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MSI 18.4" GT83VR TITAN SLI-023 Intel Core i7 6820HK (2.70 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI 64 GB Memory 512 GB SSD, TB HDD $2149 AR, 2D FS

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Similar to the previous deal, but with the 512 instead of the 256GB SSD and 64 GB of Ram!

I overclocked the other model (with less SSD and Ram, but same CPU/GPU combo) and got 8th place in fastest 1070 sli laptops in the world category in 3D Mark Time Spy. IF you plan on using VR with this, you may need to buy a 4k enabled Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.

Some quick Q&A:

Is it large? Yeah, its friggin huge, but comes with its own backpack - Its meant to be a portable desktop rather than a, "I can play WOW while taking a dump" laptop.

What about weight? It weighs more than any laptop, but thats not really the burden (again, you shouldn't be using this on your friggin lap) its the dual power bricks that add that extra bit of weight that goes over the top.

I heard the main power plug that goes in to the rear is loose? Yes, its fine of you have the space for it to lie there, but if you plan on having the power cable hang off the back like if this unit is on the edge of a table it WILL fall out.

1070 SLI with a 1080p screen is super stupid, right? It pretty much is overkill - good thing they sold it with that though. When its docked at home I use a 1440p and play every game I own at a minimum of 60fps in maxed out settings without paying extra for a panel i'll rarely use. They have SLI laptops in 17.3 in configs that have higher DPI screens with higher refresh rates.... and cost a lot more - buy one of those.

I heard SLI is dead and I'd be a fool to buy this, true? No, but SLI can cause issues depending on whats trying to run it - I won't say SLI is perfect, but for games like PUBG that use it.... Blows a 1080 out of the water and outperforms a 1080ti as well.

What about heat? My Alienware 17R4 routinely went about 85c and even with a repaste stayed at 75c+. Most desktops without large chunks of money spent on the best cooling get around 50-60c and so does this beast. In fact if you turn on turbo (using headphone to drown out the noise) the temps never go above 60c stress testing!

I heard the touch pad sucks? The touch pad is awesome.... the number pad sucks and the drivers need to be reinstalled immediately after you update Windows out of the box.

Does this have RGB lighting? No - spend $1,500 more for that.
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Whoever buys this should get laid once in a while. 😂
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Whoever buys this should get laid once in a while. 😂
I mean... If they can afford it, I'm sure they don't have too much trouble getting some once in a while.
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I heard SLI is dead and I'd be a fool to buy this, true? No, but SLI can cause issues depending on whats trying to run it - I won't say SLI is perfect, but for games like PUBG that use it.... Blows a 1080 out of the water and outperforms a 1080ti as well.
No... No sir. 1070's in SLI do not outperform a 1080ti. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I was running SLI 1070's prior to upgrading to my 1080ti.
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No... No sir. 1070's in SLI do not outperform a 1080ti. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I was running SLI 1070's prior to upgrading to my 1080ti.
Folks seem to get around 9500 with a 1080ti and a i6700-6820

I got a 9720.
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No... No sir. 1070's in SLI do not outperform a 1080ti. Sorry to burst your bubble. I know this because I was running SLI 1070's prior to upgrading to my 1080ti.
Also, don't forget there does not exist a consumer 1080ti laptop in the world, but feel free to compare your desktop to this portable replacement. The numbers are so close, anyone with a logical brain on how hardware works would know people get slight variations on performance between systems, but these numbers are so close its basically proving around equal to a 1080ti.

That said, its only that way with software actually able to scale effectively and yes, many things won't perform as well as a single 1080ti GPU. Shame there isn't one in existence for portability.
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Also, don't forget there does not exist a consumer 1080ti laptop in the world, but feel free to compare your desktop to this portable replacement. The numbers are so close, anyone with a logical brain on how hardware works would know people get slight variations on performance between systems, but these numbers are so close its basically proving around equal to a 1080ti.

That said, its only that way with software actually able to scale effectively and yes, many things won't perform as well as a single 1080ti GPU. Shame there isn't one in existence for portability.
#1. I didn't state that a notebook had a 1080ti, I just said that your information about SLI 1070's is incorrect.

#2. Synthetics do NOT equal real world performance.

#3. Every "Con" you listed in your OP is enough to scare any smart consumer away... Who wants to spend $2000+ on something with QC issues and a weird hardware configuration?

