SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GT780DXR-405US (GT780 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1600 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT780DXR-405US
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M: High-end mobile GPU based on a stripped down GF114 chip.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.