The GT73VR (or GT73eVR, after MSI renamed it) Titan Pro is the one of most powerful desktop replacement gaming notebook series from the MSI. Today we’ll check out MSI GT73eVR 7RF Titan Pro 1035UK (9S7-17A121-1035), a moderately specced yet immensely powerful model from this series. Let’s check out then whether it was worth its salt or not.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (7th Gen), 2.8 GHz
- GPU – 8 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
- Memory – 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4
- Screen – 17.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD + 256 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor along with 16 gigs of dual channel RAM. The quad-core processors are specially made for handling the gruesome gaming and graphical jobs. There is a dual storage solution of 256 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD for storing all your games and videos. The SSD especially helps it act zippy and work much faster as the equipped NVMe SSD is one of the fastest in the market.
- GPU – It houses one of the most powerful mobile graphics units by NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1080. It is able to keep running any of the latest AAA titles even at the highest graphical settings at 1080p resolution. And also, you can take advantage of the VR capabilities of the GTX 1080 as it’s pretty good at that.
- Cooling – The dual fan does an excellent job at keeping the excess heat at bay. To keep the maximum temperature at 47°C despite housing a GTX 1080 is really admirable.
- Price – Now, it isn’t by any chance to say that it’s cheap. In fact, it isn’t; no laptop can when it costs nearly £2100. But upon comparison with notebooks like HP Omen X 17 and GT75VR 7RF from the very MSI which would easily cost you nearly £3000, it seems a somewhat more affordable option.
- Portability – And following MSI’s religion of making bulky notebooks, this one certainly doesn’t stray much from the ultimate goal. Measuring the maximum thickness approximately at 2 inches and weighing at 4.14 kg (over 9 pounds!!) it can’t possibly score much for being portable.
- Noise – While the aggressively rotating fans help (a lot actually) it stay cool it certainly doesn’t stay calm for the most part. The maximum noise level hitting the 55 dB mark at the highest load you would certainly need the headphones while grinding it for hours.
There are two kinds of hardcore gaming notebooks out there. One that looks quite slim and trim but sacrifices some of the power in exchange (such as Razor Blade and Aorus X5 v6) and the ones that are bulky but immensely powerful like MSI GT73eVR 7RF Titan Pro. If you are not going to back out due to the bulky finish then it surely would be an excellent choice for you.