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MSI GT80 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 18.4" Laptop

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25 Reasons For

Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT80 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GT80 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT80 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The MSI GT80 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 370MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI GT80 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT80.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Gaming laptops produced by MSI have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 18.4 inches, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT80. The screen sizes of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80 range from 13" to 19".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,256 gigabyte, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80 have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT80 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT80 is a five USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT80 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT80 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the laptops of this age and spec. Most of the gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80 only have one mini DisplayPort, however this notebook PC has two mini DisplayPorts.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GT80 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT80.

A 4 Bluetooth version is the worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of notebook PC.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT80 is a nine battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the MSI GT80 of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Two Installed SSDs

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 have between one and three installed SSDs, including the MSI GT80 which has two installed SSDs.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT80 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GT80. Across all the gaming laptops that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI GT80 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80. Gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT80 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT80 have battery capacities of between 47Wh and 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh. The MSI GT80 has a quite big battery capacity (89 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago, the MSI GT80 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT80 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Heavy

Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. The MSI GT80 is one of the heavier comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 (4.5 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] (4.8kg).

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Very Thick

At 49 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is very thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. The thinnest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the GT80 is 17mm thick and the thickest is 49mm.

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Very Wide

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT80 the widths range from 280mm to 460mm. At 456 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is quite wide compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT80

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GT80 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT80.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(90)
13 January 2016

MSI has given its mighty Titan gaming laptop a serious upgrade. You have to look fairly closely to spot the differences on the outside, however the evidence is there if you know where to look....

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7 January 2016

In review: MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI. Test model courtesy of MSI Taiwan.5500 Euros (~$5968): What sounds like the price of a used car, is MSI's answer to the mobile gaming reference notebook. The...

23 December 2015

The engineers and designers at MSI made a serious impression in 2015 with the arrival of the GT80 Titan gaming notebook. This 18-inch behemoth not only surpasses other gaming PCs in terms of... Read more…

10 October 2015

The GT80 Titan is indeed the powerhouse MSI says it is. It has an excellent chassis, ultra-powerful components, a highly effective cooling system and a mechanical keyboard that gamers will love....

Digital Versus

8 October 2015

The MSI GT80 is a beast of a machine with zero finesse. It's designed purely for power, casually batting aside all the considerations that current-day laptops make in terms of looks and features....

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Philipp C.
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing machine, well worth the price. I read the comment about the Nvidia drivers issue, I had no problem installing the WHQL 359.06 drivers after a clean uninstall of the previous drivers. Same... Read more…

Reviewed 5 February 2016 by Lisa C.
(Verified Purchase)

I would definitely recommend this product. This computer is as powerful as a desktop computer if not even more powerful and is built to last. If cost isn't a concern, this computer is amazing.... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

-I didn't want to list above, because depending on your viewpoint this could be a pro or con. The battery lasts around 2.5 hrs for my use, that was with sli enable and just surfing. I bet I could... Read more…

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by Dalton

There are many problems with this pc!

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Warren B.

Why am I stuck with old Nvidia drivers. 353.66. Current 980M drivers are 359.06. Nvidia fails to update drivers no matter how I try to update them. Device manager, Nvidia experience, or manual... Read more…

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