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MSI GP70 Leopard

MSI GP70 Leopard 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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6 Reasons For

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The GP70 Leopard has a newer on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all portable PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Good Brand

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Has a Front Camera

The GP70 Leopard has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus G750JS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Y50 ($1,298.99).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GP70 Leopard supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this MSI laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GP70 Leopard has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an AMD E processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 Leopard is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Pentium M.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GP70 Leopard does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP70 Leopard also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Y50 ($1,298.99).

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GP70 Leopard is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,150 megahertz, the GP70 Leopard has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP70 Leopard. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GP70 Leopard does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GP70 Leopard also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. The battery capacities of portable PCs of this age and type range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GP70 Leopard the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 5.9MB. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard, the GP70 Leopard's processor cache of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The GP70 Leopard has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This MSI laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GP70 Leopard which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard that we have assessed, the cache memory of the GP70 Leopard of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest. Portable PCs of this spec and age have cache memories of between 3MB and 6MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The MSI GP70 Leopard is a four processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and type is 3.1GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the maximum turbo frequency of the MSI GP70 Leopard of only 3.1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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8 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 Leopard

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MSI portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The GP70 Leopard has a relatively average screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Asus G750JS which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the GP70 Leopard has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50 ($1,298.99) (2.8GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GP70 Leopard has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Asus G750JS which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The GP70 Leopard has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus G750JS (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The GP70 Leopard has a relatively average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Asus G750JS which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
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Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gp70leopard490
Barcodes 08241420216516
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