Recently, the Taiwanese PC makers MSI has launches gaming series laptop called MSI GT80 Titan. This Latest Gaming Laptop powered by GTX 900 series graphics cards from Nvidia together multiple technologies to meet the needs of high-end gaming. GT80 Titan is the world’s first laptop, integrated MX Cherry switches mechanical keyboard made from SteelSeries and use two GTX 980 graphics cards in SLI mode.
The MSI GT80 Titan is gaming laptops highest level of MSI was first unveiled at CES 2015 this year. This is probably the most unique on the market as well as an MSI gaming laptop because GT80 Titan is the first model to be integrated MX Cherry mechanical keyboard Brown switches. With key design, gaming experience as well as durability of the keyboard has been raised to a new level. Besides, MSI GT80 Titan is integrated Nvidia GeForce GTX 980m multi-GPU technology support Nvidia SLI – Scalable Link Interface.
Display & Design:
The MSI GT80 Titan is a heavy gaming laptop with a size of 456 x 331 x 49 mm, weighs about 4.5 kg. Instead of owning the screen size of 17 or 15.6 inches like many other gaming PCs, GT80 Titan uses screen 18.4-inch – a very large display, but the resolution is only Full HD 1920×1080 pixels. MSI has not provided a higher resolution option for GT80 Titan.
Like other forms of MSI laptop, the GT80 body is also made of aluminum. The lid is made of an aluminum plate with two strips hairline of red lights. In the middle it has a dragon logo with MSI logo. Just below the hump containing the hinge and two large heat-sink.
The interior of MSI GT80 Titan quite nice with a big gap on the right side of the screen. This area contains the hardware such as RAM, hard drives. SATA optical drive, HDD is covered by an aluminum plate with imprinted dragon logo. There is also a Dynaudio system speaker designed with tiny holes along the laptop. MSI has put all the hardware of the machine to the area to make way for big mechanical keyboard.
Go to the most interesting part of GT80 Titan mechanical keyboard attached with unique numeric keys. MX Cherry mechanical switches used Brown line designed by SteelSeries. Below the keyboard is backlit in red. Mechanical keyboard feels very special compared with conventional rubber keys.
Keyboard & Touchpad:
Brown Switch brings sense of touch, similar to Blue Switch but should lower reliability. The MSI uses Brown Switch mechanical keyboards on many popular gaming laptop, MSI GT80 Titan can help meet the demand for gaming and typing text. In addition, MSI also bundles a 5 key cap with gold-plated for WASD gaming characterized and Esc keys.
However, the design of the MSI GT80 Titan also some limitations. The first is to push down the laptop mechanical keyboard so no space for the hand. This is not necessarily a disadvantage because if you’re used to sit in front of the big screen and typing on the keyboard, use the GT80 Titan external body, you will feel more natural. If you are not familiar with mechanical keys, you will be a little annoyed by this laptop. Next, the keyboard backlight system can not adjust color, it’s just the default red color.
Right next to the keyboard is a special Touchpad with numeric key. It has a horizontal touchpad design and you cannot face any difficulty to operate on a wide 18.4-inch display. Featuring touchpad also has a numeric key function. The touchpad has a small light in the top left corner, when you pressed two times on the small light icon, the numeric key layout will appear and you can use as a normal keypad, except that on a touch surface instead of physical keys. However, above the touchpad has a power button, switch the GPU and open software to adjust the fan.
The MSI GT80 Titan is equipped with a two cooling fan improves performance and air conditioning ensure crept to the hardware components inside. In terms of connectivity, it includes two mini DisplayPort, HDMI, LAN and 4-pin power port, three USB 3.0 ports, headphone jack, mic, one SPDIF port, SD card reader and an optical drive, next to the two USB 3.0 ports.
MSI says the hardware components of GT80 Titan can upgrade easily. Besides aluminum trays above the keyboard that can be designed with only one sheet. At the lower surface has subwoofer for additional bass. MSI GT80 Titan is comes with many different configuration options. The starting price of the GT80 Titan is $ 3,200.
MSI GT80 Titan Specs:
- Dimensions of 456x331x49mm
- Weight of 4.5kg
- Full-HD Display of 18.4 inches
- Resolution of 1920×1080 pixels
- Windows 8.1 operating system
- Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4, 6MB Cache, 2.6 GHz – Turboboost 3.6 GHz
- Intel Core i7-4980HQ 4, 6MB Cache, 2.8 GHz – Turboboost 4.0 GHz
- Intel HM87 Chip
- Dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M SLI, 16GB GDDR5 – 8GB GPU
- 16GB DDR3L RAM of 1600 MHz
- 24GB DDR3L RAM of 1600 MHz
- 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1 TB HHD 7200 rpm
- Blu-ray DVD Writer
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi, LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
- 8 cell Battery
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