To say that the MSI GT75VR 7RF Titan Pro is a monster of a laptop is an understatement. When MSI first dropped this at our doorstep we have no idea how heavy this crazy GTX 1080-powered contraption is. It’s 4.56kg, guys – not including the also heavy power brick.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition just came up on Steam that time and we thought, you know what, let’s try to test that baby out. But before we even go to what the machine can do, let’s take a moment to admire its beastly composure.

 

There’s no getting around it, the machine is massive. In fact, I can’t even classify this as a laptop as putting the machine on your lap can not only cause you great discomfort, it may even cause an injury or two (with the weight and when the machine heats up on use).

 

Standing at 428 x 314 x 31 – 58 mm, the Titan Pro is impossible to lug around like a normal laptop and putting it on any gaming backpack would be a disservice to the machine (and to your health). We suggest putting it on a small trolley carrying case if you do need to carry it around. Otherwise, this becomes a small-scale PC.

And as a small-scale PC, the Titan Pro comes with pretty much everything you need to game, do work and even stream, if you want to.

MSI GT75VR 7RF SPECS
CPU + GPU Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU @2.90GHz

GTX NVIDIA 1080

 Thermal Cooler Boost Titan
Display 17.3″ FHD wide view 120hz  5ms
Storage 1*2.5” HDD + 2*M.2 slots (PCI-e) + 1*M.2 slot (SATA)
Memory Currently installed: 32GB DDR4 RAM
4 x DDR4 slots, up to 64GB
Audio Realtek ALC1220 HD Audio Codec

ES9118 HiFi DAC + Smart Amplifier

2 x 3W Speaker 3W + 1 x 5W woofer

Internet Killer 10Gb Lan + Killer 1535 WLAN + Killer Control Center
Keyboard Rapid RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Power 230W adapter (GTX1070) or 330W adapter (GTX1080)

8-cell 5225mah battery (75.24Whr)

Dimension 428(W) x 314(D) x 31 – 56(H) mm (TBC)
Connection 1 x ThunderBolt 3

5 x Type A USB 3.0

1 x HDMI

1 x mDP

Audio Connections: headphones (HiFi), microphone , Line-in , Line-out

Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC

 

Yup, this is an NVIDIA GTX 1080-equipped machine. And to fully optimize that, the gaming laptop allows you to overclock pretty much everything so you can get the most out of each software performance.

 

The huge base of the machine takes into account the crazy cooling system that the Titan Pro utilizes. And a switch from the side panel button allows you to quickly access the fans and a few other quick settings such as choosing which color profile you can use on your fully mechanical keyboard c/o Steel Series and Rapid.

 

Finishing everything off, the whole machine runs with a deep black brushed metal finishing with iconic red trimmings because gaming laptop. And nothing says gaming laptop than RGB, lots of black and lots of red.

Anyway we’ll play around with this for a few more days and dive deep into what we can exploit with the Titan Pro. Stay tuned to our in – depth review soon.