The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Series brings extreme, next-generation graphics performance to serious gaming notebooks. Reaching performance levels higher than last generations high-end GTX 880M, the...
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This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GT70 2QD has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT70 2QD. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT70 2QD range from 13" to 19".
Has a Front Camera
The GT70 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT70 2QD.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus GL771JW which has a better Rating.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
HD HD Type
The HD type of the this notebook PC are Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Nine Battery Cells
The GT70 2QD is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the GT70 2QD has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT70 2QD the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the GT70 2QD is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GT70 2QD.
The worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC is 2x SO-DIMM.
Very Big Battery Capacity
Across all the gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh. When compared to other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT70 2QD that we have checked, the battery capacity of the MSI GT70 2QD of 7,800 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT70 2QD range from 47Wh to 89Wh, and the average battery capacity is 63Wh. With a battery capacity of 87 watt-hours, the GT70 2QD has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.
4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.
1.4 HDMI Version
This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the MSI GT70 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard.
Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The GT70 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.
With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the GT70 2QD is fairly heavy compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70 2QD. Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT70 2QD the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the MSI GT72 ($2,599.00) (3.8kg).
+2 More reasons against
Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the heights range from 17mm to 55mm. With a height of 55 millimeters, the GT70 2QD is one of the thickest gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT70 2QD amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70 2QD
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when MSI released the GT70 2QD.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW, or the MSI GS30 2M.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the GT70 2QD has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT70 2QD.
Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Asus GL771JW (2.6GHz) which also has a higher Rating.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GT70 2QD has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT70 2QD.
If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus GL771JW (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
The GT70 2QD has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70 2QD.
Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the GL771JM (12GB), or the G751JL (12GB) both from Asus which also has a higher rating.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Sound Blaster Cinema
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video