Does Deviltech Fire DTX (MSI MS-16GA) Worthy to be the Competitor of ASUS gaming laptops?

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If months ago we often talked about ASUS that always released superior multimedia laptops as the main rival of Alienware, Deviltech did not want to lose the battle. Deviltech is a German company specialized in producing laptop for gaming. The company focuses on providing high customizable laptop for gaming with a different quality, like MSI. Well, let’s review the Deviltech Fire DTX or called MSI MS-16GA.

Deviltech Fire DTX (MSI MS-16GA) can run on Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate and available in 32 or 64 bit version with additional costs. It is also available in two types of processors, Core i5-3210M (i5-3520M) and quad-core Core i7 i7-3610QM up-3920XM. This laptop is powered by 8GB of RAM and 750 HDD. This laptop comes with two memory slots that can be used to 4GB up to 16GB. In fact, the users of gaming laptop from MSI was able to install the HDD, SSH (Hybrid Drive) or SSD (with varying capacities) with ease. That is, if at any time the user feels less satisfied, then he can upgrade it easily. The advantages of this Deviltech laptop is also located on the optical drive options include DVD burner, Blu-Ray player and Blu-Ray burner.

Unfortunately, we all can immediately see the shortcomings of this sophisticated laptop. The first time you see, maybe you will judge this gaming laptop is the laptop for the lower class because it uses material from shiny plastic laptop cover. Gamers who have wet hands easily be less convenient in using this laptop because it will leave dirty marks on the laptop quickly. Another drawback will also be found on the keyboard that seem unusual and classy. It seems Deviltech Fire DTX (MSI MS-16GA) is not comparable with the ASUS laptops for gaming.

Not to mention, the touchpad on Deviltech Fire DTX that cannot create the impression of comfort for the user. There are problems such as the rough that feels inconvenience dotted surface after long-term use and has an unfavorable effect on the gliding traits.

Deviltech Fire DTX (MSI MS-16GA) specifications:

  • Display Size                         : 15.6 ”
  • Processor                            : Intel Core i7-3610QM (4×2.3 GHz)
  • Video Card                          : NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
  • RAM Size                             : 8 GB
  • HDD Capacity                     : 120 GB
  • HDD Type                            : SSD (mSATA)
  • Optical Storage                 : DVD+/-RW
  • Display Resolution           : 1920 x 1080
  • Display Coating                 : matte
  • LAN                                        : 1000Base-T
  • Wireless LAN                     : IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth                            : v4.0
  • USB 2.0 Ports                     : 2
  • USB 3.0 Ports                     : 2
  • Card-Reader                      : SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS Pro Duo/xD
  • VGA Output                       : yes
  • HDMI                                    : yes
  • Display Technology        : LCD with LED-backlit
  • Weight                                 : 5.77 lbs
  • Width                                    : 15.08 inch
  • Depth                                   : 9.84 inch
  • Height                                   : 1.5 inch
  • Battery Size                        : 6 Cells
  • Battery Capacity               : 49 Wh
  • Chipset                                 : Intel HM76
  • Operating System            : Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Max RAM Size                   : 16 GB
  • Warranty                             : 2 year bring-in
  • Battery Technology         : Lithium-ion
  • Battery Nominal Charge : 4400 mAh
  • Battery Removable         : yes
  • RAM Type                           : DDR3-1600
  • Display Name                    : LP156WF1-TLF3
  • Power Supply Weight    : 1.19 lbs
  • Power-In Plug Position  : left
  • Audio-Ports                        : Two line-out and microphone
  • Kensington Lock               : yes
  • Surface                                 : Texture, glossy, attracts fingerprints
  • Material                               : plastic
  • Color Screen Lid               : light gray
  • Color Palm Rest                : light gray
  • Color Bottom                     : black

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