MSI Ships GS40 Phantom, the Ultra-Compact Gaming Laptop that Packs a Full-Sized Punch

Lastest Updated: Fri, 23 Oct 2015


Worlds thinnest and lightest gaming laptop powered by Intel Skylake and NVIDIA GTX 970M GPU delivers full-blown gaming experience

GT80 Titan available with Dual NVIDIA GTX 980 and Intel Skylake

City of Industry, Calif. – October XX, 2015MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the brand new GS40 Phantom, the world’s thinnest and lightest gaming laptop.

Designed for mobile gamers who refuse to compromise on performance, MSI’s newest gaming laptop weighs only 3.5 lbs. and measures less than 0.86 inches thick, but is equipped with Intel’s 6th Generation Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 970M GPU, and a variety of high-tech components, including PCI-E Gen3 SSD, DDR4 Memory, Super Port, and more.

“The GS40 Phantom is a breakthrough in design that combines the power of bigger gaming laptops with the portability of a netbook,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.  “The GS40 Phantom does not scale back on performance just to be lighter or thinner, it complements its svelte physique with technologies not even found in larger units.”

MSI’s latest ultra-mobile gaming laptop comes with Windows 10 and Full DirectX 12 3D features for the most extreme gaming graphics.  In addition, it showcases an elegant brushed aluminum chassis and features a variety of technologies that makes gaming on-the-go even more immersive and enjoyable, including:


PCI-E Gen 3.0 utilizes NVMe technology to harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD, resulting in extreme read speeds of over 2,200 MB/s or 5x faster than SATA 3 SSDs.

Take gaming to the next level and optimize performance with the advanced DDR4-2133 memory, capable of achieving over 2.9 GB/s and 3.5 GB/s in read/write speeds.

Super Port makes transferring files faster with up to 1,000 MB/s transfer rates, supports 4K displays with daisy chain capability, and can charge your mobile devices with a 3A current output.


Push the limits of audio clarity and hear the difference with ESS SABRE Hi-Fi Audio DAC.  Don’t miss a pin drop or a sniper shot and completely immerse into the game.

Adopted by the French army to train fighter pilots in aircraft simulators, Nahimic Audio Enhancer uses directional sound effects to recreate the most realistic sound experience available.


True Color Technology ensures color accuracy by adjusting the screen’s color temperature, visible color range and gray level stage, resulting in the most lifelike and balanced images.


The ultimate lag killer, Killer Double Shot protects and prioritizes network traffic to prevent lag spikes during gaming.  Select programs you want to prioritize and game away.

The newest technology in the Killer Networking family, Killer Shield ensures smooth gameplay by adding extra data protection for smoother uploads and downloads.

MSI also announces the upcoming availability of the GT80 Titan with Intel’s Skylake processor and dual NVIDIA GTX 980 GPUs in SLI mode.  The ultimate desktop replacement gaming laptop, MSI’s GT80 Titan is the world’s first gaming laptop with an integrated mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry Brown MX switches.



GS40 Phantom


Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
2.6 - 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost

Operation System

Windows 10


Intel® HM170


14" Full HD Non Reflection


1920x1080 (16:9)


NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M

Hard Disk Drive

128GB SSD (PCIe Gen3x4) + 1TB SATA HDD (7200RPM)


16GB DDR4 2133MHz

LAN / Bluetooth

Killer™ E2400 Game Networking

Card Reader



USB 3.0*2


1080p FHD


Dynaudio Tech Speakers*4 with Nahimic Sound


4 cell


SteelSeries single color backlight

Dimension (WxDxH)

13.58" x 9.65" x 0.87"

Weight (w battery)

3.75 lbs.