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MSI GE78HX 13VH-070US

Specifications

MSI GE78HX 13VH-070US
MSI GE78HX 13VH-070US (GE78 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-13950HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.5 GHz, 183 W PL2 / Short Burst, 145 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 2280 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 531.18, Optimus, MUX
Memory
32 GB 
, SK Hynix, DDR5-5600, 46-45-45-89, Dual-Channel, 2x SODIMM
Display
17.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 178 PPI, AU Optronics B170QAN01.2, IPS, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 380 x 298 ( = 0.91 x 14.96 x 11.73 in)
Battery
99 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cel
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4x 2 W subwoofers, 2x 2 W speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, SteelSeries GG, MSI Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.004 kg ( = 105.96 oz / 6.62 pounds), Power Supply: 1.382 kg ( = 48.75 oz / 3.05 pounds)
Price
3600 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.19% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 99%, features: 72%, display: 86% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the MSI GE78HX 13VH-070US

88.3% MSI Raider GE78 HX 13VH laptop review: 13th gen Core i9-13950HX and GeForce RTX 4080 upgrades | Notebookcheck
Are you growing tired of all the minimalistic notebook designs these days? MSI is trying something new with its latest GE78 by mixing retro aesthetics with the latest technology for a more eye-catching chassis.
90% MSI Raider GE78 HX review: Old-school design, state-of-the-art gaming performance
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Raider GE78HX is very much a desktop replacement system, so - perhaps unsurprisingly, given its target audience - it may not be suitable for people who need a laptop that they can carry around with them on a regular basis. There are also one or two rough edges, such as the sub-par webcam. But, if you want power rather than portability, then the Raider really delivers the goods with impressive performance and a 240Hz display that immerses you with its smooth, realistic motion. The old-school design also means that the Raider spends its money where it counts, delivering impressive performance at a relatively competitive price for such a high-end gaming system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI Raider GE78 HX 13V Review: The $2500 Beast With Desktop-Level Performance
Source: Make Use Of English
Our benchmark comparisons reveal that the MSI Raider GE78 HX 13V is an impressive performer, delivering around 79% to 89% of the performance of the full-sized Starforge Voyager Creator (our review). The latter, equipped with an Intel i7-13700K, Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti, and 32GB of RAM, comes at a price of $2,900. We've previously noted that the Starforge can be seen as overpriced. For roughly $200-$300 less, you can explore alternatives like the 2023 MSI Aegis RS 13NUF-439US, available at $2,300, which is one of the best value desktops considering its components. Considering that you're paying just a $300 premium to achieve performance that comes remarkably close to the Starforge but in a relatively "portable" form factor, it's even more impressive, especially considering that it includes a fantastic display and keyboard too. The gap in performance between laptops and desktops is narrowing, and the price difference is becoming less significant. The GE78 HX sits firmly at the top end of this market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% MSI Raider GE78 HX: a great among gaming laptops
Source: T3 English
Yes it's pricey, but the MSI Raider GE78 HX is a stellar bit of craftsmanship. A true premium feel and standout design is joined by similarly excellent performance to create a package that's a real challenge to beat. With the absurd amount of RGB lighting and translucent WASD keys, there's a sense of fun appropriate for a machine that's meant to bring you the joy of your favourite games. If you've fallen out of love with PC gaming, this machine will be enough to hook you back in... if you can afford it, of course.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
[REVIEW] MSI Raider GE78 HX (13VX) - The smaller 17-inch screen doesn't mean less performance
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2023
80% MSI Raider GE78 HX Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Raider GE78 is MSI’s more convincing gaming product of late and both looks and performs the part of a thoroughbred high-end gaming laptop. None of the typical MSI weaknesses such as poor battery life and suspect thermal management is in evidence. That makes the one serious blot on the GE78’s copybook – the absence of G-Sync and Advanced Optimus – all the more annoying. If those two features were present the 2023 Raider would be an unequivocal recommendation. Acer’s Predator Helios 16 is cheaper and offers a Mini LED option, while Medion’s Erazer Beast X40 offers strong competition and packs Advanced Optimus. The ROG Strix Scar 16 is perhaps the default choice if you’ve got £3,500 to splash on a gaming laptop but it is noisy under load. The Mini LED display is superb though. Not one of these machines is much less than excellent and all of them will provide a great gaming experience. It’s a testament to the MSI Raider’s quality that it can stand tall in such an illustrious company.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Raider GE78 HX (13VH-070US) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI Raider GE78 HX is a monster of a gaming laptop, but it’s not flawless. You get the power and display, which are the two key components for a gaming notebook, but you get short changed with battery life and the touchpad. If you’re looking for a gaming laptop with better battery life, try the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16. You get double the battery life. But overall, if you ignore the touchpad, the battery life, and the obnoxious price, the Raider has plenty to offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% MSI Raider GE78 review (2023 Raider GE78 HX 13V model – i9, RTX 4080)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
I enjoyed my time with this MSI Raider GE78 notebook and I expect this to be a worthy contender in its class of performance and gaming laptops. The excellent build quality and beautiful design, the full set of ports, the beautiful display, and the punchy audio are all reasons that could steer you toward this unit over other options. And then there’s the excellent performance in demanding loads and games, where this performed a little bit better than most of the other similar configurations we’ve reviewed (with some exceptions in CPU sustained loads). Overall, these add up and I think they affect the overall competitiveness of this series. In the end, though, you’ll be the judge of the overall worth of this series based on your needs and preferences, compared to the other options out there. But there are quite a few of those, including a handful of 18-inch laptops with a larger 18-inch display, arguably better cooling, lower prices, and still about the same size and weight as this 17-inch Raider. Anyway, this is pretty much my review of the 2023 MSI Raider GE78 series. Looking for your thoughts, feedback, and questions in the comments section down below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023) review – it receives the 175W RTX 4000 treatment too
Source: Laptop Media English
This notebook’s display covers 98% of the sRGB color gamut and features accurate color representation thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile. Furthermore, the 240Hz refresh rate has quick pixel response times. This ensures a really smooth image, even in fast-paced games. Now, how many laptops do you know that have a total of 6 USB ports? Well, this one does, and one of them is a Thunderbolt 4 connector. The absence of an SD card reader is disappointing, but not unexpected, given the history of Legion devices in recent years. All in all, the Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023) is a really good gaming machine. As with every other laptop out there, it has its downsides, one of which is its price. However, it is probably the most down-to-earth-looking gaming notebook in this segment of the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2023
How to open MSI Raider GE78 HX (13VX) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2023

Foreign Reviews

MSI Raider GE78 HX 13V, 17 pulgadas QHD+ junto a una RTX 4080
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; big screen; excellent gaming performance; powerful hardware; great connectivity; nice webcam. Negative: Noisy under loads; very high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2023
MSI Raider GE78 HX 13V, con Core i9-13950HX e GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop potenza da PC desktop
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; long battery life; nice display. Negative: Noisy under loads; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2023
Test: MSI GE78 Raider HX – springer åttor runt föregångaren
Source: Nordic Hardware SV→EN
Positive: Premium design; nice display; decent hardware; good gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2023

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 12 GB GDDR6 (192 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 60 - 150W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

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

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


i9-13950HX: Mobile CPU based on the Raptor Lake series that offers 24 cores (8 performance, 16 efficiency cores) with a Boost core of up to 5.8 GHz for the P-cores. Similar to the Desktop i9-139000K but with reduced clock speeds and TDP.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.00":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


3.004 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


86.19%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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