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MSI GT780R-012US Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz) 16GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i7 2630QM (2.00GHz)
  • 16GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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Brushed Aluminum Texture, Anti-Reflective Full HD Screen and an Illuminating SteelSeries Keyboard – the MSI G series is back with a brand new look. Featuring high performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX560M Graphics, the new MSI GT780R laptop provides a significant visual boost, leading in Directx11 Gaming with advanced tessellation and faster graphics rendering.

  • newegg The 2nd Generation Intel Core I7 Processor Plus Turbo Drive Engine Technology The MSI GT780R equips the most advanced 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor, which features adaptive, incredible multi-task performance and responsiveness, and delivers significantly enhanced media capabilities for a new seamless visual experience. MSI exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) Technology is the world's No.1 turbo technology that will increase CPU or graphics frequency, allowing you to experience faster response time and efficient real-time data processing.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M with 1.5GB of GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M delivers blistering frame rates and beautifully rendered scenes with Direct X 11 done right. GeForce GTX 560M also arms you with the latest industry-leading technologies including eye-popping NVIDIA 3D Vision, dynamic PhysX effects, high performance NVIDIA Verde drivers, and more.
  • newegg Full-color Programmable Keyboard The MSI GT780R comes equipped with SteelSeries gaming keyboard, the first of its kind in a MSI gaming notebook, giving you an arsenal of advanced gaming technology. MSI identified the keys used most by gamers and made them even more intuitive for gamers by fine-tuning the location and sizes. Experience immediate keystroke response, for rapid fire accuracy and control. In addition, MSI’s gaming keyboard supports simultaneous pressing of 10 keys or more, allowing users to issue commands rapidly and respond to games with precision.
  • newegg Built-in Anti-reflective Screen The GT780R features a widescreen 17.3" 16:9 Full HD Anti-reflective Display to provide detailed and vivid images and HDMI to ensure the best possible video/audio transmission to your home theater system. GT780’s anti-reflection screen is also designed to cut down on the amount of light that reflects off the display, reducing eyestrain and sharpening the picture to provide a more enjoyable viewing experience.
  • newegg MSI + Dynaudio = Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology MSI worked closely with Dynaudio to carry out vast amounts of study and countless calculations on the MSI gaming notebook. Therefore Dynaudio and MSI developed Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology based on four directions to design the speakers: Speaker Placement, Optimized Speaker Design, EQ Tuning - Adjusted for Optimization of All Types of Sounds and Sound Card Circuit Design Optimization. The result is obstruction-free sound transmission and the best ever notebook sound.
  • newegg THX TtruStudio Pro Provides Excellent Surround Sound Effects THX TruStudio Pro is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios— to the PC. THX TruStudio Pro provides the latest groundbreaking technologies that are products of years of collective experience and research by Creative and THX. Together, these technologies deliver the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.

Learn more about the MSI GT780R-012US

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
GT780R-012US
Part#
9S7-176112-012

General

Color
Black
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type
Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.00GHz
Screen
17.3" Full HD
Memory Size
16GB DDR3
Hard Disk
1TB
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560M
Video Memory
1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Dimensions
16.85" x 11.34" x 2.17"
Weight
8.6 lbs
Other Features
MSI Cooler Boost Technology

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core i7
CPU Speed
2630QM (2.00GHz)
CPU Support
6MB L3 Cache
Turbo Boost up to 2.90GHz

Chipset

Chipset
Intel HM67

Display

Screen Size
17.3"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Resolution
1920 x 1080
LCD Features
Anti-reflective Display

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Video Memory
1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
Graphic Type
Dedicated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
1TB
HDD RPM
7200RPM
HDD Interface
SATA
HDD Spec
500GB x 2
RAID

Memory

Memory
16GB
Memory Spec
4GB x 4
Memory Type
204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Slot (Total)
4
Max Memory Supported
16GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface
Integrated

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
Condor Peak 1x2 (802.11 b/g/n)
Bluetooth
Yes

Ports

USB
2 x USB 3.0

3 x USB 2.0
Video Port
1 x VGA
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Other port
1 x e-SATA
Audio Ports
1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Headphone Jack

Audio

Audio
THX TruStudio PRO
Speaker
Dynaudio Premium Speakers w/ Subwoofer

Input Device

Touchpad
Single touch Touchpad
Keyboard
Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries
Backlit Keyboard
Backlit

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader for SD / SDHC / SDXC / XD / MSPRO / MS / MMC (support SD 3.0)
Webcam
720P HD Webcam

Power

AC Adapter
150-watt AC adapter
Battery
9-cell lithium ion

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
16.85" x 11.34" x 2.17"
Weight
8.6 lbs

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the MSI GT780R-012US

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  • James H.
  • 2/26/2013 3:26:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust plan awful

Pros: Absolutely none

Cons: Sent in three times
High heat
Sent in for the same issue three times
Customer service extremely lacking

Other Thoughts: After my third RMA related to the power supply (the second of which MSI had their techs fix the video card as opposed to the power supply of main board) I called in since there had been no activity and was told "if you were at the bottom of the cue I can expect to wait up to 15 days" I then said that since this was my third RMA being set at the bottom of the cue was unacceptable and unlikely. The associate then said it was likely due to the repairs being lengthy, I then told him that replacing an internal power supple and main board is an hour job tops, and I should know since I perform them regularly. I was then told I'd be called back, where I was told that the main board was on back-order. I then said that this was unacceptable, the associate was unwilling to find a solution, and when I expressed that I was not satisfied with this, and that I would not be buying another MSI computer if this was what was to be expected. I was sarcastically told to have a nice day and hung up on.

