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MSI GT80 Titan SLI

Specifications

MSI GT80 Titan SLI
MSI GT80 Titan SLI (GT80 Series)
Display
18.4 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
4.5 kg ( = 158.73 oz / 9.92 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3200 Euro

 

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Average Score: 84.71% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 96%, features: 95%, display: 87% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the MSI GT80 Titan SLI

100% MSI GT80
Source: Digital Versus English
The GT80 Titan is indeed the powerhouse MSI says it is. It has an excellent chassis, ultra-powerful components, a highly effective cooling system and a mechanical keyboard that gamers will love. It's a standout laptop that's several steps above the rest, providing a gaming experience never yet seen on a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 60%
80% A Monster on Your Desk
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The MSI GT80 is a beast of a machine with zero finesse. It's designed purely for power, casually batting aside all the considerations that current-day laptops make in terms of looks and features. Does anyone really need a laptop with a mechanical keyboard, RAID SSDs and dual flagship graphics cards? Almost certainly not, but that didn't stop MSI from tossing them all in anyway, and we're love that it did. No doubt, this product will appeal to a lot of people for the bragging rights alone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
90% MSI GT80 TITAN
Source: Maximum PC English
Somehow, MSI was able to judo the laptop’s weaknesses into its greatest strengths. Sure, the mechanical keyboard bloats up the chassis, but you’re getting some larger-than-life power out of this bad boy as a result. Overall, the design is kind of brilliant as a desktop replacement. For $3,300, it is expensive as hell, but it also packs one hell of a punch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Review: MSI GT80 TITAN SLI Gaming Laptop
Source: PC Authority English
We didn’t even bother with a battery test, as the results are predictable – expect an hour or less given the crazy-fast hardware within. But to buy the GT80 with the intent of gaming on the go would be missing the point. This brute brings desktop performance to a slightly mobile package, perfect for bringing to a mate’s place for an impromptu LAN.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GT80 Titan review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GT80 Titan is a touch too big for my personal tastes, but if you're looking for a mobile machine that delivers the same gaming experience of using a desktop PC down to the keyboard, this is the one to get. Just make sure you're ready to carry the burden on your back.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI GT80 Titan SLI
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is impressive in a lot of ways. It offers powerful graphics performance, an easy way to access components for upgrading, which is relatively unheard of for notebooks, and the first full mechanical keyboard in a laptop. But with a design too huge to move easily, a size that won't fit in any standard laptop bag, and some serious clunkiness due to that mechanical keyboard, it's still a hard sell.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI-023UK review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is the fastest gaming laptop we’ve ever tested thanks to top-notch components in every department, and its mechanical keyboard makes the typing experience better than every competitor. It’s big and heavy, though, and painfully expensive. Alternative configurations with the same chassis offer better value but overall this is still an aspirational product for the privileged few - the rest of us will have to make do with lugging our PCs round to LAN parties.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 70%
90% MSI GT80 Titan SLI Gaming Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
Nevertheless, I still feel that this laptop is worth the price. With a mechanical Cherry switched keyboard, a multi-use mouse pad, an excellent cooling system, fast processor and storage, and two of the world’s fastest graphics cards in SLI configuration, this beautiful piece of machinery is the best laptop a gamer can spend on. I should even applause for the flexibility of upgrades MSI has offered on this machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 95% features: 100% workmanship: 95%
MSI GT80 Titan review: A crazy-fast gaming laptop with an old-school desktop keyboard
Source: PC World English
The other big cost is the actual cost. Such an odd-duck laptop packed to the gills with hardware won't be cheap. The configuration I reviewed, the GT80 SLI-001, will set your credit card back $3,400. Most high-performance gaming notebooks with a single GeForce GTX 980 will set you back $2,300. That means you're definitely paying a hefty premium for the GT80 Titan SLI, but you're really getting desktop-like performance and that slick mechanical keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2015
MSI GT80 Titan SLI
Source: Hexus English
After plenty of discussion and plenty of benchmarks, we're still not entirely sure what to make of MSI's GT80 Titan SLI. Priced at a lofty £3,500 and designed to be the be-all-and-end-all of gaming laptops, the system is as extreme as the price tag suggets and largely lives up to its billing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2015
90% MSI GT80 Titan SLI
Source: Laptop Mag English
MSI's GT80 Titan SLI has it all and then some. The notebook delivers blazing-fast gaming performance via its pair of 980M GPUs with 8GB of VRAM in SLI configuration. But more importantly, it has a mechanical keyboard that delivers both excellent precision and great feedback.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI GT80 Titan SLI
Source: Computer Shopper English
We’re of two minds with the GT80 Titan SLI. Hovering over this laptop, we’ve had some heated existential discussions among ourselves and with our colleagues at PCMag.com. Some have argued that once you get up into this price range and weight class, an all-in-one desktop PC makes more sense, as it’s still luggable from room to room, will deliver a bigger screen, and allows you to pick and choose a keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI GT80 Titan Review (2x GTX980m) (023UK)
Source: Kitguru English
The GT80 Titan is exceptionally well put together. There are no creaks or groans when you open the lid, and the construction quality is high grade. The red sports stripe along both corners of the lid are attractive, yet not too flashy. The red and black grills underneath add to the sports car style appearance, although I was slightly disappointed to notice that the motherboard inside is green and not black. A minor point, but if Apple can do it with their MacBook Pro’s, why can’t MSI?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI GT80 Titan
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MSI GT80 Titan is clearly bonkers, but the same could be said for just about every massive, hugely expensive gaming laptop there's ever been. They’re a niche product for those who simply want everything in one device. As such, with mechanical keyboards being the latest must-have feature, it does make some sense. There are still a few key areas where the GT80 Titan needs to prove its chops, and it really is a shame the screen resolution's so limited, but as a concept we’re totally on board.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2015
MSI GT80 TITAN SLI
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Over the past few years MSI have been building a good reputation in the gaming laptop market. Their early models always delivered decent performance, although the design could be a little extreme for some tastes but recently we have seen sleek, high performance systems. Just a phenomenal spec with performance and price to match. The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is one of the few products to be worthy of our Diamond Award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2015

