MSI GT780R Gaming Notebook Review – Taking the battlefield on the road

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The MSI GT780R was first seen at Computex 2011, and is a 17-inch full HD gaming powerhouse, equipped with Intel Sandy Bridge Quad Core, Nvidia GTX560M for graphics, impressive 1.5 terabytes of speedy RAID-0 storage and multi-colour LED backlighted SteelSeries keyboard. We check out the firepower of this mobile tank and take it for a spin in Battlefield 3!

Unboxing / Exterior

Front of Box

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Laptop Specifications

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Manuals, Warranty and Driver CD

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7600mAh, 87Wh Lithum Ion Battery

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150W Power Adapter by Delta Electronics

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Exterior of the MSI GT780R

 

17-inch 1920×1080 (16:9) LED Display

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Brushed Metal Cover

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LED indicators for charging, harddisk activity and others

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2 USB 2.0 on the Right Side. Our review unit came with a DVD Super Multi drive

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From left to right: Kensington lock, Charger Hole, Gigabit Ethernet Port, Analog VGA, eSATA and HDMI port

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From left to right: a large vent for cooling, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Card Reader, 1 USB 2.0 port and 7.1 channel audio ports

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30fps@720p Camera with a Array Mic 

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Excellent Dynaudio Speakers on both sides, Hotkeys and a Large Power Button

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Obligatory Stickers

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Shortened Right-Shift Key mashed together with the arrow keys – don't like this. We'd rather they do away with the numpad and have larger keys

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With the Usual WASD/Space/Ctrl/Shift keyboard game assignment, the touchpad can get accidentally actuated by the user's hand. Fortunately, MSI has included a nifty touchpad disable button

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Provided Software to change keyboard lighting colors and intensity.

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