MSI GT780DXR Review – GT780DXR-095US model
I was looking for a newer gaming laptop to replace my 5 years old Toshiba Qosmio.
I was looking at this MSI GT780DXR gaming laptop or the Asus G74SX.
I decided to buy this laptop and have had it for 3 weeks, here are some of my thoughts.
This laptop is a very fast machine with good performance and amazing keyboard layout. (found it cheaper here)
However to me, I have one negative, which is a short battery life (2-3 hours), but I already expected it since it is an absolute high powered machine.
MSI GT780DXR – 095US Specs and features
Performance wise, this MSI GT780DXR-095US has 12gb of RAM (yes, 12!!), 1.5gb video RAM, and i7 intel core processor, it easily handles everything.
Apart of gaming, I also do some Adobe Photoshop works and it runs very well. Doing video editing task is a joy, as I have noticed a big improvement over my previous laptop.
I could move the timeline’s editing with no speed reduction displaying its frames.
I have gamed much with this machine, including playing a very demanding game, Metro2033, set the graphics to the max, and it runs smooth. I have also tried Battlefield bad company 3, and Dirt 2 and ran without a hitch.
The 17.3 inch screen is clear and bright (matte screen!), and it’s 1920 x 1080! I really like the fact that I can have more applications opened on my screen.
MSI GT780DXR-095US also won’t suffer angle problems which some laptops are known for (with some laptops, you will have to arrange those up and down just to get a good viewing angle, but not with this laptop’s screen).
Hard drive is huge, it’s 1TB or actually splited 1TB raid 0 to makes everything loads faster. The machine comes with splited hard drive, but you can split it more if you prefer. I split mine to two hard drives, one of the operating system (Windows 7 64-bit) and the other one is for my games.
My favorite feature is the backlit illuminated keyboard keys, they are really nice looking, and very helpful at night. You can also change the color settings, and if you don’t like them lighted, you can easily turn it off.
There are also shortcuts keys above the qwerty keyboard for many things (bluetooth, set GPU’s modes, key to eject the DVD, etc), and my most favorite key, is the fan control key to max the cooling fan. I had a big problem with my last gaming laptop, so it is absolutely nice to have a laptop with a simple button to turn the temperature of my system back down. Really a plus!
The Built-in 720p webcam is good, clear enough for video chat on skype and facebook, and it is an HD webcam, that has its way to get away from mega pixels. And HD is like 2 or 3 in mega pixels,
The other features that I like is it has many USB ports. (3x USB 2.0; 2x USB 3.0) I have not found any laptops out there which comes with these many USB ports.
MSI GT780DXR Review – Summary
This MSI GT780DXR-095US is loaded with everything you will need for the next 4-5 years.
Sandy-Bridge Core i7 processor, 12 gigs of ram!!, GTX 570M, HDMI, USB 3.0, and 9-cell battery. MSI GT780DXR is simply amazing.