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ROG Strix G18
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Titan GT77
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Advantages of the ASUS ROG Strix G18
  • Excellent for content creation
  • Good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
Advantages of the MSI Titan GT77
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Best in class keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.7
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
8.3
18.0in
SIZE
17.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
422.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
401.0 nits
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has a better screen than the MSI Titan GT77 for gaming and AI, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
5.0 Hours
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has 8 hours of battery life. The MSI Titan GT77 has 5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.8
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
8.5
The MSI Titan GT77 has very good build quality, while the ASUS ROG Strix G18 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.8
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
8.5
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
422.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
401.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
10.0/10
5.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.5/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Titan GT77 are both very good for general use.

Gaming and AI

9.3
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
9.0
10.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.2/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Titan GT77 are both excellent for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

9.2
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
9.2
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.7/10
10.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Titan GT77 are both excellent for engineering and design.

Content Creation

9.0
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
8.6
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.7/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers ASUS ROG Strix G18 to be excellent for content creation, while the MSI Titan GT77 is very good.

Software Development

8.6
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
8.6
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.7/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
10.0/10
The MSI Titan GT77 and ASUS ROG Strix G18 are both very good for software development.

Portability

Poor
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
Poor
18.0in
SIZE
17.3in
6.8 lbs
WEIGHT
7.2 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The ASUS ROG Strix G18 and MSI Titan GT77 both have poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$3,900
ROG Strix G18
Titan GT77
$3,899
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$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The ASUS ROG Strix G18 has a price of $3,900 and the MSI Titan GT77 costs $3,899.

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How the ASUS ROG Strix G18 and the MSI Titan GT77 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS ROG Strix G18MSI Titan GT77
ASUS ROG Strix G18MSI Titan GT77

GENERAL

Price
$3,900
$3,899
Release Date
April 1, 2023May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.6'' x 1.06''15.6'' x 13'' x 0.91''
Weight
6.83 lbs7.28 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13980HXIntel i7-12800HX
Graphics
RTX 4090 (175 W)RTX 3070 Ti (150 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
32 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
90 Wh99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
18"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16003840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
240Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
422 nits401 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/108.5/10
Portability Score
5.6/105.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7.3/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/1010/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.6/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
34
Thunderbolt Version
44

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ASUS ROG Strix G18

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Florian Glaser | March 2023
"With the ROG Strix G18, Asus has made an almost consistently good debut in the still quite new 18-inch laptop segment. The base unit case shows a few signs of weakness in the area of stability and is something which has an effect on the perceived quality of the input devices (the chassis tends to rattle a bit). Nevertheless, thanks to generous port features (incl. Thunderbolt 4), a striking design, and extensive lighting (keyboard, LED strip on the front), gamers get a fitting gaming platform."

MSI Titan GT77

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Andreas Osthoff | February 2023
"The MSI Titan GT77 HX 13V is the utimate gaming laptop with RTX 4090 & Core i9-13950HX. The new MSI Titan GT77 will most likely only reach a very small group of users due to the high price, but it is still an impressive showcase of what is possible. The high-end gamer combines the best components you can currently get in almost every regard and it is a very good overall package, which does not have to hide behind full-fledged desktop systems."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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