MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-434
Only one thing counts with the new MSI Vector GP76 gaming laptop: speed! A 360 Hz display with a real response time of 4ms (gray to gray), a 150 W TGP Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and an Alder Lake Intel Core i7-12700H all come together in an almost unbeatable package.
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2022
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; tough device; waterproof IP53 and dust avoiding; great connectivity; good speakers; decent ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2022
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; excellent display; comfortable keyboard; Wi-Fi 6; great connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using; short battery life; slow charging; no Thunderbolt port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2022
The MSI Vector GP76 12700H RTX 3070 Ti is the latest device to join the ever-growing MSI family. As far as its design is concerned, from the prominent raised hinges to the angled vents on the back and sides of the laptop, it gives the otherwise minimalistic laptop an aggressive look. Apart from that, the matte black lid is only broken by MSI’s dragon logo, which is also in black, but it draws the eye due to its glossy finish. Since there is no flashy exterior lighting to make the Vector scream that it is a gaming laptop, this model could easily do double duty as a workstation or creator laptop without looking out of place in an office or coffee shop. On the other hand, the underside of the Vector is dominated by venting, which gives a glimpse of the fans and copper thermals that are straining to keep the powerful internals from overheating. While MSI may have overdone it with the bottom vents as the fan started scraping the vent when it is shifted to a desk but it seems like given the size of this laptop there should be enough space for that not to be an issue.
While opening the Vector's lid, it still does not immediately give away its secrets with the interior retaining that all-black matte finish. However, only the large white font on the keycaps in the recessed keyboard breaks things up. But, that is only until the power of the laptop is turned on, as at that point the per-key RGB lighting blasts a kaleidoscopic rainbow. It is worth noting that there is full control over the lighting via the included Steelseries GG app. As for its connectivity, the MSI Vector GP76 has a reasonable array of ports which includes three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. In terms of its display on the other hand, this model’s display definitely prioritizes speed over resolution with its 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display delivering a blistering fast 360Hz refresh rate that will win over gamers that favour fast-twitch FPS titles or racing games. As far as its keyboard is concerned, the typing experience on the Vector GP76 is a pleasure with the RGB-backlit keys offering solid key travel and a springy response that was both comfortable and quick to type on. The keys are generally well-spaced, with the exception of the cursor keys on the right.
As for its performance, the Vector GP76 has been incorporated with an Intel Core i9-12900HK processor with 32GB of RAM, a beastly setup that is more than capable of tearing through any typical tasks one might find for it. In addition, the Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU with 8GB of VRAM is more than equal to just about any gaming task one can hurl at it, particularly on a 1080p display. In a nutshell, it is a great device to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt and different maximum Boost clock speeds of 1035 - 1485 MHz.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-12700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» 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.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.
86.7%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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