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MSI GT80 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 18.4" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 553 owner and expert reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that MSI has good ratings specifically for its gaming laptops.

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 is 8GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB. The MSI GT80 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (32 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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

The MSI GT80 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT80 supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

When compared to other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed the display diagonal of, the MSI GT80's display diagonal of 18.4 inches is one of the biggest. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80 have display diagonals of between 13" and 19".

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The internal memorys of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 range from 4GB to 32GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT80 range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. The MSI GT80 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.7 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] is also worth considering.

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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 laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80. The smallest total storage capacity of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT80 is 120GB and the biggest is 2.3TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT80 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80 only have one mini DisplayPorts quantity, however the MSI GT80 has two mini DisplayPorts quantitys.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GT80 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This MSI portable PC supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 4.1 bluetooth version is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of notebook PC is 4.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The MSI GT80 is a four number of built-in speakers notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT80 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT80. The hard drive speeds of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT80 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

The MSI GT80 is a two number of SSDs installed laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and three number of SSDs installeds.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80 the cache memorys range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.2MB. With a cache memory of 6 megabytes, the MSI GT80's cache memory is one of the biggest amongst gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT80 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. The MSI GT80 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 89 watt-hours, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 range from 47Wh to 92Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT80 is a eight number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between four and eight number of battery cellss.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The MSI GT80 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 300 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT80. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops that are a similar age to the GT80 range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The MSI GT80 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT80 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MSI GT80 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 3kg. The MSI GT80 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this age and type (4.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT80 is 3.5GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT80 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT80

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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
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Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

(92)
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

(7)
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 25 September 2015 by Butch
(Verified Purchase)

I've had this computer now for a bit over a month and though I do love the style, the design and the upgrade ability, the trouble I've had thus far with Windows 10, MSI support and functionality... 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!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sli276, 2qctit, 2qctita, sli276c, 2qctitan, msi gt80, sli276cz, msi gt80s, msi i76700, gt80tsli253, msi i76700h, gt80tsli258, gt80tsli255, msi i76700hq, gt80titansli258, gt80titansli255, gt80titansli253, gt80titansli2559, gt80titansli2539, gt80titansli2589, gt802qc276cztitansli
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