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1070 sli and comes with a 1080p screen. Seen like a strange combo.
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Why do you need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter for VR? It doesn't have enough HDMI ports?
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Why do you need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter for VR? It doesn't have enough HDMI ports?
There is an HDMI. There is also a USB-C 3.1 and a Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2), but this laptop is certified VR for the Vive and not the Rift.

There is an issue in many of these models if not all of them that the HDMI port doesn't have the bandwidth for Rift and the USB-C port can't be used either, but the Mini DP can use the Rift. You need a dongle/adapter that supports 4k bandwidth. Most MDP adapters for HD can only do 1080p @ 60fps. This is not enough bandwidth to get dual imaging at 45fps each eye that the Rift needs.

If you try to use the HDMI you will most likely get it to accept the connection, but the Rifts screen will flicker on and off.
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#1. I didn't state that a notebook had a 1080ti, I just said that your information about SLI 1070's is incorrect.

#2. Synthetics do NOT equal real world performance.

#3. Every "Con" you listed in your OP is enough to scare any smart consumer away... Who wants to spend $2000+ on something with QC issues and a weird hardware configuration?

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1, I didn't say you said that either. I compared a notebook 1070sli to a desktop 1080ti and....

2, synthetically, yes it's more powerful. Sorry that facts aren't your strong suit. Real world use - I said many won't scale with the 1070 and that the 1080ti will perform better, but when something utilizes the 1070 sli correctly and it does happen (AAA titles mostly) then sorry, not sorry the 1070sli is better.

3, my unit was perfect except the VR issue. Which I easily consider less off a hassle than the Alienware's light bleed and thermal paste issues from previous ownership.

....QC wise... might be a gamble, but it sounds to me like you kinda just hate the fact a 1070 sli laptop runs as good as a 1080ti desktop.

Since you are replying to me and not the world in general, you should come to terms that synthetic results while not real world... still prove this thing is a beast in the hands of the right software.
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1, I didn't say you said that either. I compared a notebook 1070sli to a desktop 1080ti and....

2, synthetically, yes it's more powerful. Sorry that facts aren't your strong suit. Real world use - I said many won't scale with the 1070 and that the 1080ti will perform better, but when something utilizes the 1070 sli correctly and it does happen (AAA titles mostly) then sorry, not sorry the 1070sli is better.

3, my unit was perfect except the VR issue. Which I easily consider less off a hassle than the Alienware's light bleed and thermal paste issues from previous ownership.

....QC wise... might be a gamble, but it sounds to me like you kinda just hate the fact a 1070 sli laptop runs as good as a 1080ti desktop.

Since you are replying to me and not the world in general, you should come to terms that synthetic results while not real world... still prove this thing is a beast in the hands of the right software.
You might want to read your OP... You mention power cord issues, Weight and Size, VR issues, Touch pad/number pad issues, and if your temps are not getting over 60*C while stress testing that thing must sound like a jet engine.

You really think I need to defend a desktop against a laptop? You sir are the one being defensive (you own this unit and spent a small fortune on it). As for synthetic scores... No, I will not use them to mislead people into believing that your 1070 SLI setup is somehow better than a single 1080ti. Its a flat out lie when it comes to real world usage.
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I guess this is a decent price if you've already decided this is what you want.

But, for the same price, 99% of people would be better served by a solid gaming desktop+a laptop.

The remaining 1% would probably be better off with an compact 1080ti gaming build that is equally portable.
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I guess this is a decent price if you've already decided this is what you want.

But, for the same price, 99% of people would be better served by a solid gaming desktop+a laptop.

The remaining 1% would probably be better off with an compact 1080ti gaming build that is equally portable.
Equally portable, but not equally usable.

Unless they somehow invented mechanical keyboards and monitors that fold up to nothing.

Interesting idiologies folks have.

Just buy a desktop and a laptop. So buy a 1080 desktop and 1080 laptop? Or do you mean by a 1080ti desktop and 1080 laptop... or simplybuy a single 1070 desktop and single 1070 laptop? None of that makes sense since you'll be spending, either way more than 2150 to get more power or about the same anount to get less power.

Show me a 1080ti Mini system that you can play at the airport for 2k and I'll shut up.
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I guess this is a decent price if you've already decided this is what you want.

But, for the same price, 99% of people would be better served by a solid gaming desktop+a laptop.

The remaining 1% would probably be better off with an compact 1080ti gaming build that is equally portable.
I'm not proposing this above anyone else's preference. You want a desktop and don't care about portability - great. GTFO of this posting. It's not for you.
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