MSI, the Taiwan based gaming notebook and equipment producer, currently is one of the market leaders at least in the gaming laptop section. While their GE line was one of the rather conservatively equipped series aiming the budget gaming consumers, this GT75VR series is one of the most expensive and aggressively configured notebook lines from MSI. Today we will check out one from this series, MSI GT75VR 7RF-007 Titan Pro 007UK.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (7th Gen), 2.9 GHz
- GPU – 8 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
- Memory – 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4, extendable upto 64 GB
- Screen – 17.3-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD + 512 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – They surely configured it as heavily as they could. An Intel Core HK series processor (which are mostly used for hardcore gaming stuff), 32 gigs of RAM (simply, WOW!!) and 512 GB of SSD along with 1 TB HDD- MSI included everything that you might think of. The solid-state drive makes it much faster suitable for your gaming needs.
- GPU – It’s equipped with the NVIDIA’s one of the most powerful GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. To maximise the gaming performance MSI chose to include the standard version of the GPU rather than the more portable (but also, less capable) Max-Q variance. It can comfortably run any title in the highest possible settings at the native 1080p resolution. It also scored an awesome ’11’ in the VR test in case you are fond of Virtual Reality games.
- Keyboard – The mechanical keyboard is a big step up from the previous version. It’s clicky, it’s smooth and most importantly, it’s fully backlit. The showstopper definitely is the keyboard in which the colour of each key can be set individually. Pretty neat!!
- Cooling – Its aggressively running dual fan surely does an excellent work. Even after playing some of the most demanding titles for an hour or so the temperature at the top of the keyboard deck was recorded near 45°C and the bottom of the deck at 55°C. Both can be considered as good considering the power of the GPU and the load.
- Price – It’s pricey as hell. Touting a £3200 price tag it surely makes it stand on the same platform as the HP Omen X 17, Alienware 17 R4 and Acer Predator 17 X.
- Noise – While the fans were nearly excellent at keeping it cool even on the full load they sure were pretty noisy. Going as loud as 55 dB at maximum load you can’t possibly think about playing games without putting on the headphone.
- Portability – While many things have changed from the earlier GT73 series, one thing that hasn’t changed much is definitely its bulky finish. With nearly 5.8 cm (even more than 2 inches) of flesh at the meatiest part, it doesn’t really score much for being portable. And weighing at 4.56 kg (10.05 lbs) it’s even heavier than the super beasts like the Razer Blade Pro and Alienware.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most powerful gaming machines out there along with the lucrative RGB backlighting. But the leading drawback of this notebook probably is the excessive weight as stated. It is surely going to prove to be a great buy if you can afford the price tag.