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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebooks that came out in the last year.
Very Big Screen Size
Across all the portable PCs that came out in the last year the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 19". With a screen size of 18.4 inches, the MSI GT80 has a very big screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GT80.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the MSI GT80's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst similar spec portable PCs that came out in the last year. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT80 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2,300GB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.
Very Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of latest notebooks is 9.2GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebooks that have been around for around the same time as the GT80.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of recently released notebooks is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. The MSI GT80 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
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Intel Core I7-4xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Has a Front Camera
The MSI GT80 has a front camera, as do most of the other new comparable spec laptops.
Four Built-In Speakers
The MSI GT80 has more built-in speakers than most of the notebooks that were released around the same time as the GT80. Most of the recently released notebooks only have between one and three built-in speakers, however this laptop has four built-in speakers.
Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT80 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1,000MB and 8,200MB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3,000MB. At 8,192 megabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80.
Five USB 3.0 Ports
Most notebooks that have been available for around the same time as the GT80 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GT80 which has five USB 3.0 ports.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that were launched in the last year.
GDDR5 Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebooks that have been around for the last year.
Two Mini DisplayPorts
Most of the other notebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 only have one mini DisplayPort, however the MSI GT80 has two mini DisplayPorts.
4.1 Bluetooth Version
The MSI GT80 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most notebooks that have been available for the last year. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.
A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all comparable spec notebooks that have been on the market for the last year.
The worst supported bluetooth version across similar types of portable PC is 4.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
Across all the notebooks that were launched in the last year the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,300 RPM. The MSI GT80 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other latest similar spec portable PCs.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT80 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. The MSI GT80 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other recently released notebooks.
Eight Processor Threads
The MSI GT80 has more processor threads than most of the latest notebooks. This laptop is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the notebooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT80 which only have between two and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebooks that have been available for the last year. New notebooks have processor caches of between 1MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The MSI GT80 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other new notebooks. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebooks that have been around for around the same time as the GT80 is 870GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2,000GB.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80. Recently released portable PCs have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.
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 frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
This notebook's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all notebooks that are a similar age to the GT80.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of notebook.
Four Installed SSDs
Most of the other new notebooks only have between one and three installed SSDs, however the MSI GT80 has four installed SSDs.
Eight Battery Cells
Most notebooks that have been available for the last year have between two and eight battery cells, including the MSI GT80 which has eight battery cells.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of notebooks that have been available for around the same time as the GT80 is 56Wh, and the battery capacities range from 24Wh to 120Wh. The MSI GT80 has one of the bigger battery capacities (89 watt-hours) amongst notebooks of this age.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most notebooks that have been on the market for the last year have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GT80 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The MSI GT80 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a full-size keyboard.
When compared to other notebooks that have been available for the last year, the MSI GT80's height of 49 millimeters is one of the thickest. The heights of newly released similar spec notebooks range from 7.3mm to 55mm.
Notebooks that are a similar age to the GT80 have weights of between 920g and 4.8kg. With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the MSI GT80 is very heavy compared to most of the other notebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80.
With a width of 456 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is one of the widest notebooks that have been on the market for the last year amongst notebooks of this age. The average width of latest portable PCs is 370mm.
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Nine Months Old
This MSI notebook was released nine months ago.
HDD+SSD Storage Medium
The MSI GT80 has an HDD+SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most notebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. HDD + SSD is a combination of a traditional magnetic hard drive (slower) and a solid state drive (faster). This can provide the cost advantages of a HDD for the bulk of the storage with the speed advantages of SSD for data which is accessed frequently.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Intel Iris Pro Graphics
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