When it comes to laptops that stretch the definition of the word as far as it will go, there are few contenders more suited for the title than MSI's GT83VR-SLI Titan. Just look at the thing. It even has a Blu-ray burner. That machine's getting a little long in the tooth at this point, though. MSI is apparently planning to update the GT83VR Titan, according to a listing that appeared at a Greek shopping site. The store page has been taken down along with almost all references to it, but Google snagged a copy. Notably, the new 18.4" laptop will purportedly pack a Coffee Lake "Core i7-8850H" CPU.
That CPU hasn't even been announced yet, but scuttlebutt says that it's the mobile version of the Core i7-8700. That means it'll put six cores and 12 threads in a laptop. The rumors put the processor at a relatively-sedate 2.6 GHz for its base clock, but supposedly it will Turbo Boost all the way to 4.3 GHz and do 4.0 GHz on all six cores. Such a CPU will be necessary for driving the upcoming GT83VR's graphics hardware. This time around the top Titan will apparently pack a pair of GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI.
Otherwise, the new GT83VR looks a lot like the current GT83VR. You get 64 GB of DDR4 memory, a pair of 512-GB NVMe SSDs in a RAID-0 configuration, and an additional 1 TB of storage in HDD form. The listing doesn't make it clear whether the 18.4" 1920x1080 display supports high refresh rates or adaptive-refresh-rate technology, but we'd expect it will given the features on offer in previous MSI Titan laptops. Like those machines, the upcoming GT83VR also includes a full-travel mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown keyswitches.
If you've been following along, you likely won't be surprised to hear that the site listed the new GT83VR for an eye-watering price. The Titan has always been in "if you have to ask" territory, after all. Expect to plunk down €6,199 (about $6,315 after adjusting for VAT) for the ultimate in desktop-replacement machines when it eventually launches. Hat tip to HotHardware for the news.