MSI is adding a new entry to its flagship GT series of gaming laptops. The MSI GT75VR Titan SLI is the “little brother” to last year’s GT83VR beast, with a slightly more manageable size – and with a new low-profile mechanical keyboard.
The GT75VR Titan SLI retains most of the GT83VR’s aggressive looks, complete with sports car-style rear vents. There’s a new brushed metal lid, which coupled with red accents all around makes for an unmistakable gaming laptop from MSI.
It may be a little brother, but the GT75VR remains a top-tier gaming laptop with its hardware. Besides an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK processsor, the GT75VR Titan SLI can be configured with three GPU options: GTX 1070, GTX 1080, or two GTX 1070s.
MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan cooling technology – reserved only for the GT flagship series – is present here as well, with two cooling fans paired with 10 or 12 (depending on GPU configuration) heat pipes for optimum thermal control.
Not only that, the GT75VR also has four cooling vents instead of the usual two. This allows for significantly better airflow, with increased rate of hot air dissipating out of the chassis.
The GT75VR also has several 17.3-inch display options. This will likely be paired with the GPU configurations, as the GT75VR offers either a Full HD panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time, a Full HD IPS panel, or a 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS panel with 100% Adobe RGB colour gamut.
Rounding out the specs list are three storage bays (1x HDD, 2x NVMe M.2 SSD), and four RAM slots supporting up to 16GB DDR4 modules.
Besides that, one very interesting feature of the new MSI GT75VR Titan SLI is with the keyboard. Unlike the full-sized mechanical keyboard fitted with Cherry MX switches, MSI has opted for a Steelseries-made keyboard with low-profile “Rapid” switches. Very little is known about this switch, with MSI also declining to comment on the switch itself.
For what it’s worth, the Rapid switches are designed to mimic the full-sized mechanical switches, with strong tactile feedback with shorter actuation points. In our brief testing, the keyboard does feel like a Cherry MX Blue-style tactility, but the feedback was rather harsh. This was perhaps due to the shorter keycaps, which made the keys spring back slightly less stable.
Oh, and they’re RGB backlit, too, with each key’s colour output customisable via the Steelseries Engine 3 software.
There’s no word yet on pricing and availability, but given MSI’s strong position in the gaming market in Malaysia, it is very likely that the GT75VR will make its way to the country soon.