MSI Unveils World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

MSI Unveils World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

18-inch trailblazer outfitted with SteelSeries gaming keyboard featuring Cherry Brown MX Switches

City of Industry, Calif. – October 30, 2014MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GT80 Titan, the world’s first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard.

First of its kind, MSI’s GT80 Titan ushers the future of gaming by integrating a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches into the 18-inch gaming beast.  Mechanical keyboards provide superior tactile feedback, increases durability, and enhances overall gaming experience by eliminating key jamming even during the most heated battle sessions.

“Performance is key for gamers and the GT80 Titan will forever change the mobile gaming experience,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.  “We are proud to be at the forefront of the gaming evolution and will continue to provide solutions that deliver the most outstanding gaming experience in the world.”

“As the first of its kind, the MSI GT80 Titan takes a step into the future by integrating a proper mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches into the 18-inch mobile gaming beast. Apart from this, the GT80 also features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics, Intel’s best and latest mobile CPU as well as our usual selection of carefully developed MSI gaming technologies,” said Eric Kuo, VP of Global Sales & Marketing at MSI Notebook.


Standard Mechanical keyboard: Standard keycap and CHERRY brown MX switch

GT80 is World’s 1st and the only notebook equipped with GAMING mechanical keyboard. In the past, so many gamers wondered if a mechanical keyboard could ever be combined with laptops? Now, MSI has finally done it! GT80 uses standard mechanical keycap and Cherry’s standard brown MX switch, providing excellent tactile typing feedback to enhance gaming experience for gamers!

Keyboard Functionality Powered by SteelSeries

To provide the best experience for gamers, MSI worked with our long-term partner, SteelSeries, the gaming peripherals leader who brought the first mechanical keyboards to gamers and aided in the keyboard development of previous MSI gaming notebooks. With the new GT80 mechanical gaming notebooks, the keyboards are powered by SteelSeries through its anti-ghosting design (N-key rollover) and SteelSeries Engine software suite.


MSI’s newest gaming laptop uses standard Cherry switches and a standard keycap with 27mm of thickness, nearly 5 times of traditional laptop keyboards.  It is also the world’s slimmest and lightest 18-inch gaming laptop, measuring 17% thinner and 22% lighter than its closest competitor.  To fully optimize the keyboard, the GT80 Titan features an enhanced SteelSeries Engine with CloudSync, allowing users to save and synchronize settings via SteelSeries cloud storage.


“The GT80 Titan blends the performance of a high-end gaming desktop with the mobility of a laptop,” adds Tung.

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 SteelSeries Engine Features CloudSync and Low CPU

To fully utilize GT80’s fantastic mechanical keyboard, this machine is equipped the new SteelSeries Engine, the fast and efficient software suite now with CloudSync, SteelSeries cloud storage system that will save and synchronize all SteelSeries peripherals.  Gamers can switch between different configurations inside of the same or different games by just one-click through a macro key that can be programmed by SteelSeries Engine!


New ERA of gaming laptop keyboards for real,” says Sam Chern, Marketing Director at MSI Notebook. “The GT80 Titan easily beats any mobile system with top level CPU and GPU graphics card you can think of, while still being a mobile system. At the same time we are very excited about our cooperation with SteelSeries on the GT80, which has resulted in the best keyboard ever seen on a notebook.”

Founded in 1986, MSI is driven and motivated by customer satisfaction.  A worldwide leader in computer components, MSI boasts a state-of-the-art R&D department, an annual production of motherboards and graphic cards reaching the tens of millions and sales in over 120 countries.  MSI reaches the consumer and commercial markets with a product lineup that includes notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics.  MSI’s slogan, Innovation with Style, represents the company’s core value “Innovation” and “Style” and embodies the company’s pursuit of excellence through quality products, user-friendly designs and cutting-edge technology.

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More information on MSI Gaming website 

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