"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.