MSI GT83VR Titan SLI
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI

MSI’s GT line of laptops is filled with all-powerful gaming rigs that are worth every dime they cost. Basking in that reliability and awesomeness is the MSI GT83VR Titan SLI gaming laptop.

A dual GTX 1080 GPU set-up, a customizeable backlit keyboard with Cherry MX speed switches are just some of the sweet-spots of the GT83VR laptop. The “bold” chassis and top-notch cooling system are also part of what makes this gaming rig ‘tick’.

Before revealing everything in this introduction, let’s go in-depth to know more about the Titan laptop.

Design

At 2.5 inches thick, the Titan SLI is by no means a small or compact laptop. When you combine that slim, sorry thick chassis and 13.1 pounds of hardware, you’ll begin to understand what I mean. Other dimensions for this laptop are 16.9 x 12.4 inches (Width x depth). Mounted on a desk and lid-opened, the MSI GT83VR cannot be overlooked.

The black lid is made of aluminum with the MSI brand name and a backlit logo slapped on top. Red accents streamline the overall black chassis. The rear of this laptop hosts a set of dual grills for the cooling fan.

Display

A large 18.4 IPS panel is fitted into the MSI GT83VR Titan. Though the native resolution is only 1920 x 1080, the screen is still sharp which makes viewing a nice experience.

Gaming on this vivid display leaves little to ask for. However, the brightness levels on this panel are below the recognized average.

Keyboard and Touchpad

An improved keyboard is fitted into this powerful laptop. With 3.4 mm of key travel and customizable RGB per-key backlighting, the Cherry MX speed switches are found only on this laptop. The advantage of the Cherry switches is that you don’t have to press them so hard. Changing the backlighting is possible via the included SteelSeries Engine software.

The touchpad is positioned to the right of the keyboard and has an area of 2.3 x 3.4-inches. By tapping on the Num button atop the keyboard deck, the touchpad changes into a digital number pad. Beneath the touchpad area is two mouse buttons.

Performance

A high-frequency 3.1GHz Intel Core i7-7920HQ CPU is paired with a humongous 64GB RAM, wait, what? Yes, you read that right, 64GB RAM.

The internal storage includes a combination of an incredibly fast 512GB PCI-e SSD and a 1TB HDD. When it comes to graphics, the MSI GT83VR Titan houses a pair of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs (each with 8GB of VRAM). This ensures the most fluid viewing experience; average frame rate for this laptop while handling games reach highs of more than 100 fps. In addition, as with every other GTX 10xx laptop, the Titan SLI is VR-ready.

For software, the Titan comes with Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS out-of-the-box. There is also a mix of third-party software applications including Nvidia’s.

Battery Life

With all the power that the Titan wields, it is not surprising that the battery life is dismal as you get only about 2 hours of use.

Ports and Connectivity

We’ve seen how power-packed the Titan is, it doesn’t lack in ports as well. There are five USB 3.0 ports individual jacks for headphone and microphone, a Thunderbolt 3 port, one mini DisplayPort, and HDMI 1.4 port. A card reader and Blu-ray burner are also included in this bulky piece of machinery.

Pricing and Availability

Starting at $4200, you can bring the MSI GT83VR Titan SLI home. This powerful gaming rig is worth every buck thrown at it. It is available on leading online stores worldwide.

Specs at a Glance

Screen Size 18.4-inches
Maximum Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 64GB
Internal Storage 512GB SSSD + 1TB HDD
CPU Intel Core i7-7920HQ
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Dimensions 16.9 x 12.4 x 2.5 inches
Weight 13.1 lbs

Conclusion

The MSI GT83VR is a chunky piece of very powerful hardware. Fitting two powerful GPUs and a 64GB RAM is by no means an easy feat. If you love gaming and have the spending power of Bruce Wayne – DC’s fictional character – then you should consider getting this powerhouse.

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