Home > Personal Technology > Laptops > MSI GT780R Gaming Notebook Review – Taking the battlefield on the road

MSI GT780R Gaming Notebook Review – Taking the battlefield on the road

The MSI GT780R was first seen at Computex 2011, and is a 17-inch full HD gaming powerhouse, equipped with Intel Sandy Bridge Quad Core, Nvidia GTX560M for graphics, impressive 1.5 terabytes of speedy RAID-0 storage and multi-colour LED backlighted SteelSeries keyboard. We check out the firepower of this mobile tank and take it for a spin in Battlefield 3!

Unboxing / Exterior

Front of Box


Laptop Specifications


Manuals, Warranty and Driver CD


7600mAh, 87Wh Lithum Ion Battery


150W Power Adapter by Delta Electronics


Exterior of the MSI GT780R


17-inch 1920×1080 (16:9) LED Display

Brushed Metal Cover


LED indicators for charging, harddisk activity and others


2 USB 2.0 on the Right Side. Our review unit came with a DVD Super Multi drive


From left to right: Kensington lock, Charger Hole, Gigabit Ethernet Port, Analog VGA, eSATA and HDMI port


From left to right: a large vent for cooling, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Card Reader, 1 USB 2.0 port and 7.1 channel audio ports


[email protected] Camera with a Array Mic 


Excellent Dynaudio Speakers on both sides, Hotkeys and a Large Power Button


Obligatory Stickers


Shortened Right-Shift Key mashed together with the arrow keys – don't like this. We'd rather they do away with the numpad and have larger keys


With the Usual WASD/Space/Ctrl/Shift keyboard game assignment, the touchpad can get accidentally actuated by the user's hand. Fortunately, MSI has included a nifty touchpad disable button


Provided Software to change keyboard lighting colors and intensity.



Lennard Seah
Why can't I have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Read previous post:
Pictures of LG Prada K2 leaked

The collaboration between LG and Prada started in 2006 with the first LG Prada (KE850) launched in 2007. And in 2009 in Singapore, we saw...