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MSI GT80 Titan SLI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of MSI GT80 Titan SLI. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 energy efficiency. The screen and keyboard are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the battery and usability.

performance, keyboard, screen, energy, sound

portability, reliability, price, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GT80 Titan SLI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

MSI GT80 Titan review: A crazy-fast gaming laptop with an old-school desktop keyboard

 

MSI's has a real mechanical keyboard, and enough graphics power to tempt even the most committed desktop gamers.

SLI 980M cards capable of 4K gaming ; A mechnical keyboard

Bulk and heavy ; As expected, battery life is mediocre at best

MSI's GT80 Titan SLI features an actual mechanical keyboard and a pair of GeForce GTX 980M GPUs in SLI. That makes this laptop actually faster than the majority of gaming desktops out there.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT80 2QD Titan Notebook Review

 

Larger than life. Where else can you find an 18.4-inch notebook with integrated mechanical Cherry keys? We revisit the GT80 with upgraded Broadwell specifications.

Mechanical Cherry MX Brown keyboard, 6x storage bays total, Relatively low core temperatures; Strong cooling system, Acceptable fan noise when gaming, Overclocking headroom, High quality and bright matte display, Rigid, high quality construction, Good...

No tactile Numpad; No Macro keys, No external desktop GPU support, No comprehensive fan controls, No Thunderbolt; No HDMI-in, No 2K/3K/4K options, No PCIe x4 slots, No G-Sync, Fans are always audible, GPU switch requires restart, Soldered CPU

The bottom line is if you're going to get an 18.4-inch gaming notebook, then make it the MSI GT80.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GT80 Notebook Review

 

Megalomania. The MSI GT80 exceeds typical gaming standards in weight, but also surpasses in terms of the features and performance, including the mechanical keyboard and the SLI configuration with two GTX 980M chips. We tested the 18-inch monster.

Mechanical keyboard with red illumination, Excellent maintainability, Generous port variety, Graphics cards with MXM interface, Up to five storage solutions, Moderate temperatures, Very good display, Outstanding performance, Powerful sound, Many...

High noise development under 3D operation, Bulky and extremely heavy chassis, CPU & GPU throttling in the stress test, Battery is drained under maximum load, Battery not directly accessible, Huge power consumption, Exorbitant price, Huge power adaptor,...

Even though the GT80 is one of the fastest gaming notebooks that we have reviewed so far, it is just enough for a "good" rating after all our measurements. As well as the heavy weight (more than 4.5 kilograms; ~9.9 lb), there is the problem of the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: MSI GT80 TITAN SLI Gaming Laptop

 

T hanks to Nvidia's focus on power efficiency, today's gaming laptops are smaller than ever. The Maxwell design found in many of Nvidia's GPUs are extremely conservative when it comes to power consumption and thermal output, enabling a range of...

"This brute brings desktop performance to a slightly mobile package..."

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

MSI GT80 Titan SLI review

 

Big things come in extremely big packages

Fully mechanical keyboard ; Benchmark-killing Nvidia GTX980M SLI GPUs ; 18.4in Full HD display that doesn’t let us miss 4K ; Mammoth 4.1 speaker configuration ; Three 4K outputs

Price ; Battery life ; Large charger

A monster of a gaming laptop only the craziest of crazy gamers would want to buy

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great laptop but needs better software

 

so I purchased this to replace my desktop computer and if I needed to bring it around the house I have the ability to. I built it mainly for video editing with 4K video files. I replace the 2 x solid state drives with the new Samsung 950 Pro 512gb...

fast , mobile ( to a point )

fast

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's sometimes fantastic.

 

- Yes. Sort of. - Awesome if you have the money and patience. - Part of me regrets buying it due to all the problems I'm having.

Fantastic performance, of course. Keyboard is awesome, of course. It is a desktop replacement, in that it is a powerhouse you can fold up and take somewhere else, then deploy it like a crew served weapon. Don't get this if you plan to carry it around...

I'm on my SECOND RMA. Yes, my second. Both times the Intel Management Engine device suffered a power failure. This laptop is great when it works, but I've had an extremely bad run of luck, or MSI's quality control process is flawed. They've released a...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good product with some rather infuriating technical glitches and abyssmal customer support

 

I have not decided if I will elect to get another MSI at this time. I've been working with their customer service for over three months on this issue and it's still not resolved.

I picked this up because I wanted to be able to have an awesome experience playing games, in those rare times I have the time to actually play games. I have a full time job and family, so spending a lot of time fiddling with things on my computer is...

The graphics instability of the machine is really killer. I have had numerous times where the screen would not wake from sleep mode forcing me to hard power off the device, or the drivers would just crash for no apparent reason. Additionally, I have...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI GT80 Titan SLI

 

I thought this laptop will come with the 4 golden keys but it does not, you'll have to do it by mail using the provided card. Be ready to haul a heavy piece of equipment with it's accessories, you'll get used to it. It's an amazing computer and I would...

The amount of power this thing provide is insane. Playing The Witcher 3 with all settings maxed out and with Shadow Play recording, it did not once miss a beat! The amount of productivity this thing does is limitless. It boots up really fast and never...

You'll only get a 256gb ssd for the amount of money and you can't replace or install another SSD without voiding the warranty. Bloatware comes with the laptop but also an easy fix. Installed the free Win 10 OS, that is when all sorts of problems...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worthless warranty, pathetic customer service and not worth the gamble

 

MSI RMA department has the worst attitude! Based on interacting with them twice now I am certain to never buy another MSI machine or component ever again. My previous notebook was a GT70 which worked flawlessly. Too bad I cannot say the same about the...

Was wonderful when it worked. Now all it does is re-boot and endlessly spin in the "preparing automatic repair options" screen.

Keeps shutting down and entering repair loop, boot after boot. Audio port never worked right. MSI RMA Department lied about replacing MB the first time it was sent in. Now it's back for the second time. It came back worse than before! The MB has...

Dec, 2015