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MSI reveals more details on their behemoth gaming laptop

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MSI GT80

I’ve already mentioned how I might have a love affair with the upcoming MSI GT80. It’s a gaming laptop that has obviously been klapping gym, and features a click-clack mechanical keyboard that clearly makes the device worth the many, many thousands of Rands that it will cost. Clearly. I mean, who needs a new motorcycle when you can have this?

Although they announced it late last year, hardware innards and organs weren’t on the menu for the GT80. With CES this week, the laptop got more detailed. Here’s what you’ll find inside the Titan SLI-001 model:

Titan SLI-001 

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor
  • Dual Nvidia GTX 980M chips
  • 16GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM
  • 2x RAID 0 128GB SSDs
  • 1TB 7200RPM hard drive

In addition to all that, the SLI-009 model will also boast an Intel i7 4980HQ processor and 24GB of DDR3L RAM. Here’s the rub however: The GT80 is massive. It’s fat enough to give a vampire diabetes, thanks to the 18.4” HD screen and the massive power brick that comes with it. In other words, it’s not very portable at all. And yes, I’m well aware that you could build a PC for half the price of what the GT80 will cost. Or even a third. But you underestimate my ability to make horribly stupid decisions whenever I get the techno-lust.

So how much will the GT80 actually cost? A cool $3299. Or R38 586 (before import and markup). That’s a lot of money grandpas.

Last Updated: January 6, 2015

12 Comments

  1. LOL @ those tags!

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 6, 2015 at 14:08

      No one gives good hardware like D!

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      • RinceThis

        January 6, 2015 at 14:21

        0_O

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 6, 2015 at 14:31

          What? The only thing missing is how many Kit-Kats it can store.

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      • ToshZA

        January 6, 2015 at 15:18

        You would know…

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 6, 2015 at 15:34

          That’s how omniscience works.

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 6, 2015 at 14:09

    Or you could buy that LG 4K monitor & the machine to run it.

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  3. HairyEwok

    January 6, 2015 at 14:22

    Thats not all folks, you can buy a graphics amplifier too that docks with the laptop. That powers up your gpu to new heights and franky is overkill for a laptop. Retail for the amplifier is $1700 and that sum excludes the gfx of your choice you can pop into it.

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  4. Matthew Holliday

    January 6, 2015 at 14:34

    motorcycle?
    you could buy a corsa lite or a citi golf with that R38k.

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  5. Mikhil

    January 6, 2015 at 14:47

    Seriously, I bought the G72 Stealth 2 weeks ago. Gotta love tech….

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  6. Logan Young

    January 6, 2015 at 15:17

    I can understand the performance advantages of setting the OS drive on RAID 0 but what if one of the drives in the array fails? I suppose then it’s goodbye everything because you’ll only have ~half the data and RAID 0 provides no redundancy

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    • Christopher Hart

      January 7, 2015 at 19:02

      well if it fails in the warranty period then just call Dell and they will take care of it.

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