MSI GT780 Series

MSI GT780DXR-405USProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.8kg, 3.88kg, 3.891kg, 3.9kg, 4kg
Price: 1600, 1800, 2000 euro
Average Score: 82.14% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 28 reviews)
: - %, performance: 87%, features: 78%, display: 85%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 81%

 

MSI GT780R

Specifications

MSI GT780RNotebook: MSI GT780R
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1536 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.88kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

84% Review MSI GT780R Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming Power. After bringing a multitude of mid-grade graphics cards to the market, Nvidia is finally showcasing its new high-end GeForce 500 series. The MSI GT780R will be one of the first notebooks to boast the GTX 560M. But can the MSI truly set itself apart from other gaming notebooks?
80% MSI GT780R Review
Source: T Break English
So if you really want a powerful desktop replacement laptop, without wanting to use it on your laps, the MSI GT780R is one of the best machines out there. It’s incredibly fast, maybe not as fast as some laptops with SLI configurations, but then again the noise levels are acceptably low, and you’re not really going to hurt your bank account with it either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI GX780R Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The GX780R is a definite improvement over MSI’s earlier gaming notebooks, but it’s not quite there, yet. At Rs.1,20,000, it’s still very expensive and the fact is, it doesn't look or feel like a premium notebook. It has some good things going for it like good audio quality, multi-coloured backlit keyboard, good set of hardware components and multi-channel audio out. Having said that, the build quality is still questionable, as the plastics feel too flimsy and weak. Also, for this price, you don’t get a Blu-ray drive. The battery life is below average and the keyboard feels a bit cramped. The Dell XPS 17 will give you the same features and performance for a lot less, plus you get 3DVision support as well and the build quality and design is miles ahead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Review: MSI GT 780 Gaming Notebook
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Test MSI GT780R Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 91% display: 88% mobility: 67% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 83%
Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI GT780R: отстрел конкурентов начался
Source: Zoom RU→EN
heavy, strong performance, good price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2011
MSI GT780R – bärbar gamingdator
Source: SweClockers SV→EN
Positive: performance, equipment, workmanship, keyboard, display, speakers; negative: software, touchpad, fan noise
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2011

 

MSI GT780R-i71215BLW7P

Specifications

MSI GT780R-i71215BLW7PNotebook: MSI GT780R-i71215BLW7P
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

100% MSI GT780
Source: PC Magazin - 10/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% MSI GT780R
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
为游戏而生 微星GT780旗舰本实测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2011

 

MSI GT780R-012US

Specifications

MSI GT780R-012USNotebook: MSI GT780R-012US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

89% MSI GT780R-012US
Source: Ciao.com English
Life for laptop-bound gamers just keeps getting better. A keyboard that looks (and feels) awesome, along with powerful sound and very good graphics performance, sets MSI's biggest gaming rig apart. For well under $2,000, it’s ideal for gamers looking for an alternative to a pricey boutique-built machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 89%

 

MSI GT780DXR

Specifications

MSI GT780DXRNotebook: MSI GT780DXR
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

MSI GT780DXR 17.3″ Laptop review
Source: Kitguru English
The GT780DXR is certainly a very capable gaming laptop combining excellent processor performance with a first rate gaming experience thanks to the Nvidia GTX570 discrete solution, shipping with a generous 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory. Even though we received a very early prototype, the build quality didn’t cause concerns, and the understated, yet sturdy chassis design appealed to me. It looks as if it could withstand some long term LAN gaming abuse, and will find a home among demanding mobile gamers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2012
70% MSI GT780DXR review
Source: PC Advisor English
Assuming you're no design-fiend, the GT780DXR is an all-around solid machine, and the keyboard is so pretty.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI GT780DXR
Source: PC World English
MSI's GT780DXR isn't the most powerful or the most attractive desktop replacement we've tested, but it's an all-around solid machine. And the keyboard is so pretty.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Portable MSI GT780DXR : Full Power
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: design, workmanship, performance, keyboard, harddisk memory; negative: noise, battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2011

 

MSI GT780DX

Specifications

MSI GT780DXNotebook: MSI GT780DX
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GT780DX (Model)

Average Score: 78.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% MSI GT780 DX review
Source: Techradar English
A balanced and well-thought out gaming laptop
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% MSI GT780DX
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
63% MSI GT780 DX
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 63%

 

MSI GT780DXR-290UK

Specifications

MSI GT780DXR-290UKNotebook: MSI GT780DXR-290UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT780DXR
Source: Hexus English
There's nothing particularly ingenious about MSI's GT780DXR; it's a gaming laptop that's big in size and big on power. But what's interesting here is that after years of trial and error, MSI has fine-tuned its Gaming Series and delivered a system that, whilst short on unnecessary frills, gets almost all of the basics spot on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GT780-203PL

Specifications

MSI GT780-203PLNotebook: MSI GT780-203PL
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

Игровой ноутбук MSI GT780: доступная альтернатива для грабителей корованов
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
workmanship not perfect, fast, cheap, matte display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2011

 

MSI GT780DX-i71691BLW7H

Specifications

MSI GT780DX-i71691BLW7HNotebook: MSI GT780DX-i71691BLW7H
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.891kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

84% Review MSI GT780DX-i71691BLW7H Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming powerhouse. MSI sends another gaming notebook into the race with its GT780DX. The 17 inch laptop has an anti-reflective screen and manages a Full HD resolution. The Intel quad core processor i7-2670QM and GTX 570M graphics card from Nvidia are to supply the user with the desired performance. Can the gaming notebook let gamers' hearts beat faster?
88% Zocker-Brocken
Source: SFT - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 88%
85% MSI GT780DX im Test
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% features: 100% display: 85%
91% MSI GT780DX-i71691BLW7H
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 88%
84% Test MSI GT780DX-i71691BLW7H Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 94% display: 88% mobility: 66% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 75%
Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI GT780DX: идеальная машина для виртуального убийства
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2012

 

MSI GT780DXR-i71215BLW7H

Specifications

MSI GT780DXR-i71215BLW7HNotebook: MSI GT780DXR-i71215BLW7H
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

MSI GT780DXR-i71215BLW7H
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

MSI GT780DXR-425FR

Specifications

MSI GT780DXR-425FRNotebook: MSI GT780DXR-425FR
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% MSI GT780DXR-425FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
Видеообзор MSI GT780DXR
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: High performance; High-quality display; Low heat; Good sound system; Keypad backlighting. Negative: Significant was found.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2012

 

MSI GT780DXR-405US

Specifications

MSI GT780DXR-405USNotebook: MSI GT780DXR-405US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GT780DXR-405US 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The gaming laptop market segment is awfully competitive and MSI is trying to edge out some of the bigger names with its GT740DXR-405US laptop. Its beautiful high resolution display with matte coating and high performance NVIDIA graphics make it great for mobile gaming. Add to this a slightly above average battery life and it certainly is a compelling option for those willing to spend up to $1700.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M:

The successor of the GeForce GTX 460M based on the new GF116 chip. The performance is about 13% better than the 460M but with similar power requirements due to hardware optimizations.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M: High-end mobile GPU based on a stripped down GF114 chip.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i5:

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).


17.3: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.8 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

4 kg:


82.14%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» MSI GT780DXR
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» Asus G750JZ-T4023H
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro
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GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
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» Toshiba Qosmio X70-A-114
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)