MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK
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Reviews for the MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK
Insane levels of speed, a beautiful 1080p panel, a solid chassis and the SteelSeries mechanical keyboard are all amazing, but the heat and noise levels ruin the experience sadly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2018
All-in-all, The GT75 Titan 8RG is only going to appeal to a small niche. If you’re willing to sacrifice noise levels, battery life and portability you can get a laptop with extremely impressive performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Model: The MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK is currently MSI's most powerful 17-inch gaming laptop in the market. Let's see what you can get with MSI's powerhouse that comes with an exorbitant price tag. For starters, MSI equipped their latest gaming laptop with a 6-core-12-threads 2.9 GHz Intel i9-8950HK CPU, the all-powerful processor that comes with 4.8 GHz boost clock. This CPU can provide a crazy amount of computing power, that is if the chassis can maintain a stable and cool temperature. It shouldn't be a problem for this titan because of its massive built. This laptop also comes with 32 GB of RAM and the powerful GTX 1080 GPU. For its jaw-dropping price-tag, the MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK also comes with a 1920 x 1080p Full HD 120Hz G-Sync monitor, a SteelSeries mechanical backlit keyboard and a set of powerful speakers that include two 3 W Speaker and a 5 W Woofer. Weighing at 4.5 kg, this titan is definitely not the easiest to lug around. The GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK comes with two power adapters because of the power-hungry i9 CPU and GTX 1080 graphics card. The laptop also has an SD card reader, six USB 3.1 ports, four 3.5 mm audio jacks, a Kensington Lock, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Mini Display Port, a Thunderbolt port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port.
Now, let's move on to the aesthetics of the laptop. First of all, the MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK looks as premium as its outrageous price-tag. The laptop comes in black color, with red accents and a huge MSI symbol on the middle of the lid. On top of the monitor, there is a 1080p 30 fps webcam and a built-in mic for video conferences. As mentioned, the MSI GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK comes with a SteelSeries keyboard. It is really impressive that MSI was able to fit a full-size mechanical keyboard into a laptop. The keyboard also comes with a full-color backlight, and so you can personalize it from millions of colors. As for the companion trackpad, the laptop has one molded directly onto the framework. At the right-hand side of the laptop, there are five buttons with its own function. The power button is at the top-most, and it switches on with a red light. The next button lets the user choose between the more powerful NVIDIA GPU or the shared Intel GPU. Another button lets the user increase the fan speed to the max level, and the next one is to launch the X-Split function. The last button enables the user to customize the keyboard's backlight configuration. The bottom of the laptop was designed with cooling capabilities in mind. With the large chassis and the many powerful fans, the GT75 Titan 8RG-201UK should be able to maintain a stable and cooling thermal performance. It is an important point to note due to the heat generated by both the i9 CPU and GTX 1080 GPU. This powerhouse titan may be extremely expensive, but with the i9 CPU and the GTX 1080 GPU, it certainly can take on any tasks, gaming or otherwise.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1080 graphics card combined in an SLI combination. The gaming performance depends on the SLI profile support for the used game and can range from nothing to nearly 90% gains compared to a single GTX 1080.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
8950HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» 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.
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).
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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