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MSI GT80 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 2TB HDD+SSD 18.4" Laptop

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28 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT80 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT80 that we have checked, the MSI GT80's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT80's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GT80.

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

Most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the MSI GT80 which has five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT80. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Good Brand

Based on 786 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its laptops. MSI also has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT80 range from 4GB to 32GB. The MSI GT80 has one of the biggest internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

At 2,024 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT80. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80 is 980GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

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Very Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT80 is 16", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GT80 that we have checked, the screen size of the MSI GT80 of 18.4 inches is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite 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 were launched around the same time as the GT80. Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT80 have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80, the MSI GT80 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT80. The discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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Four Installed SSDs

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT80 only have between one and three installed SSDs, however the MSI GT80 has four 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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT80.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80 have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GT80 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

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

The worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of portable PC is 4.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GT80 is a two mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT80 is a five USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed the maximum turbo frequency of, the MSI GT80's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80 only have between four and eight battery cells, however the MSI GT80 has nine battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT80 is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of 89 watt-hours, the MSI GT80 has a quite big battery capacity 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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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT80 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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 laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT80 is 200MHz, the fastest is 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the MSI GT80 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT80 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GT80 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the MSI GT80 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg.

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Thick

With a height of 49 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is fairly thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT80. The heights of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT80 range from 17mm to 49mm, and the average height is 30mm.

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Very Wide

The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT80 range from 280mm to 460mm. At 456 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is quite wide compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI GT80

HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched 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
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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
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache 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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