MSI GT75 8SG-035
Reviews for the MSI GT75 8SG-035
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The MSI GT75 Titan is large and in charge, boasting strong performance with its Core i9 processor and Nvidia RTX graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Model: The MSI GT75 8SG-035 is one of the best devices in the gaming world. The high-performance laptop stands 5.27 cm (2.25 inch) tall. The ports on the back, consist of a LAN port, a mini DisplayPort, a Thunderbolt 3 port, a 4k sixty Hertz HDMI out and a proprietary power plug. On the left side, the GT75 has three 3.1 USB ports, a microphone-in, a headphone-out, a line-in and a line-out. The right side of the device has two more USB 3.1 ports and an SD card reader. On the top of the aluminum deck is a plastic palm rest, which does a great job at keeping hands cool and that perky RGB mechanical keyboard, with about 2.4 mm of travel. When it comes to airflow of the laptop, the Titan is not stingy. The panel mod done by HID themselves performs well. Now, the Titan can easily be opened up with one hand, comes to life very rapidly and the keyboard never exceeded 31 degrees Celsius, with a max fan noise of 60 dB. The trackpad of the device uses Windows precision, which provides a very smooth feel to it. The buttons have their own RGB and of course, consumers are able to change the colors of those as well.
The GT75 has a G-Sync panel, Full HD, 144 Hertz. Both the microphone and webcam are located appropriately at the top, above the screen. There is a Full HD, 30fps webcam with 1080p It is located at the top of the bezel where it should be, with a built-in microphone. The GT75 Titan has two 3-watt speakers and a 5-watt subwoofer. The laptop has a 90 Wh battery and is good for around 3 to 4 hours unplugged, as long as the consumers pay respect to the RGB lighting, keeping the brightness down to around 40 % and set the power mode to "Best Battery". For storage, there are five M.2 slots, three of which are underneath the heatsink of the Titan. The laptop is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i9 processors, with the GeForce RTX 20 series graphics for a revolutionary gaming performance. With these kinds of hardware, the MSI GT75 8SG-035 is easily one of the strongest gaming machines currently in the market. However, there are many other gaming laptops from manufacturers such as Alienware, Razer and Asus, which are also in the same level of performance.
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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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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.
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