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MSI GT70 2QD
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MSI GT70 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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11 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

MSI gaming laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs MSI is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70 2QD the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the GT70 2QD has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT70 2QD, the GT70 2QD has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GT70 2QD supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC also 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 across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT70 2QD.

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GT70 2QD has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT70 2QD range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The GT70 2QD has a quite big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The GT70 2QD has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT70 2QD.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Nine Battery Cells

The GT70 2QD has more battery cells than most of the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT70 2QD. This laptop is a nine battery cell count laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops of this type and age is 5,200mAh, and the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the MSI GT70 2QD's battery capacity of 7,800 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GT70 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the GT70 2QD has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the MSI GT70 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The GT70 2QD has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT70 2QD.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the GT70 2QD has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT70 2QD is 250GB and the biggest is 2.3TB.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The MSI GT70 2QD is a one mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT70 2QD have one mini DisplayPort.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and three built-in speakers, including the GT70 2QD which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT70 2QD is 34mm, and the heights range from 16mm to 56mm. At 55 millimeters, the GT70 2QD is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT70 2QD.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70 2QD

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this gaming laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

The GT70 2QD has a fairly typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the GT70 2QD has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 2QD has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

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12 March 2014

Starting with the build quality and design of the GT70 Dominator MSI have delivered a system which scores well on the former and reasonably well on the latter. It certainly feels solid to hold and...

Hardwareheaven.com

7 August 2015

Difficilmente si è soddisfatti di tutte le caratteristiche di un portatile e certamente si può chiedere od osare sempre di più. Io personalmente ho fatto jackpot ad acquistare questo portatile...

Bright vibrant display
Excellent performance for cost
Responsive keyboard with customizable software
Great connectivity
Lightningfast performance
Bulky form factor
Narrow screen viewing angle
Noisy fan
Bulky and heavy
No touch screen

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9s71763a22456, gt702qd2451xfr, gt702qd2406xfr, gt702qd2434xpl, gt702qd2292urfb, 2qddominator2450, 2qddominator2292, 2qddominator2414, 2qddominator2413, 2qddominator2459, 2qddominator2293, 2qddominator2412, 2qddominator2458, 2qddominator2406, 2qddominator2434, 2qddominator2451, 2qddominator2411, 2qddominator2456, 2qddominator2402, 2qddominator2415, 2qddominator2408, gt70dominator2293, 2qddominator2412n, 2qddominator2458u, 2qddominator2406x, 2qddominator2434x, 2qddominator2451x, 2qddominator2411t, 2qddominator2456r, 2qddominator2402u
Barcodes 00824142028926, 00824142028933, 04719072369699, 04719072370206, 04719072370718, 04719072370732, 04719072370756, 04719072370770, 04719072371920, 04719072373986, 04719072374099, 04719072374730, 04719072376291, 04719072377175
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