MSI Announces GT80 Titan, World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

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The MSI GT80 will feature Cherry Brown MX switches and 27mm keycap thickness.

The MSI GT80 will feature Cherry Brown MX switches and 27mm keycap thickness.

New and powerful graphics cards have allowed gaming laptops to go toe to toe with their traditional desktop counterparts, but one area where the mobile space has always lagged behind is peripherals, namely the keyboard. Don’t get us wrong, the keyboards found on gaming laptops work well enough, but they pale in comparison to the high-end mechanical keyboards used by many gaming desktop enthusiasts; or at least they used to.

Now that problem has been solved by MSI’s GT80 Titan, the world’s first gaming laptop to offer a mechanical keyboard.

According to the company, the 18-inch gaming behemoth will feature a SteelSeries keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches and 27-mm caps. The brown switches offer strong tactile feedback (similar to Cherry Blue MX switches) without the loud keystroke noise often associated with mechanical keyboards. Mechanical keyboards are also known for excellent durability, making them perfect for long strenuous gaming sessions. Additionally, the GT80 Titan features a SteelSeries Engine with CloudSync, allowing users to save and upload settings via the SteelSeries cloud.

Contrary to what the name suggests, MSI is also claiming that the MSI GT80 Titan will be the thinnest and lightest 18-inch gaming laptop on the market, coming in at 17 percent thinner and 22 percent lighter than its closest competitor.

Details regarding the MSI GT80 Titan’s hardware are scarce, but according to Tom’s Hardware the device will support SLI functionality. MSI has yet to announce release date for the GT80 Titan. 

Source: Tom’s Hardware


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