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MSI GT780-221US 17.3" Notebook Computer

B&H # MSGT780221US MFR # GT780-221US
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Product Highlights
  • 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core CPU
  • 12GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB Hard Drive with 7200rpm
  • nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.5GB GDDR5 GPU
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 17.3" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
  • Integrated Camera, Microphone, Speakers
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

The GT780-221US 17.3" Notebook Computer from MSI is a high-performance notebook computer, built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The system features a sizeable 17.3" 1080p HD display -- perfect for high-def entertainment. It utilizes LED-backlighting so as to remain energy efficient. Graphics are provided by a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU with 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory.

The system features a bold design with a glowing backlit keyboard. Audio is provided by the Dynaudio sound system. The speakers are placed in an optimal location for superlative audio quality.

The computer is powered by a quad-core 2GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU, which can be overclocked to 2.9GHz thanks to the Intel Turbo Boost system. The computer is loaded with 12GB of RAM, a hard drive with a 750GB storage capacity and 7200rpm speed, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a built-in microphone, and a 720p HD webcam. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

A Keyboard Made for Gamers

MSI and SteelSeries collaborated to create a laptop keyboard that is designed specifically with gamers in mind. MSI identified the keys used most by gamers and fine-tuned their sizes and locations to make them even more intuitive for gamers. The Ctrl and Alt keys, both of which are used by gamers most frequently, have been enlarged. The Windows key, often inadvertently hit during gameplay, has also been re-located to the right side of the keyboard.
MSI has improved the resilience and tactile feedback of each and every key. Users will no longer have to deal with flimsy keys. Each time a key is pressed, the tip of the finger receives genuine tactile feedback and a solid rebound. This means that users can enjoy crisp keyboard action without getting tired during extended use.
MSI's gaming keyboard supports simultaneous pressing of 10 keys or more, allowing users to issue commands rapidly and respond to games with precision.

Full Color Backlit Keyboard

Normal Mode
Colors chosen by the user can be applied to the whole keyboard; different colors can be set for the three different sections.
Gaming Mode
Only the LEDs on the left remain enabled. A choice of 29 colors is available.
Breathing Mode
The alternating bright and dim appearance of the selected color creates a pulsating breathing effect.
Wave Mode
This creates an effect reminiscent of "the wave" by fans in a stadium. The LEDs alternate between the selected color and darkness in a gradation which flows from right to left.
Dual Color Mode
The whole keyboard's LEDs alternate between two selected colors in a gradient mode.

Realistic Gaming Screen

GT780 has a 17-inch Full HD screen, which projects a vibrant visual effect. The top-end NVIDIA Geforce GTX560M graphic card with 1.5GB GRDDR5 memory gives the notebook an extraordinary gaming performance. GT780 is fully compatible with DX11, which provides an ultra-smooth and vivid three-dimensional visual experience.

Stunning Audio Performance

Speaker Placement
In order to present the best sound effects, the GT780 speakers are uniquely configured. Besides the two side speakers projected toward the user, there is also a subwoofer sound hole at the bottom. This configuration immerses gamers into a realistic, three-dimensional battlefield experience.
Quality Speakers
Four Dynaudio speakers are built into this computer and provide a more immersive gaming experience.
Higher Audio Standards
THX TruStudio Pro software ensures that your computer and speakers produce high-quality, cinema-like audio as you watch movies or play on games.

External Design

The exterior design of the GT780 combines the classic, succinct appearance of a limousine with the aerodynamic contour of a spacecraft. As such, the computre has a low-key but strong look. The black casing of the GT780 is specially covered with brushed aluminum, coupled with the silver msi logo, it makes the GT780 a symbol of the coexistence of textural quality and ultimate performance.
Touchpad Power Switch
To avoid accidentally touching the touch pad while gaming, the GT780 is equipped with a control switch for the touch pad on the side of the keyboard.
Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM
Cache L3: 6GB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory SO-DIMM 204-PinType: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 12GB (3x4GB)
Capacity: 16GB
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M with up to 1536MB GDDR5 SDRAM Dedicated
Type Widescreen
Size 17.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Color Gamut Not Specified By Manufacturer
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Supported Resolutions Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dual Display Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Mirroring Not Specified By Manufacturer
Secondary Display
Hard Drive Bays: 1x
Installed: 750GB 7200rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x eSATA
2x USB 3.0 (A)
3x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio 4x  Integrated Stereo Speakers Dynaudio Speakers Outputting Stereo Sound)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
2x 1/8" (3.5mm) Combo Headphone & Audio Out
Expansion Slots None
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick PRO
1x xD-Picture Card
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0+HS
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Keys: 103
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: LED Backlight
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 9-Cell Lithium-Ion
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC
Consumption: 150W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.8 x 2.2 x 11.3" / 42.8 x 5.5 x 28.8 cm
Weight 8.6 lb / 3.90 kg
MSI GT780-221US 17.3" Notebook Computer
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Software Starter Package
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty (1-Year Global Warranty)
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