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[MaxPC] MSI GT780R and GX780 Gaming Laptops Available Now

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MSI has begun shipping two new gaming laptops in North America, the company announced Monday. The company’s latest gaming laptops, the GT780R and GX780, are both 17-inchers that feature SteelSeries keyboards specially designed for gamers.
Steelseries laptop keyboard, nice.
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post #2 of 14
16 gb is a little overkill. I would rather have 8 and a 15" screen for cheaper. Keyboard looks nice though
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post #3 of 14
Pfffft for that price I can get a Mac.

They look nice. Probably the most powerful retail gaming laptop? Aside from a ridiculous $5,000+ Alienware.
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post #4 of 14
Wait a second... aren't these laptops for sale available in other sites with custom specs? (better CPU, more RAM, and a few more things that increase their price tag).

Here they are. When you customize it, they pretty much reach the price tag of a customized Alienware, but this one has a better GPU, which makes me wonder which one is worth it more, an Alienware or this MSI.
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^ Probably the Alienware. I'd say the build on them is sturdier and more unique. People who don't know much go crazy over Alienware.
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post #6 of 14
Seems pretty stupid marketing it as 'designed specially for gamers' and putting 16GB of RAM in it... as if any gamer needs that?!

Surely that money is better spent on a better GPU that will actually make a difference to games.

Look pretty good though, keyboards nice especially for a laptop
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post #7 of 14
nice specs a little bit too much ram, would be if a 15.6" screen was available.
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post #8 of 14
laptops are seriously packing alot of punch these days, albeit ridiculously expensive XD
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
^ Probably the Alienware. I'd say the build on them is sturdier and more unique. People who don't know much go crazy over Alienware.
The only thing that bothers me is that th M18X comes packed with wither GTX 460m in SLI or HD 6970m in CF, and apparently the former are not as fast as a single GTX 560m in the benchmarks!! According to notebookcheck at least lol.

I wonder how fast the ATI's in crossfire are compared to the 560m, but if I get that, I wouldn't have CUDA . If only AMD Stream was widely supported...
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post #10 of 14
meh, a 560M is not the fastest of video cards. nothing to brag about, just your average gaming laptop.
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