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MSI GT80 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 18.4" Laptop

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28 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the MSI GT80 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 900MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable 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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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT80 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80 range from 1.7GB to 32GB.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 18.4 inches, the MSI GT80's screen size is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT80. The smallest screen size of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80 is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.8 gigahertz, the MSI GT80 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,256 gigabyte, the MSI GT80 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 120GB, the biggest is 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 are a comparable age to the GT80 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have checked, the MSI GT80's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT80. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 3.4GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT80 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst gaming laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Two Installed SSDs

The MSI GT80 is a two installed SSD portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT80 have between one and three installed SSDs.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the MSI GT80 has four built-in speakers.

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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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT80.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 2x SO-DIMM.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GT80 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT80 is a two mini DisplayPort laptop.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT80 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GT80 which has five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 47Wh to 92Wh. The MSI GT80 has one of the bigger battery capacities (89 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between four and eight battery cells, including the MSI GT80 which has eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MSI GT80 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT80 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the MSI GT80 does 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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Heavy

The average weight of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80 is 3kg, and the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg. The MSI GT80 is one of the heavier gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80 (4.5 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Thick

With a height of 49 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is very thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The thinnest portable PC of a comparable age and type to the GT80 is 17mm thick and the thickest is 49mm.

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Very Wide

With a width of 456 millimeters, the MSI GT80's width is one of the widest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GT80. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT80 the widths range from 280mm to 460mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT80

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT80.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI GS30 2M.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar spec and age to 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
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
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
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
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
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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 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
Intel Trusted Execution 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
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gt80, msi gt80s, msi i76700, msi i76700h, msi i76700hq
Barcodes 00684031193964, 00684031193971, 00684031193995, 00684031194008, 00824142111826

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