MSI has just updated its whole range of gaming laptops with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors at CES 2017; some of these laptops are also packed with Nvidia’s new GTX 1050 GPUs for laptops. While these are certainly welcome hardware updates, it’s the company’s refreshed GT83VR Titan SLI that caught our eye: it’s now packing an RGB keyboard with new Cherry MX switches.
Previous iterations of the GT83VR Titan SLI only comes with a red-backlit mechanical keyboard, which is equipped with Cherry MX Brown switches. Now, the mammoth of a gaming laptop features an RGB keyboard packed with Cherry’s new MX Speed Silver switches; these are the very same switches used on the Corsair Rapidfire keyboards.
The Cherry MX Speed Silver is a linear switch, which puts it in the same class as the MX Red and MX Black switches. Unlike these two switches, however, the MX Speed Silver has a lower actuation point of 1.2mm, which theoretically make for faster input times. In our testing, we found that this switch feels heavier than MX Red, but not quite as heavy as MX Black.
Aside from the new Cherry MX Switch, the new GT83VR Titan SLI also comes with Intel’s recently announced high performance Kaby Lake processors for laptops. The updated gaming machine also comes with Hi-Res Audio capability and Nahimic VR, which promises 3D audio in VR content.
We were told by MSI that the new GT83VR Titan SLI – alongside other updated laptops from the company – will be making its way into Malaysia in the near future. Seeing how the Skylake model of this gaming mammoth goes for RM20,999 when it was launched on our shores, expect the updated GT83VR to go for about the same price when it lands here.