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  • MonkeyPaw - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    Sad that they put a glossy LCD on it. Most desktop monitors sport a matte finish and just make up for it with more brightness. It's not like you're expecting mobile computing on this 7.7lb beast that uses a 150W(!) AC brick.

    Anyway, I guess it's cool for the select few that would buy one. All the bling lighting seems kinda cool.
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    That's why I'm more interested in the GT780DXR. Sure, it's bigger, but if the display is better -- plus keyboard backlighting and an aluminum shell -- it could more than make up for that. It's not like either of these are particularly portable anyway! Reply
  • arvee - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    I'm writing this on my GT780R, the model before this new release. I'm *really* happy with the screen on this, it's really nice to look at but I'm not a big screen-snob though and I certainly haven't done any testing, I just know it's very nice to spend hours looking at.

    Don't get too excited about the keyboard though, even though I'm a happy MSI GT780 owner the 2 failings on this otherwise great laptop are the keyboard and the power adapter. The power connector on the laptop could really do with some work, it's too easy to knock out and looks like it's waiting for a good knock one day to complete wreck it (ah how I wish the magnetic power connectors on Macs would make their way to other machines but I'm guessing there is a stupid patent in the way).

    The keyboard requires more pressure than I'd like and I seem to have a slightly buggy build because the left side has particular problems registering my keystrokes, particularly around Ctrl, Shift, Tab and up in to z and x and as a programmer who uses this area a *log* this is a problem. I'll be sending it back for a replacement keyboard when I can spare the time out.

    Other than that, I'd love to see Anand take a good look at this machine, out of all the similarly speced machines I chose this one and I'm pretty happy with my choice.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    Apple does have a patent. Unless "on a computer" is seen as innovative the existence of deep frier's with similar plugs as a safety feature is probably sufficient prior art to kill the patent if someone with sufficiently deep pockets wanted to. The risks in corporate lawfare are high enough that it's unlikely anyone will take the risk since the bayonet design works well enough for 99% of consumers. Reply

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