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MSI GT73VR 7RF-296

Specifications

MSI GT73VR 7RF-296
MSI GT73VR 7RF-296 (GT73 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1582 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5X, ForceWare 375.63, manual switch to Intel HD Graphics 630 (restart required)
Memory
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, 2/4 slots free, up to 64 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPI, N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN LED, Full HD, G-Sync, 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM238
Storage
2x Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL (RAID 0), 512 GB 
, SSDs + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD @ 7200 rpm. Slots: 3x m.2 Type 2280 (two of them 2x PCIe/NVMe) & 1x 2.5"
Soundcard
Realtek ALC899 @ High Definition Audio-Controller
Connections
5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Line-in, Line-out (7.1 analog, S/PDIF), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 49 x 428 x 287 ( = 1.93 x 16.85 x 11.3 in)
Battery
75.2 Wh, 5225 mAh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD (1080p @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 Dynaudio (Nahimic Audio Enhancer), Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter: 330 Watts, Accessories: Quick-start guide, warranty manual, recovery guide, Software: Magix Suite, Killer Performance Suite, MS Office 365 Trial, Norton Security Trial, XSplit Gamecaster 1-year Premium, several manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4.11 kg ( = 144.98 oz / 9.06 pounds), Power Supply: 1.254 kg ( = 44.23 oz / 2.76 pounds)
Price
3500 EUR

 

Average Score: 83.63% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 66%, display: 87% mobility: 49%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the MSI GT73VR 7RF-296

86.5% MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Kaby Lake upgrade. MSI equips its most powerful 17-inch notebook, the GT73VR, with the brand-new CPU generation from Intel. The Core i7-6820HK is replaced by its direct successor, the Core i7-7820HK. Our review update will find out how that changes the performance, emissions, and the power consumption.
80% MSI GT73VR 7RF gaming laptop review: Ludicrous performance at a ludicrous price
Source: Tech2 English
The MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro is the best gaming laptop we’ve ever tested bar none. It’s performance is exceptional and it’s really well-built.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 20% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85%

Foreign Reviews

Üppig ausgestattetes High-End-Notebook mit GeForce GTX 1080 und Core i7-7820HK
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2017
Kaby-Lake-Upgrade für das Gaming-Notebook
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2017
78% Review Del Portátil MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 88% display: 93% mobility: 69% workmanship: 93%
90% MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops. 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.
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.  
7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

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.
4.11 kg:

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.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


83.63%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2017-02-15 (Update: 2017-02-15)