MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
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.
Source: The Techy Archive.org version
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%
Source: Hardware Zone Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 50%
Source: Gameswelt DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2017
Source: Newesc ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 81% performance: 94% display: 93% mobility: 74% workmanship: 85%
Source: El chapuzas Informatico ES→EN Archive.org version
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
Source: Geeknetic ES→EN Archive.org version
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
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive design; good connectivity; comfortable keyboard; good speakers. Negative: Heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN Archive.org version
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
Source: Leonardo.it Tech IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good ergonomy. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2017
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 Mobile: 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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-7820HK: 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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.
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.
84.6%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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