CES 2017 has been full of exciting and not so exciting things. One of the most interesting things was announced by MSI, called the Trident 3. It’s a fully functional gaming PC fitted into a custom chassis that notoriously resembles a console. It is packed with the new Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, paired with a NVIDIA GTX GPU, memory, SSD and a hard drive. The system weighs about 3 Kilograms (about 6.61387 pounds)
In the recent months, market has been flooded with many Motherboards that are both really compact (ATX and mini-ATX) and is as powerful as a full sized desktop PCs. MSI began to sell it’s Trident during Nov-Dec, 2016. But after the recent release of the Intel’s Kaby Lake processors and GTX 1000 series, MSI decided to upgrade its Trident to these processors and GPUs.
The MSI Trident 3 is based on a custom Intel H110 powered motherboard, along with a choice of Intel’s Core i7-7700 / i5-7400 processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 / 1050 Ti graphics cards. By default the PC comes with 8 GB of single-channel DDR4-2400 memory (upgradeable to 32 GB), a 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD, one 1 TB hard drive and a 230 W external PSU. Despite the miniature size, the MSI Trident 3 is upgradeable: the CPU, the graphics adapter, the DRAM and storage devices may be changed. Due to lack of space inside, it is impossible to install a video card longer than 17 cm or additional drives, but such limitations are understandable.
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MSI’s Trident 3 can be installed both horizontally and vertically, depending on your style. The system also has RGB LEDs as well.
The Trident 3 with Kaby Lake Processors will be starting selling soon with minimum configuration costing about INR 61,201.05/- , while the more advanced configuration will cost more.