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MSI VIGOR GK50 LOW PROFILE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

NEX score 62%

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Product Overview

MSI VIGOR GK50 LOW PROFILE is a mid-range mechanical keyboard that features Kailh Low Profile switches, brushed aluminum top plate, and per-key RGB lighting.
Naturally, the VIGOR GK50 LOW PROFILE supports 100% anti-ghosting with N-key rollover. Its Kailh Low Profile switches offer high actuation speed (1.5mm actuation distance) that many gamers and typists prefer. It also provides a moderate 3mm total travel. The switch's tactile feel is designed to mimic that of Cherry MX Red switches.
Design-wise, the VIGOR GK50 LOW PROFILE features unique octagonal keycaps that complement the keyboard's design.
MSI also markets a number of other mechanical keyboards, including the full-height GK50 ELITE.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fantastic sound profile
  • Floating keycap design creates a glow on keyboard frame
  • Sleek design
Cons
  • Somewhat stiff spacebar and shift keys
  • Software issues

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Solid build quality
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • High-quality mechanical switches
Cons
  • No RGB lighting
  • Spacebar isn't as easy to press as other buttons
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB 2.0

Construction

Cable
1.8m with gold-plated connector
Material
Brushed aluminum top plate
Switch Type
Kailh Low Profile Switches

Dimensions

Size | Depth
141 mm
Size | Height
34 mm
Size | Width
435 mm
Weight
700 g

Function

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

Performance

Durability
50+ million key strokes
Key Travel
1.5mm actuation, 3mm bottom

Production

Debut
2019 Q4

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

tomshardware[1]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The Vigor GK50's use of speedy switches and well-designed keycaps seemed to heighten my speed. The keyboard is supposed to work with MSI Dragon Center software, but at the time of this writing the software won't download properly. Despite lacking software, I was able to test out 8 different color effects, plus off.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-quality mechanical switches
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Spacebar isn't as easy to press as other buttons
  • No RGB lighting

User Reviews

References

1. ^ MSI Vigor GK50 Low Profile Keyboard Review: Typewriter Feels, Gaming Looks . [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-vigor-gk50-low-profile. 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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