Completely unacceptable.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing with this notebook. Please send us more details about your RMA to usrma@msi.com so our RMA team can look into your case.

Thank you,
MSI Service and Support

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  • Nicholas A.
  • 1/14/2013 10:41:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMSI was great to me!

Pros: The system has enabled me to stream GPU and CPU demanding games flawlessly in HD. Screen is phenomenal, keyboard was very responsive, no problems for 1.2 years.

Cons: Heat.

I don't know if it was unique to my i7 wafer or not, as no chip is ever - ever - the same, but I had heat issues under high load until I set it on a cooler master 17".

This coupled with a power-system failure 1.2 years after new purchase looses the system an egg in my view.

I must comment on the impeccable quality of MSI's customer service though. When I purchased the system, I registered it with MSI CS immediately as instructed. When the power system failed, I simply submitted an RMA request, called MSI CS, and promptly got approved for a repair. Very easy 3 step process, had the system shipped in for $90, repaired and back to me in 2 business weeks. I really can't complain with such great CS for a stock warranty. Anytime I called to check on the status MSI was prompt to let me how the process was going and when I could expect the system to be back.

Other Thoughts: Could have had a better cooling design, making use of a secondary air path like the ASUS equivalent.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/26/2012 11:02:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnacceptable high CPU temp

Pros: Pretty fast laptop, cool backlit kb, high quality audio

Cons: Touchpad jumps around uncontrollably. CPU temps get extremely high without being overclocked. My current CPU temp is 80 degree C (176 F). Sometimes it reaches 95 degree C.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email us directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us Toll Free: 1-888-447-6564 your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIGT780R-012US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Felix A.
  • 4/20/2012 12:00:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAmazing laptop but failed when needed the most

Pros: Ultra-fast
Excellent screen
Games like Skyrim run flawlessly with the highest config
Great sound system

Cons: Right-hand side of the keyboard doesn't respond as quickly as the rest of the keys. Have to press really hard on the K and L keys to get it to type. Other than that, I didn't had any problems for the past 10 months until last week when it started crashing, lots of blue screens, unresponsive at all. Tried the F3 recovery option at bootup, says it installed Windows correctly, then won't boot (corrupted files, etc..). Didn't come with a recovery DVD, or a Win7 install disc for that matter. This happened a few days before I had to send a song to the studio for mastering when it crashed. Not in love with MSI anymore.

Other Thoughts: The fact that the F3 recovery option doesn't work on my laptop, really incenses me as I expect a device costing me $1600 to at least work for a few years without issues. I do all my work on this laptop and it failed. I have a $1600 brick on my desk while I try to get hold of MSI tech support. I just want to send it back to them and get it back restored fully WITH a working Win7 install.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email us directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us Toll Free: 1-888-447-6564 your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIGT780R-012US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Laura A.
  • 4/18/2012 5:41:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdisappointing

Pros: All the hardware is suited for gaming. Nice overall look and feel. I was looking forward to a backlit keyboard.

Cons: -Came to me scratched, which based on other reviews this is common.

-Right away found a bright pixel.

-Just recently the computer is having trouble charging. It will be plugged in but states it's on battery power. Contacted MSi and the warranty apparently doesn't cover this so I have to pay for repair plus shipping. They also did not explore other options, they immediately diagnosed the problem without learning more about what could be the cause. IMO, that's poor techincal support.

Never had this issue on previous laptops, which I owned for several years. The design of this laptop is not durable for something that is meant to be mobile. I'm not going to pay every few months for them to fix this.

-From the beginning the colors on the keyboard were off and faded in some places.

I was willing to let go many issues with this laptop because they seemed minimal until it's stopped charging.

Never purchasing another MSi product after this.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a good laptop for gaming, I would recommend a more reliable company with a more durable design.

You can find this same setup from other companies, don't waste your money.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email us directly via USUserSupport@msi.com or call us Toll Free: 1-888-447-6564 your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "MSIGT780R-012US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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  • Jacquelyn H.
  • 3/23/2012 1:25:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdissatisfied

Pros: Specs are nice

Cons: Warranty voided before even removing from the box as the warranty sticker was already broken. MSI customer service leaves much to be desired. RMA for the product is pointless as warranty is voided before use. Now after having the product for a month the screen cracks and noway to replace with MSI approved components as MSI does not appear to offer replacement parts. I use to be an MSI fan before this product hit my doorstep. Now I will take my business else where to get better service and company support. If you are thinking of buying an MSI product I would not recommend it and suggest you look to another company for your hardware needs. For a number of years(10+) I have been building and repairing computer systems and can tell you that your money can be spent better with another company. Chances of MSI repairing it's damaged relationship with this customer are slim.

