MSI Launches GX780 Gaming Laptop with Steel-Series Keyboard

MSI GX780Micro Star Int’l has released this week the MSI GX780 notebook for gamers.

The laptop sports a 17.3-inch display, the Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, Nvidia GeForce GT 555M 1GB discrete video card, and a specially designed Steel-Series keyboard, optimized for gaming.

According to MSI, the keyboard is more durable than standard notebook keyboards and has the Windows key moved to the right in order to prevent accidental key hits during gaming. Also, the keyboard sports 30-color LED backlight with 5 different lighting modes.

MSI’s notebook has up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, dual hard drives for up to 1.5TB of storage, DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive, and a full HD or 1600×900 screen resolution. Its speaker system with a subwoofer produces wrap around sounds with help of THX TruStudio Pro audio technology, while Turbo Drive Engine and Cooler Boost technologies are there for overclocking and better cooling.

Other features include 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, a 720p webcam, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA connector, HDMI and VGA ports, and a multi-in-one card slot.

Design of the 8.6-pound MSI GX780 is inspired by super-cars and incorporates an aluminum alloy brushed metal finish.

The laptop runs Windows 7 OS.

It’s priced at around $1,500, depending on reseller.

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1 thought on “MSI Launches GX780 Gaming Laptop with Steel-Series Keyboard”

  1. Why did they give it such a god awful design?

    All these extra angles and lines and creases that have no harmony, no purpose and no proportion…

    Anybody can come up with bad design, but the likelihood rises when people didn’t study any related subject, and fail to have a clue about the most basic industrial design rules.

    To the MSI guy who designed this: any design element you’re just doing for the hell of it… just to do it, is most likely going to be awful and be a handicap for your product’s sales.

    That will tend to curtail the duration of your nice job. So even if you just have bad, unrefined taste, its best to force yourself to ignore the temptation to make a mess…

    Maybe its not even your taste or skill that’s the problem, maybe its a false assumption that gamers have infantile, horrible taste that needs to be satisfied.

    But thats mostly not the case, a lot of gamers would like to buy well designed Apple notebooks, if the machines were better suited to games for the price.


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