World’s first mechanical keyboard equipped gaming notebook
News of it has been around and many have already seen it but nonetheless the new MSI GT80 Titan officially launched to an excited media and public audience at the recently held Malaysia IT Fair 2015.
The MSI GT80 Titan is a massive 18.4in gaming notebook that comes with an Intel Core i7-4980HQ processor, 16GB DDR3 RAM and an NVIDIA 8GB GTX 980M SLI. That’s right! This powerhouse has not just one but TWO GTX980, making sure you get to play all your favourite games on Ultra settings or even with down-sampled 4K resolution.
As part of its cooperation with SteelSeries, the GT80 is also the first gaming notebook to feature a backlit mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches, making them ideal for gaming and work.
Eric Kuo, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at MSI Notebook, notes: “As the first of its kind, the GT80 Titan takes that major step into the future by integrating a proper mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches into the 18in mobile gaming beast. Apart from this, the GT80 Titan also features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, Intel’s best and latest mobile CPU, as well as our usual selection of carefully developed MSI gaming technologies.”
The GT80 Titan’s biggest asset is its customisability. Popping open the top panel above the keyboard area allows users to swap out the RAM modules, HDD, and the M.2 SSD. If owners feel that it is time to upgrade the GPU, the dual GTX 980M can also be swapped out by removing the bottom plate. This means that the GT80 Titan is fully future-proof and can be kept in use as long as future upgrades can be applied to the architecture.
MSI also gave a sneak peek of the MSI GE62 Apache, an upgrade that comes in either GTX 965M or 970M configurations with a dual exhaust system and SteelSeries gaming keyboard. The GE62 Apache makes use of a new power design to ensure 46% improvement of its battery life. Of course, it’s also thinner and lighter than the GE60.