Buying a gaming laptop is never an easy task, however if price is not a worry and sheer horsepower is what you’re interested in you should remember the name of the laptop which we’re going to tell you all about today – the MSI GT780 GX.
Within the last 24 hours or so a spec sheet seems to have started doing its rounds in regards to this laptop’s technical specifications, nothing has been confirmed by the guys at MSI just yet, however none-the-less we thought we would tell you what the rumors are stating. For now don’t take the following specs too seriously, but with that said we very much doubt they will turn out to be too inaccurate as Notebook Italia tend to be pretty much spot on with their leaks.
We are led to believe that the 2012 MSI GT780 GX will comes with a 17.3-inch display which outputs at 1600 x 900 pixels as standard, however there will be an optional upgrade to a Full HD display (1920 x 1080) if you prefer. As for performance hardware we’re told that it will utilize the Intel Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition processor (CPU spec sheet here), 16GB of DDR3 RAM and GeForce GTX570M graphics – this graphics card features 3GB of dedicated DDR5 RAM on it.
Other specs / features worth checking out include its THX sound, two storage drive bays, its Steelseries gaming keyboard and its 9-cell battery – unsurprisingly these impressive specifications take its toll on the weight of the MSI GT780 GX and we’re told it will weigh 3.85kg. Something else which is a major factor in the laptop’s weight is its cooling system, this laptop utilizes a Cooler Boost heatsink which should keep things running pretty ‘cool’ even when Intel’s Turbo Boost feature pushes the processor’s fours cores to over 4.16GHz.
Interestingly Intel’s official website says that the Core i7 Extreme Edition 2920XM runs at up to 3.5 GHz with Turbo Boost – so we’re not sure what to make of the rumored 4.16GHz clock speeds – but that’s not too important, at the end of the day as either way you look at it, it’s going to be fast.
The two storage bays will be great for those of you who want fast SSD read / write times and the storage capacity of standard hard disk drives in unison, the price of solid-state drives is still high so perhaps people will opt for a low-capacity SSD in conjunction with a large HHD – that’s what we’d do anyway.
Hopefully we will find out more about this intriguing laptop pretty soon, when we can confirm / refute the specs and features mentioned in this brief article we = will keep you posted. Our biggest concerns at present are its potential price and how long it will run from a single charge.
How much gaming time do you expect from a single charge these days?