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MSI intros GX780 gaming notebook with SteelSeries keyboard

By Matthew · 12 replies
Apr 27, 2011
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  1. MSI has introduced a new G-series desktop replacement notebook with a quad-core Sandy Bridge processor and a unique keyboard developed in conjunction with SteelSeries. Meant to provide hardcore gamers a…

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 833   +411

    Now this a gaming notebook that finally isn't a glowing brick. I actually looks like a normal laptop that isn't specifically for gamers.
  3. Ooh, the keys are pretty :eek:)
  4. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    You know, I made a LOT of fun of MSI's gaming laptops for being ugly, and having ridiculous glowing orange lights. Then I bought one, and I actually love it. I hate the bloody lights though, and I'm glad to see them gone from this.

    I'm also glad to see everything getting slightly more conservative in style. (The red rings around the speakers are gone, etc...)

    Nice style upgrade, and the keyboard looks way nice.
  5. I'd choose GTX460M over GT555M anyday.
  6. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    The keyboard is pretty but the overall design is kind of dull,especially the screen.
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Is it really made of steel?
  8. I had 2 laptops MSI GX610, and believe me they didn’t last long, overheating every time and blue screens each time that window starts up dude to hardware issue and this was just after a year.
  9. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    Owwwwwwwwwwww!!! pretty keys! :0
  10. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,686   +350

    "MSI identified the keys used most by gamers and fine-tuned their sizes and locations to make them even more intuitive for gamers."

    Well done MSI, we'd have never found them without your help.
    Would have been better switching Caps Lock and the left control than just changing its size slightly. Nice to see that they are trying to make a better laptop for gamers though :)
  11. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    It was a good thing making the left ctrl key a bit bigger. I sure would want to get my hands on this laptop! The left ctrl key on my keyboard is kinda small.... and it's close to the windows key

    There was a time when I was playing a game....... I had to crouch at that time to avoid gunshots( crouch button was left ctrl) I was so focused on the game not knowing I was about to press the windows key! I was surprised that the game minimized and the Start menu came up! I was back to my desktop.... when I returned to my game..... I was DEAD. A really sad story...

    So if I did get my hands on theses things..ow boy...no more mispressing. :haha:
  12. If I had this I'd always be using a mouse. I hate the placement of the touchpad on all the MSI products. Always to the left...
  13. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    The GT 555M sounds like a mid-range part. Does it have the muscle to run current games at 1920 x 1080 ? My guess is that it's more suited to the lower 1600 x 900 resolution or even 1366 x 768 in the case of more demanding games.

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