SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GT780R (GT780 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1536 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT780R
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?
Source: T Break
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%
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%
Source: Ocaholic.ch DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
heavy, strong performance, good price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2011
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
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.
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.
2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor 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.
77.6%: 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.