Enthusiast level VR laptop with MSI’s GT73VR 7RE TITAN SLI


First look at MSI’s GT73VR 7RE TITAN SLI

When MSI told me they had a new VR Laptop for me to look at, that was boasting the new Kaby Lake i7 7820HK, I was expecting the new GE62VR 7RF. After our look at the GE62VR 6RF I was excited to see what Intel’s latest i7 could do to improve the VR Laptop experience with the HTC Vive. But the box that showed up on my doorstep was bigger, a lot bigger! It was the GT73VR 7RE TITAN SLI, one of MSI’s top of the line desktop replacement VR laptop. Let’s have a look at it:


GT73VR 7RE TITAN SLI Specifications

  • 7th Gen. Intel Core i7 7820HK processor
  • Chipset Intel HM175 Intel CM238
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 SLI with ultra performance
  • DDR4-2400, 4 Slots, with 32GB installed (Max 64GB)
  • 17.3″ Full HD (1920×1080), 120 Hz Refresh Rate and 5ms response time panel
  • Exclusive Cooler Boost Titan Technology
  • The X Boost function from MSI technology supports faster storage access speed.
  • Dragon Center provides six functions to get a total control of your personal computer
  • 512GB SSD’s in Exclusive Super RAID 4 (Dual NVMe M.2 SSDs by PCIe Gen3 X4 in RAID 0)
  • 1TB 7200RPM 2.5″ SATA HDD
  • Thunderbolt 3 supporting 40Gbps ultra speed data transfer rate, 4K@60Hz monitor output, and portable charging power up to 5V/3A with USB Type-C universal plug
  • Easy Overclocking with MSI SHIFT Technology by Dragon Center
  • Exclusive ESS SABRE HiFi DAC for lossless, high-quality audio
  • Nahimic 2 Sound Technology delivering 360⁰ immersive audio experience
  • Sound by Dynaudio system
  • True Color Technology for increased color contrast and greater image detail
  • Keyboard by Steelseries with full color backlighting
  • SteelSeries Engine 3 with GameSense to personalize your play style
  • Exclusive Silver Lining Printed keys
  • Killer DoubleShot Pro (Killer Gb LAN + Killer 802.11 a/c WiFi) with Smart Teaming
  • Upgraded Killer Gigabit LAN Controller with Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 and Killer Shield
  • Matrix Display supporting surround mode and 4K output up to 3 external monitors
  • Brushed-metal lid and aesthetics line design imprinted with MSI iconic Dragon Tattoo, unleashing the true dragon gaming soul
  • Dimension (WxDxH) 428 x 287 x 24~49 mm
  • Weight (w/ Battery) 4.14 kg
  •  2x 230W AC Adapters (Weight 2.1 kg)
MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

Not a small box!

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

Stealth look from the front end

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

3x USB 3 ports and all the audio you want

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

Crazy back end with USB C, HDMI, displayport , and power connector

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

2x USB 3 ports and a SD card reader

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

2.1kg, just for the power adapters.

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

4.2kg. That’s lighter than I expected. It has a good feel to it.

MSI GT73VR 7RE, VR Laptop,

Someone at MSI went crazy with the features on the MSI GT73VR 7RE. That’s a good thing! Just looking at these specs I think you can understand why I was so excited to test this.


So as you can see this is an extreme-end laptop. It’s not just an SSD it’s 2 512GB SSDs in RAID. It’s not just one gaming GTX 1070, it’s SLi GTX 1070s.

I had 4 days to play around with the Titan and I installed lots of VR games and spent about 10 hours experiencing the performance in VR. It’s a no brainer that the GT73VR tromped all over our Budget VR PC and even the GE62VR but is the price gap worth it?

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