This week was no doubt a fun one to close the summer on. Between a beastly, thin gaming notebook (the MSI GS70) and all-new phones from HTC (the One Mini) and Samsung (the Galaxy Mega), plenty of toys came through the LAPTOP offices to play with. We also managed to test the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000, the HTC One on Verizon, Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser, Beats by Dre Studio headphones and an interesting tablet stage by Belkin. Read on to catch up on what you might’ve missed.
Gaming notebook makers have become obsessed with having the skinniest rig on the block. Case in point: MSI's new GS70. The $1,999 notebook is a mere 0.85 inches thick, making it the world's thinnest 17-inch gaming notebook. The company hasn't skimped at all on the specs, however, outfitting the GS70 with a fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX graphics. But can such a lean laptop compete against the reigning beasts on the market?
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