The MSI GT80 Titan is a looker. We love the subtle red stripes which run along the chassis on either side, at an angle.
The MSI badge and name is positioned centrally, just as you open the lid.
Along the left side of the chassis are microphone and headphone jacks, optical connector, 3x USB 3.0 ports and a card reader. Above this is the bluray drive. At the back is a Kensington lock alongside a substantial air vent. On the right side of the chassis are two more USB 3.0 ports and another big air vent. A total of 5x USB 3.0 ports should be more than enough for most people.
The front of the laptop has no ports. Along the back of the chassis are two mini Displayport connectors, full sized HDMI connector, power adapter and GB LAN connector. Two more big cooling vents can be seen at either side, rear of the chassis.
There are several large black and red coloured vents along the bottom of the chassis. In each corner of the chassis are large rubber feet to hold the laptop secure, and to raise it off the surface for better airflow.
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