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Anyone seen this mobile contraption

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Anyone seen this mobile contraption from MSI?

64GB of Memory, SLI GTX 980s. No mobile variants here, full on, full fat, monster GTX 980s. with Quad Core Core i7-6920HQ and,

as if that wasn't enough, the whole thing is fed by twin 256GB NVMe storage drives paired up into RAID.

- OS: Windows 10 Home
- CPU: Intel Core i7-6920HQ Quad Core (2.9GHz, 8MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Up To 3.8GHz)
- Display: 18.4" (1920x1080 Full HD Resolution, Anti-Glare, Wide Viewing Angle)
- Memory Supplied: 4 x 16GB (64GB)
- Memory Type: DDR4
- Memory Speed: 2133MHz
- Max Memory Support: 64GB
- Graphics Chipset: Dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 SLI (DESKTOP)
- Graphics Memory: 8GB GDDR5
- Storage: 2 x 256GB NVMe PCI-e M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD 7200RPM
- Keyboard Type: SteelSeries Red backlit mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches
- USB3.0 Ports: 5
- USB3.1 Ports: 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
- HDMI Port(s): 1
- Mini Display port(s): 1
- LAN Port(s): 1
- Microphone Jack(s): 1
- Headphone Jack(s) (SPDIF): 1
- ESS SABRE HiFi Port: 1
- Card Reader: SD (XC/HC)
- Audio: - 4.1 Sound by Dynaudio
- LAN: Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet with Killer Shield
- Wireless LAN - Killer Wireless-AC 1535
- Bluetooth: V4.1
- Webcam: Full HD type (30fps@1080p)
- Dimension: 45.6 x 33 x 4.9 cm
- Weight: 4.5Kg (w/ Battery)

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im shocked by the two GTX fittings they pulled there,


i think the built-in screen is fairly big for a mobile unit! (seems poor around all these specs; not even a native 4k?!)

you can still pull a single external 4k easy with this thing, (i think he mentioned this in the video)

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And you spend all this $$$ to stare at 18" screen, yuck!


That's what I don't get.  Some people spend a fortune on everything other than the only cue which gives you any sense that you are 'flying'

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Remember, other games other than flight sims can run on computers!


Yes I know I'm being facetious! :)


However I completely understand the point of this as I used to have a similar device, actually I still own it but I just can't justify the cost of replacement as I built an overclocked sli desktop monster driving a 50" 4K screen with prepar3d for the same cost as that thing.


Lets face it, it isn't a laptop, it is more a portable computer and that is exactly how I used mine. It is as powerful as a desktop computer so when at home you have it plugged into a large screen and all your flight controls are plugged into a powered use hub along with track ir and anything else you want. I used to travel a lot so I'd un plug it and take that and a joystick and I can then flight sim all week while I'm in a hotel.


Remember, an 18" screen was once considered huge for playing flight sims! Certainly better than nothing and enough to keep me entertained while stuck in a hotel. Then you get home, plug in your usb hub, giant 4K screen and off you go.


I don't need to travel any more so haven't replaced mine but there is certainly a point to these devices for people who can justify the need for flight simming all the time!



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