Pros

  • Big, bright screen
  • Gorgeous colorful, programmable keyboard

Cons

  • Crappy touchpad
  • Ugly shell

At A Glance

Assuming you're no design-fiend, the GT780DXR is an all-around solid machine, and the keyboard is so pretty.

Manufacturer’s Description

ENTER YOUR GAMING MODE A KEYBOARD MADE JUST FOR GAMERS

Giving you an aresnal of advanced technology, the GT780DXR comes equipped with SteelSeries gaming keyboard, a unique feature that cannot be found elsewhere.

Dedicated Gaming Terrain

MSI identified the keys used most by gamers and made them even more intuitive for gamers by fine-tuning the location and sizes.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-176112-095
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 5
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GTX 570M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.50 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR5 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 1 TB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-176112-095
UPC Code 816909088052
Brand Name MSI
Product Name GT780DXR-095US Notebook
Marketing Information

ENTER YOUR GAMING MODE A KEYBOARD MADE JUST FOR GAMERS

Giving you an aresnal of advanced technology, the GT780DXR comes equipped with SteelSeries gaming keyboard, a unique feature that cannot be found elsewhere.

Dedicated Gaming Terrain

MSI identified the keys used most by gamers and made them even more intuitive for gamers by fine-tuning the location and sizes.

Product Model GT780DXR-095US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Product Series GT780DXR
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 12 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • GT780DXR-095US Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 16.9"
    Depth 11.3"
    Weight (Approximate) 137.6 oz
    Color Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i7
    Processor Model i7-2630QM
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core
    Cache 6 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model HM67 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 146.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:19   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 247.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 313.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 230.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 173.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 110.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 29.6   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.5   Watt hours
    Off power usage 1.0   Watt hours
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 190.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 200.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 155.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 119.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 122.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 118.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 102.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 91.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 54.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 122.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 115.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 88.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 103.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 96.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 57.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 127.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 126.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 117.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 56.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 48.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 38.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 273.0