MSI, the leading gaming notebook manufacturer and innovator, now launches its brand new GS40 Phantom series with Intel’s latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processor for hardcore gamers. This latest 14” slim gaming notebook with enthusiast-grade GeForce GTX 970M graphics takes computing power to a whole new level while remaining ultra slim design and portability.

Skylake is codename of the brand new 14nm micro-architecture of Intel’s latest 6th generation processors. The Skylake platform requires lower power consumption but delivers better performance than before. CPU performance of i7 6700HQ is 20% faster than i7 4720HQ under average usage. It is also 50% faster than other U series Core i7 CPUs.


MSI ultra-mobile gaming GS40 Phantom series is surely the ideal choice for gamers who refuse to compromise. It combines powerful CPU and enthusiast-grade GeForce GTX 970M graphics into elegant brushed aluminum chassis, yet with only 19.5~21.8mm in height and 1.6kg in weight. This new series offers another option for demanding gamers who search for powerful gaming notebook with even smaller 14 inch dimension.

After upgrading the operating system to Windows 10, MSI fans may experience straight away the complete DirectX 12 extreme gaming effects. GS40 Phantom’s new Diamond Cut design on the side adds a stylish and chic impression. Several new MSI exclusive technologies are introduced in GS40, such as PCI-E Gen3 SSD, for boosting extreme read speeds up to 2200MB/s, DDR4-2133 memory up to 32GB for supreme data processing speed, The new standard of headset AMP with ESS SABRE HiFi Audio DAC, cutting-edge hardware design for lossless digital audio restoration, Killer Doubleshot with Killer Shield, for smoother online gaming experience and Nahimic Audio Enhancer, creating directional sound effects for true professional gamers.


As a pioneer in the notebook industry, MSI is the world’s first notebook manufacturer to offer Intel Skylake platform. MSI is dedicated to transform its Gaming DNA into MSI exclusive technologies to create groundbreaking system performance and ultimate gaming experience for MSI fans. The brand new GS40 Phantom Series will surely win ultra-mobile gamer’s heart AGAIN.

Model name GS40 6QE Phantom
Operating System Windows 10 Home
LED Backlight Display 14″ FHD (1920×1080), Wide-viewing angle, IPS level panel
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (6MB L3 Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
Memory Type DDR4-2133, 2 slots, up to 32GB
Graphics GeForce GTX 970M, 3GB GDDR5
Hard Disk Capacity 1 x 2.5″ HDD +

1x M.2 PCI-E Gen3 x4 (NVMe) / SATA Combo SSD

Keyboard Single color backlighting (red) SteelSeries keyboard with SSE3
Optical Disk Drive NA
USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 1 (USB Type-C 3.1*1)/2/0
Super Port USB3.1 Type-C interface, 4K output, fast charger
Card Reader SD(XC/HC)
Video output: HDMI 1.4 x1 / MINI DisplayPort v2.0 x1 (4K 60Hz support)
Mic-in/Headphone out 1/1
LAN/WiFi Killer DoubleShot Pro with Killer Shield
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.1
Webcam Full HD type ([email protected])
Battery 4-Cell
Power Adapter 150W
Dimension (WxDxH) 345 x 245 x 21.8~22.8mm
Weight 1.6 Kg (w/ Battery)

“We’re focusing only on high-end mobile gaming systems. We pack in the best available performance hardware in the form of RAID solutions of SSDs, where we’ve been leading the way in storage transfer speeds with our SSD solution Super RAID for years. The latest iteration, Super RAID 4 will hit 3300MB/s, up from 1500MB/s in Super RAID 3. We also use the greatest graphics cards from NVIDIA, such as two GeForce GTX 980M in SLI in our GT80, these are paired to high-end monitor panels, available with G-Sync, to create real, measurable value for end-users. As a silver lining to the cloud that is our lineup, we can now add the 6th-Gen Intel Core to our packages.I believe the sky is the limit,” says Eric Kuo.