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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of MSI GT80 2QE. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the sound and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the battery and size.

performance, design, price, usability, sound

portability, size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GT80 2QE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for MSI GT80 2QE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of MSI GT80 2QE from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price. Some have doubts about the portability.

design, performance, usability


40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI 263-HID4 18.4" (i7-5950HQ 2.9-3.7GHz / Dual SLI GTX 980M 16GB / 2048GB RAID SSD + 1TB HDD / 32GB RAM / BD-RE)MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI 263-HID4 18.4" (i7-5950HQ 2.9-3.7GHz / Dual SLI GTX 980M 16GB / 2048GB RAID SSD + 1TB HDD / 32GB RAM / BD-RE)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for MSI GT80 2QE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of MSI GT80 2QE from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the price and keyboard. The screen and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size.

portability, design, screen, keyboard, price


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Titan GT80 18.4-Inch Laptop, Black (2QE-033US) - Free Windows 10 UpgradeMSI Titan GT80 18.4-Inch Laptop, Black (2QE-033US) - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI-023UK


MSI produces more gaming laptops than virtually any other company, and its latest model, the GT80 TItan, doesn't just deploy high-end hardware – it's also one of the most innovative gaming portables we've seen.

Incredible gaming speed ; Top-notch processor ; Four SSDs in RAID 0 ; Mechanical keyboard ; High-quality screen

Heavy and chunky ; Poor battery life ; Prohibitively high price

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : David Mitchelson (



The ultra-high-end gaming notebook GT80 2QE Titan SLI is in the spotlight; featuring NVIDIA GTX 980M SLI, 32GB DDR3, 4x SSDs in Raid0 and the world's first mechanical keyboard on a laptop. Excited much?

Sleek & aggressive styling ; Ultra high-end specifications ; Brilliant sound quality ; Cutting edge features ; Excellent performance ; Lots of bundled items

Large, heavy charger ; Poor battery life ; Big and bulky

The introduction of GT80 Titan SLI is MSI throwing down the gauntlet and while doing so, sending out a clear and definitive message. This notebook is a beast to be tamed.

Feb, 2015

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MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI Review


Unbelievable gaming performance Portable Mechanical keyboard

Fans get really loud Average sound quality Expensive and impractical

The MSI GT80 is a beast of a machine with zero finesse. It's designed purely for power, casually batting aside all the considerations that

Product Specifications


Audio system:Nahimic / Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio


Battery Capacity:5225
Battery capacity (Watt hours):89
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8 / 9


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9 / 46.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2 / 32 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x1622 / 0x191B / 0x416 / 0xD26
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 / Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:16 / 24 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port:No / Y / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:5
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230 / 330


Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Crystal Well / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4720HQ / I7-4980HQ / I7-5700HQ / i7-5950HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5900 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364 / BGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0 / G0 / R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N / No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78934 / 83503 / 87716 / 87720
Processor code:SR1Q8 / SR1ZY / SR2BJ / SR2BP / SR2FL
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard drive 2 capacity:1000
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 5
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256 / 1384 / 1512 / 2000 / 2024

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.4 / 33 / 330
Height :4.8 / 4.9 / 49
Weight:3.78 / 4.5
Width:42.8 / 45.6 / 456