MSI GT780RNotebook: 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
Weight: 3.88kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 77.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 91%, features: 80%, display: 88% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the MSI GT780R

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: 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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Review: MSI GT 780 Gaming Notebook
Source: 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


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.

» 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.

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

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.

MSI reviews

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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)