MSI is taking the Gaming laptop positioning to the next level right now with their wide range of gaming laptops available in the market. But it seems some gamers will never be satisfied whether laptop or desktop. So MSI decided to combine both with the world’s first mechanical keyboard gaming laptop.
This 18.4″ laptop weights almost 5kg and 4.5 centimeters thick which is typical for a gaming laptop. Surprisingly they we’re able to fit in a full size mechanical keyboard into the device. The keyboard uses a general usage cherry brown keys for both general typing and gaming rather than a dedicated cherry blue or red keys for pure gaming.
At the back is the charger port, LAN connector, display ports and HDMI connector. While on the side are the standard USB, audio connections.
The touchpad is located at the right side, it also serves as the num lock which can be activated through a key. This layouts into a num pad to save space and time, quite and a genius move so the whole space for the keys can be maximized for the mechanical keyboard.
Under the hood sports the high level 4th generation i7-4720HQ processor while the graphics, storage and RAM is available in two options to choose from. Other features include high end cooling system, flexible RAM & Storage expansion and FULL HD 18.4 display that can be expand up to three screens.
- 1TB 7200RPM + 256GB SSD (SUPER RAID 2)
- 16GB (8GB*2) DDR3L RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce 980M 8GB GDDR5 SLI
- 32GB (8GB*4) DDR3L RAM
- 1TB 7200RPM + 384GB SSD (SUPER RAID 2)
With all features mentioned, it’s currently the most expensive laptop in the Philippines starting at Php199,992 (Non-SLI version) and Php249,984 (SLI version). Its currenly available via Villman Computers. The unit comes with standard 2 years warranty for parts and service, we think its a good move compared to 1 year warranty of other brands. The only question left is, will you be willing to buy a laptop worth quarter of a million?