MSI CES 2019 Recap – Awards and Honors
WRITTEN BY Jerry
Posted on January 17 2019
Featuring over 4500 competing companies, CES is often considered a proving ground for breakthrough consumer technologies. From gaming to content creation, products showcased here span a whopping 24 categories. Enthusiasts have been waiting for the latest products to grace the stands at CES this year as well so they can see and witness new innovations from their favorite companies.
Like always, MSI sits at the cutting-edge of consumer and gaming-grade hardware with multiple CES Innovation Awards wins for its product lineup. Let’s recap and find out more about the best of the best from MSI's CES 2019 showings:
MSI Trident X Gaming Desktop
A tiny package that delivers a mighty punch. The MSI Trident X Gaming Desktop
grabbed everyone's attention and deservedly ran away with a CES 2019 Innovation Awards (Computer Hardware and Components Category). With a volume of a mere 10 liters, the Trident X's diminutive stature might fool you at first. A 9th Generation Intel K CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2080Ti sit at its core.
That’s not all. It is also equipped with plenty of space for expansion – 2x 2.5” HDDs, 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs, and 32 GB of DDR4 memory.
A tempered glass panel adds not only class to this compact chassis, but its easily openable design also makes it convenient for gamers to upgrade their desktop as they please. Since the Trident X features a built-in power supply, you won’t need to lug around heavy adapters for power. Just attach a power cable and you’re good to go!
The Silent Storm Cooling System allows gamers to extract the most out of the powerful hardware inside the Trident X. The cooling system ensures that airflow circulates efficiently to avoid any overheating and thermal throttling. What’s more, as the name suggests, it is devoid of noisy fans – cooling your system silently, but efficiently.
MSI Infinite S Gaming Desktop
With a miniscule volume of just 10 Liters, this Gaming PC might come in a small package, but doesn't compromise on performance! Featuring 9th Generation Intel Processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, the MSI Infinite S Gaming Desktop is a mean gaming machine. A variety of technological advancements make it worthy of the CES 2019 Innovation Awards (Computer Hardware and Components & Gaming Categories).
It houses the exclusive Silent Storm Cooling technology to improve airflow by using two discrete chambers. This ensures that the Infinite S can deliver long, engaging gaming sessions without overheating or running into thermal throttling. What’s more. It’s silent as well.
MSI Mystic Light is built into the case itself. This allows you to change the lighting easily. Whether you want to match the colors to your room or imbibe the holiday spirit, the Infinite S has you covered.
MSI Optix MPG341CQR Smart Gaming Monitor
One of the very first Smart Gaming Monitors was bound to receive recognition at CES and it sure did. MSI bagged another CES 2019 Innovation Awards (Computer Hardware and Components & Gaming Categories) with the Optix MPG341CQR Smart Gaming Monitor.
It features a gorgeous ultrawide (21:9 aspect ratio) panel with a stunning 3440 x 1440 resolution that is considered the sweet spot for high frame rates and amazing detail. In addition to being a reliable 144Hz VA Gaming Monitor, this MSI offering has a few other tricks up its sleeve.
A built-in smart assistant (Amazon Alexa) transforms this gaming monitor into so much more than a display device. While you have access to all the regular power of Alexa at your disposal (weather reports, search, play music, control your smart home, etc.), you also get to control your monitor settings with your voice.
Thanks to GameSense (developed by MSI in partnership with SteelSeries), this monitor’s RGB lighting can react to in-game situations in real-time. Got attacked? It might flash red to warn you. Someone healing you? It might glow green. This deep connectivity allows for immersive gaming sessions like never before!
Other stand-out features include a built-in smart-cam for face recognition and environment detection. The sensor in this camera automatically adjusts your display brightness to make sure visibility is never compromised. A webcam stand sits atop this monitor – now, install your webcams for video conferencing, without cluttering your desk.
A programmable macro key rounds off this monitor – allowing easy access to frequently-used functions.
MSI MAG271CQR Curved Gaming Monitor
A high refresh rate, an ultra-low response time, and a curved panel make this gaming monitor ideal for gamers who want long and immersive, yet ergonomic gaming experiences. The MSI MAG271CQR WQHD Curved Gaming Monitor
also bagged the CES 2019 Innovation Awards (Computer Hardware and Components & Gaming Categories) at this year’s event.
