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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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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB Mar 2015
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27 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the GT80 is 3.3GB.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the MSI GT80 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as 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.

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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.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 2 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the superior brands.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT80 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80. The average internal memory of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT80 is 13GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 980GB. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT80, the MSI GT80's total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen size of the MSI GT80 of 18.4 inches is one of the biggest amongst gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT80 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19".

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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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.6GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. The MSI GT80 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT80 has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT80.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT80 that we have assessed, the MSI GT80's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT80 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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Four Installed SSDs

The MSI GT80 is a four installed SSD laptop.

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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.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GT80 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT80. The maximum internal memory of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GT80 range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GT80 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the GT80.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT80 is a five USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT80 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the MSI GT80 of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to 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 one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The MSI GT80 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80 have between four and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar 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 gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the MSI GT80 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT80.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT80 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to 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 portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the MSI GT80 is one of the heavier gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT80 amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT80 the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

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Very Thick

Notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GT80 have heights of between 17mm and 49mm. With a height of 49 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is very thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT80.

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Very Wide

The widths of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80 range from 280mm to 460mm. With a width of 456 millimeters, the MSI GT80 is very wide compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT80.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI GT80

HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. 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 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
Conflict Free 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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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 Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
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® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

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23 December 2015

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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....

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8 October 2015

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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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