There are plenty of things you can buy with RM 14,000 such as a brand new motorcycle, a brand new large screen TV or perhaps, even both of them. Alternatively, you are also able to get your hands on the new MSI GT80 Titan SLI Gaming Laptop for the same amount of money.
What made it cost so much though? Well, read more below to find out.
Draped in black together with a touch of red and polished metal finish, the GT80 Titan generally looks not far different from other MSI gaming laptops in the market. Of course, there is one particular characteristic that sets GT80 Titan apart from other gaming laptops: its integrated mechanical keyboard. Built with the help of Cherry and SteelSeries, the keyboard features Cherry MX Brown key switches which are used in many mechanical gaming keyboard out there.
Within the Cherry MX key switch family, the Brown switch offers slightly quieter operations while still providing users with enough feedback that made mechanical keyboard a joy to use for many users out there. Despite the fact that mechanical keyboard has a bigger footprint than a standard keyboard, MSI somehow managed to slot it into the laptop by shifting other components such as motherboard, optical drive and storage drive to the area above the keyboard.
Nevertheless, the GT80 Titan is already a huge laptop by nature since it features an 18.4-inch full HD IPS display but given the size of the keyboard as well as the space needed for other components, the laptop ended being pretty thick as well as at 49mm. At 4.5kg, it is also quite a heavy laptop although MSI claimed that the GT80 Titan is still thinner and lighter than other 18-inch gaming laptops in the market.
Meanwhile, another interesting feature that MSI has equipped into the GT80 Titan is the dual purpose numeric pad which can also function as a touch pad. Based on the engineering unit that was on display during Malaysia IT Fair last weekend, the switch from numeric pad to touch pad is rather seamless and there seems to be no effect on the touch pad’s ability to function despite the dual-purpose role.
Another nifty feature that MSI has built into the laptop is a sliding cover that allows easy access to the laptop’s optical drive, mSATA solid state drives and 2.5-inch hard disk drive. At the same area, there are also two shortcut buttons which allow users to activate the laptop’s Cooler Boost 3 function as well as to switch between the dedicated NVIDIA GPUs and the built-in GPU within the laptop’s Intel Core i7 processor.
With such a price tag, it is no surprise that the laptop is also equipped with plenty of high performance components such as the 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, 16GB DDR3 RAM and dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M in SLI mode with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM. The laptop has huge amount of storage space as well though its 128GB solid state drive in Super RAID 3 mode and 1TB 7200rpm hard disk drive.
Not enough with that, the GT80 Titan comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro Gigabit LAN and 802.11ac Wi-Fi by Qualcomm Atheros as well as audio setup by Dynaudio which features four speakers and one sub-woofer. To complete the package, there is also a Blu-ray writer on the laptop.
In general, there is no doubt that the MSI GT80 Titan is a monster in almost all aspect of its existence. It is thick, heavy and comes with a high price tag but at the same time, it should be able to deliver extremely high level of performance based on the hardware that MSI has equipped into it. Clearly, this monster is not made for everyone.
The MSI GT80 Titan SLI gaming laptop is also available with Super RAID 3 512GB SSD configuration for RM 16,999 while the non-SLI variant starts at RM 9,699.