Foreign Reviews

96% MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI (Intel Core i7-4980HQ, 2x GTX 980M SLI, 32GB RAM, 4x 250GB SSD, 1TB HDD)
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
MSI GT80 Titan
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2015
Review: MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Extreme powerful hardware; excellent quality IPS display; perfect sound system. Negative: Bulky; expensive; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2015
MSI GT80 Titan: Een monster met een mechanisch toetsenbord
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good performance; solid keyboard. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2015
80% MSI GT80 Titan : Délicieuse démesure
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test : MSI GT80 Titan, un PC portable énorme... dans tous les sens du terme
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Portable MSI GT80 Titan
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good performance; good screen; good finish; good cooling system. Negative: Good price; noisy fan.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2015
MSI GT80 Titan – pokaz siły
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good screen; perfect performance; good sound quality; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; easy access to components. Negative: Noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2015
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI– Безумный Идол
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; beautiful display. Negative: Expensive; heavy and massive case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2015
Обзор ноутбука MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI: игровой до последней клавиши
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good sound system; very good screen brightness; high-performance hardware; relatively slim. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2015
Драконовские меры. Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: High-quality color reproduction display; good keyboard; decent battery life; good sound system. Negative: Expensive; uncomfortable touchpad; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2015

Comment

Model: The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is just the machine gamers have been dreaming of. The design is edgy with a slightly thicker body profile compared to similar class laptops from MSI. Open up the MSI GT80 Titan SLI and all questions will be answered as there is a mechanical keyboard built right into the body. It uses Cherry MX keys which are practically the standard of gaming keyboards.

There is even a special touchpad at the right of the keyboard that doubles up as a number pad. The Windows 8.1 system comes with a 4th Generation Core i7 processor, up to 32 GB of DDR3L 1600Mhz RAM and two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M in SLI mode with the ability of driving three 3k resolution external monitors. This amazing feat is supplemented with a gorgeous 18.4 inch WLED FHD anti-glare monitor. Audio quality is also top notch with a 4+1 speaker system with 2 speakers dedicated for each audio channel.

Other technology include a BD or DVD drive, Killer DoubleShot Pro LAN technology, Bluetooth 4.0, five USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out and two Mini-Display ports. The MSI GT80 Titan SLI weighs in at a massive 4.5 kg and comes with an 89 Wh Lithium Ion battery. MSI has spared nothing in creating a self-contained portable gaming laptop baring a need for an external mouse.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 980M graphics cards in SLI combination. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.  
4980HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 4.0 GHz. Offers an integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
18.4":

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
4.5 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).


84.71%: 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.
MSI GT80 2QE-030NL
GeForce GTX 980M SLI

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GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4720HQ

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MSI GE75 Raider 9SE-402NL
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-02- 5 (Update: 2015-02- 5)