K doesn't come cheap.
Harder, better, faster, stronger. The immortal words of Daft Punk were made to describe laptops of all shapes and purposes (except for harder...well, sort of. I dunno, just humor me, and go with this analogy, ok?)
MSI certainly seems to think so, as it's cramming as much tech into an Ultrabook chassis as one can muster. The new GS60 "Ghost Pro" laptop is only 0.8-inches thick, and weighs under 4.4 pounds, but the internal specs are pretty impressive.
$1,999 nets you an Intel Core i7-4700HQ CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics, 16 GB of DDR3 memory, a 128 GB mSATA SSD, and a 1 TB mechanical hard drive. The Nvidia graphics are tied to a 15.6-inch display running at an envious 2880x1620 -- an odd 16:9 resolution, but it's right in Apple Retina Display territory (2880x1800).
No, $1,999 isn't cheap, but if you need a gaming laptop that's easy on the back without skimping on horsepower, MSI is your best bet...until Razer's new Blade model starts shipping within the month.