Think it might be time

To change the laptop to a PC

May I have found a mac replacement?

Yes im happy with my Mac Powerbook and the performance but there are areas and like software solutions that is only available on PC. I have had 50K USD PC workstations and then supplied with a Powerbook. Now I use 95% the Mac as the form factor is the main reason. So if I am to change it has to be a notebook.

What happens if you combine the fastest notebook CPU with the most powerful notebook GPU you can get right now? MSI's answer to this question is the new GE76 Raider. At 3 kg and a height of 2.6 cm (feet on the bottom not included), the GE76 Raider is neither a bulky gaming monster, nor a thin-and-light, but a good mixture of both categories. Despite the somewhat slim profile, the 17-inch laptop is still equipped with powerful components.

MSI uses the latest GeForce RTX 3080 Ti flagship mobile GPU, which wants to attract customers with 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Then there is the new, blazing-fast Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900HK, a chip with fourteen cores, which can execute up to 20 threads simultaneously. As it also sports 32 GB DDR5-4800 RAM (2x 16 GB dual-channel) I will choose this as well as two 2 TB NVMe SSDs.

MSI makes use of seemingly the same AUOE295 panel we saw in the GE76 Raider 11UH but with improvements on multiple fronts. In addition to wider color gamut (94 vs. 74% sRGB), the color accuracy is better as well. Both the grayscale as well as color checker deviations are already very good (DeltaE smaller than 3) in our CalMAN measurements without a calibration.

Thanks to the new high-end CPU and flagship GPU, the GE76 Raider is obviously one of the fastest notebooks you can get right now. 32 GB RAM and a total of 4 TB of SSD storage are also an excellent foundation for many years of happy work and gaming when time allow 🙂

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