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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

We took a look at the laptop Fnatic travels with

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI is a complete beast.

  • Text: Bengt Lemne
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If you're an esports professional you're likely doing a lot of travel, and then it's a good thing that you're sponsored by a company like MSI who makes high performance gaming laptops. At a recent event in Stockholm we got to take a look at their latest line-up of models including the GT83VR Titan SLI, which features tremendous performance a couple of large fans that would make a lighter laptop fly through the room (GT83 weighs in at 6.5 kilos).

MSI are one of the sponsors of Fnatic and so they have equipped the team with GT83s as they travel the world, and interestingly it wasn't the performance or the mechanical keyboard (silver speed switches on GT83) that was the most important thing for the players, but rather that the panel had a 120 hz refresh rate. According to the MSI rep that was their number one request as they would have otherwise had to carry around BenQ monitors to go with the laptop.

This sort of laptop is clearly not for every gamer (and it is perhaps a slight stretch to call it portable) as it retails for over £4,500 (more than €5,000). As the name implies it also comes VR ready (for Vive) in case you want to travel with your VR setup. For most of us it is merely something to crave...

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