MSI first unveiled the GT76 Titan at Computex 2019, earlier in the summer. This is the pinnacle of MSI's gaming laptop designs and the MSI GT76 Titan DT packs an overclockable Intel i9 9900K-series desktop processor, up to GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, a beefy cooling system, and more - all in an RGB lit sportscar inspired chassis.
The previous gen MSI GT75 Titan used Intel's 45W Core i9-8950HK processor, and the move to a socketed desktop 95W Core i9-9900K is one of the biggest changes in the GT76 Titan. To cope with the extra power in the confined chassis of a laptop, MSI has followed through with a significant cooling system upgrade featuring 4x fans and 11 heatpipes which it says "generates 2.25-fold air flow," compared to the previous generation.
An at-a-glance feature list for the MSI GT76 Titan follows:
- Up to latest 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor
- Full desktop processor with all cores 5.0GHz overclock (optional) on Z390 chipset
- Exclusive MSI Cooler Boost Titan with 4 fans and 11 heat pipes
- Latest GeForce RTX 2080 / 2070 graphics
- 17.3-inch Full HD (1920x1080), 144Hz IPS-level, thin bezel gaming display
- 17.3-inch UHD (3840x2160), 100 per cent AdobeRGB, IPS-level, thin bezel gaming display
- Storage configured via 1xM.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3), 2x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA), and 1x 2.5-inch SATA HDD
- Sound by Dynaudio and High-Resolution Audio ready with 2x2W speakers and a 3W subwoofer
- Killer Gb LAN plus Killer ax Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 5
- Latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for redefined wireless gaming experience
- Mystic Light underglow and Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries
- Dragon Centre with exclusive gaming mode
- MSI App Player for seamless gaming experience between mobile and PC
- Measures 397 x 330 x 33~42mm, and weighs 4.5kg
- 90Whr battery and 2x 230W adapter supplied
- Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
As per our headline this laptop is now starting to appear in stores stateside. I've checked a number of places where it was supposed to be in stock but only found it was available via an outlet called HID Evolution where it was listed in an 144Hz FHD screen configuration using the RTX 2080, 64GB of DDR4, Super RAID 4 (2x 512GB) PCIe NVMe SSDs, plus 1TB 7200RPM HDD for US$3999. There were other builds listed with RTX 2070 and 4K screen options.