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MSI GP70 Leopard

MSI GP70LEOPARD490 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GP70 Leopard has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP70 Leopard. The smallest screen size of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 2.9GHz. At 2.9 gigahertz, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The GP70 Leopard has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the 13, or the 13 both from Alienware or the MSI GS60.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age only have one USB 2.0 port, however the MSI GP70 Leopard has two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP70 Leopard have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB. The GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Y50.

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

Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GP70 Leopard have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the GP70 Leopard which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 Leopard, the MSI GP70 Leopard does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Alienware 13 which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The GP70 Leopard has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard. The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard range from 4GB to 32GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the MSI GS60 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50 ($1,562.49) (16GB).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the GP70 Leopard has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,400mAh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP70 Leopard that we have checked, the processor cache of the GP70 Leopard of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest. The processor caches of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard range from 3MB to 6MB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The GP70 Leopard is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard the cache memories range from 3MB to 6MB. The cache memory of the MSI GP70 Leopard of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GP70 Leopard the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the GP70 Leopard has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The GP70 Leopard is a four processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GP70 Leopard have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GP70 Leopard which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

The heights of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 16mm to 55mm. At 39 millimeters, the GP70 Leopard is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP70 Leopard.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.5 gigahertz, the GP70 Leopard has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 Leopard

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GP70 Leopard over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The GP70 Leopard has a relatively typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP70 Leopard.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GS60.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GP70 Leopard has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 Leopard.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GS60 (2kg and cheaper), or the Alienware 13 (2kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GS60.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the 13 (SSD), or the 13 (SSD) both from Alienware which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Core
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
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
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
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
Weight
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gp70leopard490
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