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After being accustomed to the wide keys on the roomy keyboards of a desktop, the compact keyboards and little keys on a notebook tend to feel rather cramped, and some notebooks have especially inconvenient keyboard features like condensed or unconventionally placed Enter, Shift or arrow keys, which is a further nuisance while typing.

Keyboard size isnâ??t the only element of consideration and the shape and size of the key is just as important since wobbly keys are a hindrance to typing accuracy. The best notebook with a full sized keyboard for 2016 has either flat, individual keys or Classic tapered ones which have a concave surface for the fingertips, to allow hassle free typing.

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MSI Titan GT80

MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI


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MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
MSI Slim GS70
ASUS G750JX
Dell Alienware 17(June 2013)
Toshiba Qosmio X75
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298 17.3-Inch Laptop
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Release Date
Feb 2015
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Display Size
18.4 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
Display
18.4 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 in. LED backlight
17.3 in. WLED HD+ Anti-Glare
17.3 in. LED backlight
Hard Drive
Dual 128GB,n/a,Dual mSATA SSD
1256 GB, HDD, SSD
1024 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 256 GB SSD
256GB mSATA Boot + 750GB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200 RPM)
256GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) + 1TB (5400rpm) Hybrid HDD
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 2.6-GHz Intle Core i7-4720HQ processor
Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Quad-Core Core i7 2.4 GHz
Core i7 3 GHz
Core i7-4700MQ Quad-Core 2.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Gaming
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming, Gaming Ultraportable
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop
Gaming laptop

  • The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is a powerful gaming laptop, and the first we've seen with a mechanical keyboard, but top performance doesn't quite overcome a hulking, awkward design.


  • With its face-melting performance, a fantastic mechanical keyboard and upgrade-friendly chassis, the MSI GT80 Titan SLI is the gaming laptop to beat.


  • This is the fastest gaming laptop we’ve ever tested thanks to top-notch components in every department, and its mechanical keyboard makes the typing experience better than every competitor. It’s big and heavy, though, and painfully expensive. Alternative configurations with the same chassis offer better value but overall this is still an aspirational product for the privileged few - the rest of us will have to make do with lugging our PCs round to LAN parties.


  • The GS70 Stealth is an attractive and powerful device for gaming enthusiasts who want to use the 17.3-inch notebook on the road. The build quality is good, the design is appealing and the weight is not much higher than a standard multimedia notebook. All of this is combined with a high-contrast and bright display that is well suited for gaming and movie playback.

    Even though the 3D performance of the GS70 Stealth cannot always keep up with the competition, it is still very good if you consider the size of the notebook.


  • The MSI GS70 crams a fourth-gen Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX graphics and a 17.3-inch 1080p display into an extremely slim chassis.


  • The MSI GS70 Stealth combines style and substance to stunning effect, with huge power levels inside a chassis that's slimmer and smarter than any other gaming laptop. The 17in screen still means this laptop isn't exactly portable, though, and the high price puts it out of reach for most gamers. If you can afford £1679 and like your laptops to make a statement as well as play any game around, the MSI excels in every important department.


  • The ASUS G750JX is a powerful and striking Haswell gaming laptop that delivers impressive graphics performance for hundreds less than the competition.


  • Overall, the Asus is a superb gaming laptop. With the Blu-ray drive, it betters the Alienware 17 (its top competitor), but both seem expensive compared to other options on the market. A high-end gaming laptop may be a step too far for your wallet. But, if you can afford it, this is a superb buy.


  • The Asus G750 is the pinnacle of the company’s drive to produce mass-market gaming laptops with incredible power at an affordable price. There’s almost nothing wrong with this system, and the few downsides worth mentioning, like the matte display’s lack of visual depth, are balanced by other advantages. We could recommend this laptop even if its price was similar to the competition. But it’s not; instead, the price is lower. A similar Alienware M17x, for example, is $2,000, while Origin’s EON17 costs over $2,200 when configured with almost identical hardware.


  • The Alienware 17 is a little pricey, but it's a powerful imposing gaming rig that can be taken from room to room or to a friend's house. It will serve you well on the game grid.


  • The Alienware 17 is the gold standard for gaming rigs, combining a sleek new design, glorious full-HD display and excellent graphics power.


  • The Alienware 17 continues its tradition of all-around excellence in portable performance. There's almost nothing to dislike about this fifth-generation variant. The exterior has been redesigned with a slightly more mature appearance, better overall build quality thanks to the inclusion of more metal components, and a new take on the AlienFX lighting system. System performance is outstanding with the fourth-gen Intel Core i7 processor and top-of-the-line Nvidia GTX 780M graphics card.


  • The Toshiba Qosmio X75 is a gaming notebook whose raucous power, gorgeous display and sexy design will surely get your blood pumping.


  • Toshiba's Qosmio X75 is loaded with high-end components and delivers impeccable performance. If you need a desktop-replacement laptop, this is definitely one to consider.


  • Toshiba's multimedia and gaming Qosmio X75 laptop gets great performance from its high-end components at a reasonable price, but the design and some features feel dated.


Top 5 notebook with full size keyboard of 2016:

  1. MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
  2. MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
  3. ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
  4. Dell Alienware 17 Laptop
  5. Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7298 17.3-Inch Laptop