VR gaming goes portable thanks to MSI's new laptop range

It's time to chuck out your clunky desktop, MSI is bringing VR to the masses.

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's annoucement of VR-ready mobile graphics cards, MSI has similalrly announced a complete revamp of its gaming notebook line.

A whopping 11 new models were shown off at an official launch event in Taipei, across the top-end GT series, and also the GS, GE and GP ranges. Yes, that means that even the lower-end models will have enough grunt to run the likes of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Desktop manufacturers should be very worried right about now.

At the top of the range sits the MSI GT83VR Titan SLI notebook - a true gaming beast that supports dual GeForce GTX 1080 or 1070 cards in SLI for proper 4K gaming. The trick to running the sorts of graphics cards you'd expect to melt any other laptops, lies in what MSI calls a "Cooler Boost Titan", which not only manages the heat from the dual graphics cards, but also the Intel Core i7 CPU.

The GT83VR also features an 18.4in 1920x1080 IPS display, as well as a mechanical SteelSeries keybpard with Cherry MX switches. Basically, everything you need get your game on, virtual or not.

Our pick of the VR-ready litter has to be the GS63VR Stealth Pro, which MSI is touting as the world's thinnest 15in gaming laptop.

At only 17.7mm thin, they still somehow managed to cram in a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card - along with a cooling system consisting of five heatpipes for effective heat dissipation - meaning that this is your best bet for taking one's VR gaming on the road, because we've always wanted to play a little Job Simulator while relaxing pool-side on holiday in Spain.

As we mentioned there are a total of 11 models available, meaning there truly is the gaming laptop for you out there. Other options include various size displays, including a few 4K resolution models, while other machines such as the GT72VR Tobii and GT72VR Dominator Pro come equppied with futureproof USB Type C.

We're still waiting on pricing and availablity details for the Middle East, but you can check out the full revamped linup over at MSI's website.