Here comes the MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (starting at $4,199; reviewed at $5,099) with a whole lot of awesome in its bag. For starters, it's the world's first gaming laptop to feature a keyboard with Cherry MX Speed Switches for faster fragging. The laptop is one of the first gaming rigs to ship with Intel's 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor, and if that's not enough power for you, this baby's also packs dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI configuration. In short, the Titan is ready and waiting to shred through your favorite games --if you can afford it.
|MSI GT83VR Titan SLI||Best Overall||4.5 out of 5|
|MSI GT75VR Titan Pro||Best 17-Incher||4 out of 5|
|MSI GT62 Dominator Pro||Best 15-Incher||4.5 out of 5|
|MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro||Best Portable Gaming Laptop||3.5 out of 5|
|MSI GT72S G Tobii||Best Innovation||4 out of 5|
|MSI WS63VR 7RL||Best Workstation||4 out of 5|
|MSI PE60 Prestige||Best Multimedia||3 out of 5|
|MSI GL62M 7REX||Best Value||N/A|
Xotic PC has taken the MSI GT72 Dominator and turned it into a showpiece by adding a cool lid wrap, custom thermals, a crazy-fast SSD and a processor that's overclocked out of the box. The result is a virtual-reality-ready MSI system that stands out from the crowd with its face-melting speed, powerful gaming and overall performance, and ability to stay cool and quiet under pressure.If you want a system that is a true head-turner, Xotic PC's mods on the GT72 Dominator are worth the investment.
We're impressed with the MSI GT75VR Titan Pro on a number of levels, starting with the design. The company refined the prior model's chassis, giving it a sleeker, more futuristic look that's still functional. The mechanical keyboard is a joy to use for three out of five senses. And with the beautiful display, powerful audio system and beastly Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, the system is practically begging you to boot up a game or binge-watch something.
The MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro is a desktop replacement in a mainstream laptop's body. Packing an Nvidia GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, this 4.2-pound powerhouse is dishing out frame rates you'd expect to see from a system twice its size. And with its lovely 15.6-inch, 1080p display, the Stealth Pro is just begging to be gamed on or to be connected to a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift.
Never one to shy away from taking a risk, MSI has partnered with Tobii to launch the first gaming laptop with an integrated eye-tracker. Currently compatible with 29 games and desktop-navigation features, the MSI Tobii is poised to change the way you work and play. This is also a beast of a gaming laptop, with a Skylake Core i7 processor, an Nvidia 980M GPU and a full-HD G-Sync display for buttery-smooth graphics at consistently high frame rates.
The MSI WS63VR 7RL is a powerful workstation in a body that's smaller than you would expect. It can handle any productivity task you throw at it, and it's even ready for some gaming and virtual reality on the side. Thanks to its Nvidia Max-Q design, the WS63VR 7RL weighs a scant 4.1 pounds and measures 0.7-inches thick. It also has a solid 4K display, creating a powerful workstation that stands head and shoulders above the competition.
A low-end gaming rig in a conservative business laptop's clothing, MSI's PE60 Prestige ($1,199 to start; $1,249 as reviewed) looks equally at home in the boardroom and the living room. Thanks to its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and optional quad-core Core i7 CPU, this 15-inch laptop packs enough power to play the latest games, though not always at high settings. The comfortable keyboard and useful software will also appeal to entry-level gamers who also need a laptop for work.
Looking for a solid MSI laptop, but don't necessarily want to spend oodles of cash? Then check out the GL62M. Priced at an affordable $899, the 15.6-inch laptop offers a full HD display, a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and a Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU. That means Oculus Rift owners can enjoy exploring virtual locales. But more importantly, gamers looking to save a few bucks can happily play their favorite games on lower settings without any lag or ugly renders.
MSI has a massive lineup of notebooks that cover a gamut of uses. While the majority of its systems target gamers, the company also has workstations and multimedia machines in its stable. But before you get overwhelmed by the sheer number of laptops and configurations that MSI offers, check out our list of favorite MSI laptops above and our MSI cheat sheet, which explains the company's different product lines.
MSI placed second on our Best and Worst Gaming Laptop Brand report due to its willingness to innovate. The company is always among the first to implement new technologies, whether it's employing Nvidia Max-Q technology to stuff a powerful GTX 1070 GPU into a 0.7-inch-thick laptop or equipping one of its systems with new Cherry MX Silver key switches.
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