This monitor boasts an 1800R curvature panel that is engineered to reduce stress and make your gaming experience more natural. It is curved to align with the curvature of the retina, giving gamers a much better view of what’s going on even towards the edges of the screen without straining their eyes.
Gamers who want zippy, lighting-fast responses adore high refresh rates. This monitor features a 144Hz refresh rate, WQHD (1440p) resolution, and a 1ms response time to ensure that the monitor can keep up with gamers’ quick reactions as well as display all the latest games in brilliant detail.
In addition to high-end gaming specifications that will help gamers, the MAG271CQR Gaming Monitor has a few additional features that make it stand out from the crowd.
The RGB LED lighting on this monitor does much more than beautify your gaming station. It is designed to listen to the audio signals sent by games and change lighting accordingly. Just got shot? A red flash will add immersion to your gaming experience. Getting healed? A green glow will adjust the ambience accordingly.
Lastly, a headset hanger on this monitor ensures that you’ll never need to clutter your desk with wires and a headset – providing safety and convenience in one fell swoop.
MSI also showed off a brand-new technological innovation for gamers at CES, in partnership with Ubisoft.
MSI Ambient Link
A great ambience improves the gaming experience many times over. Ambient Link takes a firm step towards true immersion by linking ambient lighting to the game you're playing. With this technology, your lights can be notified of every single change in mood, situation, action, reaction, weather, and so on – allowing them to light up accordingly. MSI's Ambient Link demo with MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON
gaming motherboard and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey showcased just that. Attacking and finishing an opponent gave the room a satisfactory green glow while getting attacked yourself resulted in a concerning red glow. This allows for complete immersion as your surroundings adjust to match your game.
Ambient Link features cutting-edge innovation that allows a deep connection with games, whether it be storylines, events, or actions. It allows gamers to 'Play IN the Game' rather than just playing a game. After all, games are a way to be transported into another world.
Since Ambient Link is an extension of MSI Mystic Light Sync, all lights hooked up to it will also match the atmosphere of your game. So, you can expect your cabinet lights, ambient room lighting, monitor lighting, all changing to give you true immersion.
CES is about more than gaming though! One of MSI's premier products for content creators was also recognized for its innovation and given the CES 2019
Innovation Awards in 3 categories – Computer Hardware and Components, High-Performance Home Audio/Video, and Computer Peripherals.
MSI Prestige PS341WU Monitor
Professionals love color accuracy, screen real estate, and high resolutions. MSI delivers an absolute knockout with a display that has been engineered to deliver exactly what you need to work. The MSI Prestige PS341WU Monitor is a professional-grade 34” ultra-wide monitor with a whopping 5120 x 2160 resolution. It was awarded the CES 2019 Innovation Awards (Computer Hardware and Components, High-performance Home Audio/Video, and Computer Peripherals Categories). Add to this a 21:9 aspect ratio, this display becomes all about giving creators the real estate they need to work efficiently – while maintaining the highest standards in panel quality.
This monitor’s color accuracy is simply off the charts. With a color gamut coverage of 98% in the latest DCI-P3 standard, the monitor is designed to display color to a professional degree. Moreover, the Nano-IPS technology improves the reds of the monitor by eliminating unnecessary orange and yellow tones that often accompany reds in other monitors.
The designs are inspired by the idea of perfect asymmetry. After all, something perfectly asymmetrical does seem just as mesmerizing as something perfectly symmetrical. The Harlequin’s Carnival, a painting by Joan Miró exhibiting perfect asymmetry is a fine example of this idea. An asymmetrical circle and a curved line on the back of the monitor blends with the perfectly symmetrical square on the front – making it stand out like a work of art, even before you turn it on.
MSI’s offerings kicked up a storm at CES 2019 with innovative offerings in a variety of segments. The efforts and technological advancements were recognized at the event with multiple innovation awards across several product categories. All the products and technology showcased at CES and discussed here will be available to you soon enough. Stay tuned for more updates from our end!