MSI GT780R and GX780 Gaming Laptops Available Now

Pulkit Chandna

MSI has begun shipping two new gaming laptops in North America, the company announced Monday. The company’s latest gaming laptops, the GT780R and GX780, are both 17-inchers that feature SteelSeries keyboards specially designed for gamers.

"Serious gamers understand that not all notebooks are created equally," said Andy Tung, vice president of sales, MSI US. "The GT780R and GX780 are built specifically for gamers, with a professionally-designed keyboard, plus top-of-the-line graphics and processing power from NVIDIA and Intel."

According to the company, the multicolor LED backlit keyboard incorporates many gamer-specific features, including comfortable hand positioning and support for 10 simultaneous key presses. Further, “the multicolor LED backlit keyboard features 5 programmable modes so you can sync the color and rhythm of the backlighting to suit your game.”

Specs wise, the two laptops are almost identical. Both sport a 17.3-inch full HD display, a second-generation Intel Core i7 2630QM processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB HDD storage. However, the $1,750 GT780R features GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 1.5GB of GDDR5 VRAM, whereas the $1,550 GX780 packs a GT555M with 1GB DDR5 RAM.

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