MSI GX780 Mini Review – A Proper Laptop for Gamers
MSI has recently released two gaming notebooks, the GX780 and the GT780R, both models coming with innovative designs and more than interesting and powerful technical specifications. In the following we are going to shortly review the GX780, a 17.3-inch performance-based gaming laptop.
Design, ports and features
Even though the GX780 is clearly a laptop designed firstly for gaming purposes and the attention has been given almost entirely to the performance level of the notebook, the new MSI gaming equipment does not disappoint when talking about the design.
MSI has tried to combine the classic looks of a compact limousine with an aerodynamic contour spacecraft for the exterior design of the GX780, and we think that they have done a pretty good job. The new MSI laptop is sturdy, strong, but elegant, the black casing being extremely smooth.
As far as weight and dimensions goes, the GX780 is clearly a heavyweight player, making it difficult to consider the new laptop as a highly portable piece of equipment.
The number of ports offered is pretty standard and you will be able to find HDMI output, USB 3.0 ports, eSATA and a multi-in-one card reader.
Keyboard, touchpad and screen
The keyboard is clearly one of the aspects that gamers will find most delightful. It is backlit like you have never seen before, offering more than 1,000 color combinations and 5 scenario modes with the keyboard LED Manager, it is solid and the keys are well-placed, well-spaced and extremely responsive. The touchpad is classic and responsive, but it does not match the keyboard’s spectacular look. The 17-inch Full HD screen, on the other hand, almost eclipses the keyboard, offering vibrant visual effects at a 1920×1080 pixels resolution.
Performance, graphics and battery life
The latest second generation Intel Core i7 processor and the high-end NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card with GDDR5 1GB VRAM are state of the art components that make the GX780 an almost indestructible gaming machine.
There is no way in hell you will find a video game on the market today that doesn’t run smoothly on the new MSI laptop!
The battery is also impressive, the 9 cell one offering a more than decent autonomy for a notebook with this kind of power. Of course, as far as weight is concerned, the heavy battery makes the laptop even more difficult to transport, but let’s face it, you will rarely move the MSI GX780 around!
In conclusion, the MSI GX780 laptop is aimed for gaming enthusiasts that don’t mind spending a few bucks for their passion and that don’t target portability in a notebook.
If you fit the criteria and decide to buy this very strong notebook, you will have little regrets, but if you don’t, it is better to look for something else, because the GX780 is what it is and is not ashamed of it.