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MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro

Specifications

MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro (GT75 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1582 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5X, ForceWare 382.64, Manual switch to Intel HD Graphics 630
Memory
32768 MB 
, 2x 16 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, 2 of 4 slots filled, max. 64 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, CMN N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN LED, 120 Hz, G-Sync, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM238
Storage
2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0), 512 GB 
, M.2-SSDs + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB, 2.5-inch HDD, 7200 RPM. Slots: 3x M.2 Type 2280 & 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
5 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, line-in, line-out, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC
Networking
Aquantia AQtion 10Gbit Network Adapter (10/100/1000/2500/5000/10000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 58 x 428 x 314 ( = 2.28 x 16.85 x 12.36 in)
Battery
75 Wh, 5225 mAh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells, 14.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD (1080p @ 30 FPS)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 3-watt speakers + 1x 5 watt subwoofer (Dynaudio, Nahimic), Keyboard: SteelSeries RGB Rapid Mechanical Keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 330-watt power supply, Qiuck Start Guide, recovery manual, warranty booklet, various proprietary tools, Killer Performance Suite, MS Office 365 Trial, XSplit Gamecaster Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4.6 kg ( = 162.26 oz / 10.14 pounds), Power Supply: 1.24 kg ( = 43.74 oz / 2.73 pounds)
Price
3600 ($4299) EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 95%, features: 70%, display: 91% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 68%

Reviews for the MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro

87% MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
RGB trip. Although ultra-slim casings are the current trend, MSI presents the GT75VR, a bulky gaming laptop that combines all the advantages and disadvantages of a desktop replacement and relies on a mechanical keyboard with colorful lighting. Our test clarifies whether the total concept is still up-to-date.
80% MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro Review
Source: The Techy English
Overall, the MSI GT75VR Titan Pro is an incredible gaming machine that suited well for pro gamers who keeps on travelling every week for work. So the question lies, is this worth the price? Honestly, the answer depends on your needs. If you want a portable gaming laptop and raw computing power on the go, then MSI GT75VR Titan Pro would be the best choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro review: A desktop masquerading as a laptop
Source: Hardware Zone English
That may turn out to be the key differentiator between the two, and it’s probably MSI’s best bet at wooing the select few looking for an insane laptop to replace their desktop. The company bucked the trend of slim and light notebooks with the Titan Pro, but even if it can get away with that for now, it’s not clear how much of an audience there will be for a niche product like that going forward.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 65% performance: 90% mobility: 45% workmanship: 75%

Foreign Reviews

95% Dickes und starkes Gaming-Notebook der Superlative
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 50%
Notebook mit mechanischen Tasten
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2017
86% Review Msi GT75VR 7RF, Una Bestia En Tamaño Y Características
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 81% performance: 94% display: 93% mobility: 74% workmanship: 85%
Review: MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro (17,3”, i7, GTX 1080)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; large screen; excellent display; good hardware; nice connectivity. Negative: High price; heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2018
MSI GT75VR Titan Pro
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; good cooling system; comfortable keyboard; nice display; decent speakers. Negative: Heavy; thick; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2017
MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive design; good connectivity; comfortable keyboard; good speakers. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Recensione MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro: gaming 4K senza compromessi
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent display; nice performance; backlit keys. Negative: Noisy under loads; mediocre touchpad; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2017
MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro: il notebook gaming con tastiera meccanica
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good ergonomy. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2017

Comment

Model: Certified by both Nvidia and VIVE, MSI is the 1st VR ready gaming laptop brand. The MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro is a bulky gaming laptop that combines all the advantages and disadvantages of a desktop replacement and relies on a mechanical keyboard with colorful lighting. Inspired by the GT83VR, the whole new GT75VR offers profound improvements in both sight and touch. MSI sticks to its traditional design language for the casing's look. The dark surfaces, some of which are brushed aluminum (lid, keyboard area), are adorned with red components that give the 17-inch machine a playful look. The wrist rest's material surprised us a bit. MSI has opted for a soft-touch finish like a rubber coating, which is just as sensitive as the other surfaces here. The 120 Hz panel has been adopted from the GT73VR. The N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747) is a Full HD screen based on TN technology. Apart from the middling viewing angles (typical TN problem) and mediocre brightness (average: 262 cd/m²), it does a good job. The low black level of 0.26 cd/m² results in a very high contrast (approx. 1,050:1) that is on par with the competition. MSI's GT75VR is definitely situated in the premium range with its lightning-fast Kaby Lake processor and exorbitantly expensive top model from Nvidia's Pascal generation. 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and 1.5 TB of storage also point to a genuine desktop replacement that offers high future security. MSI has intentionally omitted Nvidia's brand new Max-Q design in the GT75VR, allowing the GeForce GTX 1080 to show its full beauty.

The performance of Nvidia's next-generation GeForce GTX 1080 GPU is expected to be more than 40% better than the GeForce GTX 900M series'. Thanks to the powerful cooling system, the DirectX 12 chip supported by a generous 8 GB of GDDR5X VRAM can use its clock potential extremely well. A user can also live the most incredible and immersive 3D sound experience with Nahimic, highly acclaimed by gaming communities across the world. It offers high definition sound technology that boosts the audio and voice performance of the gaming computer. In 2017, the Nahimic 2+ release brings customizations like audio profile creation or more fine-tuning options for the Sound Tracker. The mechanical keyboard by SteelSeries is absolutely pleasing. With only 3 mm of total key travel distance and 1.5 g actuation, this ultimate gaming system is yet another revolutionary keyboard built for victors. After typing on this mechanical keyboard, users will never want to return to a traditional keyboard. With the introduction of the new arrow-shaped design for a heightened aggression appeal, the palm rest has also been elevated to have better ergonomics and comfort on the wrists after long periods of gaming. The GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro is certainly in the top segment of the gaming laptop category. If one is willing to pay the price, this is one of the ones to look out for.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

4.6 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).


84.6%: 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, 2017-10-24 (Update: 2017-10-24)