Sponsored: MSI has the ultimate gaming laptops and also some bargains for Black Friday

The only question is, which one is best for you?

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Looking to update your gaming or creative rig? Purveyor of high-spec, high-value computer products MSI has just the thing. Or, to be more strictly accurate, just the things.

MSI is a partner to no fewer than 12 pro-gaming teams worldwide, so it knows what gamers want: power, precision, reliability and great features. 

Let us talk you through the arse-kicking computer menu, sir/madam.

The pure gamer: GE73VR Raider Series

MSI is a keen backer of top e-sports athletes in local and international gaming tournaments, and the GE73R is built with laser focus on what those gamers want. It puts the power of a desktop replacement into a truly portable laptop, with results that are thrilling in terms of both quality and performance. 

The 120hz/3ms display gives you an edge, and makes your games look better than ever. The SteelSeries per-key RGB board puts you in total control, with precision keys that can be set to any colour you like,and the redesigned speaker chamber is 5x bigger than the industry norm, for sound you can feel. 

Sporty styling conceals an Intel 7th gen i7 processor and up to a GTX 1070 graphics card from Nvidia. 

Not only can you choose the colour of every single key, there are even coloured lights in the USB sockets, making them impossible to miss, even in the dark. If you’re serious about gaming, there’s nothing better than the GE73VR for the price.

Best for: cutting-edge gamers

The slimline slayer: GS63VR (7RD) Stealth

MSI’s thinnest and lightest laptop now features a GTX 1050 as well as 1060 and 1070 Max-Q options, cooled by its Cooler Boost Trinity system. 

Despite being just 17.7mm deep and 1.9kg, the GS63VR has a stack of essential connectivity options, with HDMI, mDP, USB, and Thunderbolt 3, for up to 40Gbps data transfers, 4K/60Hz monitor output and rapid charging. 

Also included in the (reduced) price is an Intel 7th gen i7 processor and RGB keyboard. The display is a high quality, 15.6-inch, IPS, full HD, anti-glare affair. Just shove it in your rucksack and get to the next tournament.

Best for: those who require portability with power.

The desktop replacement: GT75VR Titan

The first desktop replacement laptop with a proper, SteelSeries mechanical keyboard, the multi-award-winning GT75R features the same per-key RGB tech as the GE73VR. Built for those who want, this beast also boasts a 120hz/3ms display, GTX 1080 graphics and Intel 7th gen i7 processor.

Essentially, it's the GE73VR on steroids, with a hulking, 17.3-inch screen and up to 10Gbps networking.  

Best for: those who want ultimate power without compromise