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MSI VIGOR GK50 ELITE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

NEX score 79%

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Product Overview

MSI VIGOR GK50 ELITE is a mid-range mechanical keyboard that features Kailh switches, brushed aluminum top plate, and per-key RGB lighting.
Naturally, the VIGOR GK50 ELITE supports 100% anti-ghosting with N-key rollover. The Kailh Box White switch offers improved stability and a crisper typing experience compared to Cherry MX Red, while the Kailh Blue switch provides faster and lighter actuation in the same comparison. The VIGOR GK50 ELITE can be purchased with either.
Design-wise, the VIGOR GK50 ELITE features unique octagonal keycaps that complement the keyboard's design.
MSI also markets a number of other mechanical keyboards, including a low-profile variant of the GK50.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent typing speed and accuracy
  • Excellent RGB lighting
  • Comfortable clicky keys
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Comfortable typing experience
  • Comfortable, clicky switches
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Tiring switches
  • Loud click
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Kailh Blue
Kailh Box White

Connectivity

Ports
USB 2.0

Construction

Cable
1.8m with gold-plated connector
Material
Brushed aluminum top plate
Switch Type
Kailh Box White Switch or Kailh Blue Switch

Dimensions

Size | Depth
135 mm
Size | Height
38 mm
Size | Width
435 mm
Weight
800.5 g

Function

Keyboard Backlight
Per-key RGB Mystic Light
Misc
N-key Rollover, 100% Anti-Ghosting

Performance

Durability
50+ million key strokes
Kailh Box WhiteKey Travel
1.8mm actuation, 3.6mm bottom
Kailh BlueKey Travel
1.9mm actuation, 4mm bottom

Production

Debut
2020 Q3

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

tomshardware[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
MSI's Vigor GK50 Elite keyboard has tactile, clicky Kailh Blue switches. If you're used to non-mechanical keyboards, this keyboard will take some getting used to. The keys on the keyboard are well-spaced, which was advantageous when gaming. You can also control RGB settings, including speed, colors and brightness.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable, clicky switches
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable typing experience
Cons
  • Tiring switches
  • Loud click

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Vigor GK50 Elite Review: An Elite, Clicky Value. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-vigor-gk50-elite. 2020-11-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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