Other Thoughts: I also purchased an extended warranty here at Newegg. I have to say that they have also let me down. When I called about the warranty and the problem with the product I was directed to contact MSI. After spending over $3,500(one purchase order) here and the service I have received over the MSI product I will most likely take my money else where in the future. If I could return the product for refund I would. At this point I would settle for a MSI approved LCD screen replacement to purchase. I would prefer to do the work myself to insure that it is done correctly. After the service I have received from both companies I would not trust them to replace the battery in my watch. Nothing personal just lack of customer service.

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  • Jason D.
  • 3/21/2012 12:03:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMSI Gaming Laptop

Pros: Nice Keyboard, Good Touchpad, Good specs.

Cons: 31 days into owning this the power jack has broken, trying to get ahold of MSI is a joke. I had to pay $40 to get this shipped back to MSI. I would suggest looking at other brands of laptops.

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  • Franklin L.
  • 3/15/2012 2:58:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIts cool but....

Pros: Looks flippin sweet, the lights are awesome, and this thing plays everything on max everything perfectly. I have had LOL, WoT, Steam, and STWOR at the same time and it didn't lag in the slightets. The Speakers are amazing and almost the same quality as my logitech ones.

Cons: OK Ill list them.
1. I got my laptop and the warranty sticker on the back is not only over a huge screw hole (so it has a hole in it from when I pick it up) but the sticker was already broken when I got the laptop
2. The touch pad at the top came complete with a large crack and was scratched to hell. (It looks like someone was already using the touch pad for a long time before it came to me)
3. The touch pad has bubbled over the wireless button and looks horrible.
4. I get random blue screens at least once a week, the ones that same it encountered a error and shut down to save the computer.

Other Thoughts: I still think this laptop is awesome but for what I paid for this (and for anything new for that matter) there should be NOTHING wrong with it. So I'm gonna have a chat with some one about this
I might raise the egg score higher later but for problems like this they don't get more than a 2.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 3/5/2012 5:58:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic So Far

Pros: Great screen, great speakers, amazing keyboard, extremely fast, runs everything beautifully, looks amazing feels amazing. Seriously just a great machine, lots of fun to use.

Cons: If I were reviewing Newegg's customer service, this would be a one egg review. Terrible customer service, took a week to even get past the processing stage. Called probably 3 or 4 times and talked to different people each time who all told me somebody would get back to me within the hour. Generally I just waited a day and then tried to call again. UPS shipping was terrible as well, box arrived open, it's a wonder the thing wasn't dead on arrival.

Couple unfortunat things about the computer. I did have to restore the laptop to factory settings to get the keyboard LED manager to work correctly. Something must have gone wrong in the final testing stages at MSI. Not enough to frustrate the golden goose though. The right shift key on the keyboard is a little small for my taste. The fan is a little louder than I was expecting but not terrible. Also, this amazing brushed aluminum finish is a scratch and finger-print magnet. Computer is large, not something you want to lug around every day

Other Thoughts: I read hundreds of reviews for this computer and watched many videos highlighting its faults before buying it. Maybe I'm just not as picky as some people, but I think the supposed faults are miniscule compared to the overwhelming positive factors that this laptop has to offer.

One of the main complaints was about the keyboard. In reality it is unbelievably comfortable and solid, only a tiny bit of flex over the numeric pad and only if you really press HARD. The LED backlighting is beautiful and even, I don't see any weak zones like some people are reporting. Another thing people complained about was the touch-sensitive eject button for the disc tray. Works like a charm, not a single problem so far. Some people even said the build wasn't solid enough for them because of the plastic framing around the edge. This is just silly and nitpicky, it doesn't feel cheap at all. Complaints about the power brick being huge - Yep, it's a huge, powerful machine, what the hell did you expect?

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  • Derek K.
  • 3/3/2012 7:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGargantuan Disappointment

Pros: *Great specs
*Nice screen
*Cool keyboard
*Great speakers
*Best paperweight I've ever owned.

Cons: *Doesn't install ANY games; new or old.
*Doesn't update or install any windows updates.
*Fails to install everything every time.

Other Thoughts: Bought this notebook for gaming, however it does not live up to the name as I am unable to install any of my games, new or old, without it failing mid-installation. Trying to update Windows is just as futile since they fail during mid-installation also. In a nutshell, I can't install anything on it. I will not be buying MSI anytime in the future. Huge waste. Do not purchase this notebook.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued MSI Customer,

We would like to apologize for the issue you have experienced with this particular notebook. Please email me directly via USUserSupport@msi.com your notebook's serial number and your complete contact information, subject heading "EAHGT780R-012US". I would like to help you get this resolved.

Best Regards,
User Support
MSI Product Support

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