MSI GS30 Shadow notebook comes with a dock that boosts graphics performance

13.3-inch device due to launch in January 2015
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PC gaming vendor MSI has revealed a new gaming notebook which, when placed on its accompanying dock, gets a boost in graphics power.

The 13.3-inch GS30 Shadow packs the latest Intel 4th Gen Core i7 and Iris Pro graphics, weighing 1.3kg with a 19.8mm height.

When placed on the GamingDock, the GS30 Shadow gets an increase in overall graphics performance and visual detail thanks to a desktop discrete graphics card sitting inside the dock.

Users can choose any desktop graphics card to insert into the dock by full bandwidth of PCI-e x16. The target launch date for the Shadow and the dock is January 2015.

Eric Kuo, vice president of global sales and marketing at MSI Notebook, said the GS30 Shadow is designed for mobile gamers who don’t want to compromise between portability and performance.

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"MSI wants to create a new style of performance machine not only for gamers, but for stylish and cutting edge fashion users," the firm said in a statement.

"With support for DX11.1, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.0 and enhanced 4k x 2k, the GS30 Shadow sets the new benchmark for gaming notebooks and gets every user gaming everywhere."

Here are the specs for the GS30 Shadow: 

Model namer

GS30 Shadow

Operating System

Windows 8.1

LED Backlight Display

13.3" , support up to 2560x1440 , Wild view angle, Anti-glare


Intel® 4th Gen Core™ i7

Memory Type

DDR3L, up to 1600MHz, Max 16GB


Intel Iris Pro

Hard Disk Capacity

M.2 SSDx2 with Super Raid


Backlight Keyboard

Optical Disk Drive


USB 3.0/2.0


Card Reader


Video output

HDMI 1.4b

Mic-in/Headphone out am



Giga LAN/ Intel 802.11ac


Bluetooth v4.0


HD type (30fps@720p)


Built in 4-Cell Li-Ion

Power Adapter


Dimension (WxDxH)

320 x 227.3 x 19.8mm


1.3 Kg (w/ Battery)