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MSI GT76 Review Rundown

MSIPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Powerful gaming performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons**
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Bulky and heavy
  • Fans get loud when gaming
  • Very expensive

Summary

The desktop replacement laptop comes with an ultra-fast 144Hz display and is powered by Nvidia's most capable notebook GPU at the moment. The build quality and the materials of the GT76 are very good. Fan noise is very loud when gaming and the two AC adapters and cables feel even more bulky to carry around than the laptop itself.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
MSI employs a three-pronged attack, using 11 heat pipes, four fans and an undercarriage that's more vents than anything. The system lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery test. Despite its 720p shooter, the Titan delivered grainy and slightly washed-out images.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, sleek design
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Bloatware and bloatware

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
GT76 is on the same level as other notebooks with the RTX 2080. We observed stuttering only in the extremely demanding Port Royal real-time ray tracing benchmark. MSI laptop features Nvidia’s Optimus technology, which helps improve battery life. While most notebooks get skewered when it comes to the question of the sound quality, the GT76 escapes unscathed.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • High-quality metal case
  • Very good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
Cons[**]
  • Very hot under load
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
MSI True Color allows for quick and easy color adjustments and profiles. LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues related to nvlddmkm.sys when opening multiple tabs on our homepage. 4K UHD video playback at 60 FPS isn't perfect either with 56 dropped frames during our minute-long YouTube test.
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Pros[**]
  • High-contrast IPS display
  • Fast Turbo Boost performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • High CPU and GPU temperatures when Turbo Boost is on
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The cooling fans in the GT76 Titan DT are whisper-quiet for mundane tasks like office productivity. Once you fire up a game, though, be prepared for an audible assault. The sheer volume of airflow jetting through the numerous vents creates a high-pitched airflow noise. The battery simply isn't up to the demands of the power draw required by the components.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful GeForce RTX 2080 GPU
  • Superb gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Extremely loud fans
  • No G-Sync support

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The MSI GT76 Titan is an absolute beast of a gaming laptop. With its high-end desktop components and robust cooling solution, you'll be able to play every game at max settings without even breaking a sweat. But, it's still a big, bulky and not very portable, so it's also going to be very expensive.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent RGB lighting
Cons[**]
  • Expensive for a gaming laptop
  • No portability

tomshardware[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
MSI's GT76 Titan gaming laptop costs $4,599.00 (£4,499) with a 17.3-inch, 4K display. It has an Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB of memory, 64GB of DDR-2666MHz, a 1 TB, 7,200-RPM HDD and two 512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID0.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Bright 4K display
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Loud speakers
  • Dim display

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The huge MSI deploys heavyweight desktop components. The desktop version of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 has the usual 2944 stream processors and 8GB of memory. The Intel Core i9-9900K is another desktop chip, and this CPU has eight multi-threaded cores, a base speed of 3.6GHz and a theoretical boost peak of 5GHz. There’s 64GB of DDR4, a 1TB RAID array made from two Samsung SSDs and a 1 TB hard disk.
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Pros[**]
  • Incredible performance
  • Solid build quality
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Poor trackpad

References

1. ^ MSI GT76 Titan Review. laptopmag. 2019-10-11 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ MSI GT76 9SG Laptop Review: The Titan of Gaming Laptops. notebookcheck. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS Laptop Review: Late Game Exotic Gear. notebookcheck. 2020-10-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ MSI GT76 Titan DT Review. pcmag. 2019-10-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Hands on: MSI GT76 Titan review. techradar. 2019-05-26 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
6. ^ MSI GT76 Titan Gaming Laptop Review: Big, Bright and Powerful. tomshardware. 2019-07-24 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
7. ^ MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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