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MSI GT70 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 May 2014
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13 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

MSI is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and MSI also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The MSI GT70 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19".

There are a number of other 17.3" laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the MSI GE70 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar type and age to the GT70 range from 2.2GHz to 2.8GHz. The MSI GT70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GS70 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT70 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 3.1GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GT70 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT70.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT70.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT70 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT70.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT70 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT70.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT70 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT70 only have between four and eight battery cells.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI GT70 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT70 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GT70 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GT70 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT70. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT70 is 1,100MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT70 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GT70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 13GB. The MSI GT70 has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think the Asus G750JW which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the MSI GT72 ($1,349.00) (12GB).

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GT70 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT70.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have one mini DisplayPort, including the MSI GT70 which has one mini DisplayPort.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

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

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Thick

The MSI GT70 is one of the thicker laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT70 (55 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The heights of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 17mm to 56mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the MSI GT70 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT70 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the MSI GT72 (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. 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 other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI GS70.

If the storage medium of this MSI notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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MSI GT70. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de MSI adds a decent portion of gaming power and system performance to its GT70 lineup. The higher-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M plays a...

16 October 2014

In fact, the GT70 is about the cheapest laptop with that second-from-the-top Nvidia GPU ? it's beaten only by its GS60 Ghost sibling, a smaller and more portable 15-inch gaming laptop that we've... Read more…

15 October 2014

We're quite familiar with MSI's gaming laptops, but this is the first pro-level workstation we've seen from the company. But it's looking remarkably familiar, and more than a little like it's of... Read more…

13 October 2014

Coming to the conclusion of the review and the only thing to outdo the performance of the GT70 2PE Dominator Pro is the price tag, let's recap. As mentioned on the last page, the performance of...

Play3r.net

25 September 2014

The MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro is a laptop for the gamer enthusiast who wants an extreme mobile gamer hardware. All of its components are top-shelf parts, and its configuration with three SSDs in...

14 August 2014

The MSI GT70 2PE proves to be a formidable gaming device for gamer's who wants a gaming desktop replacement that can also be brought with them when they are on-the-go. While the price tag is...

Chip.com.my

Extremely powerful
SteelSeries keyboard allows for custom controls settings
Has an internal cooling fan
Bulky heavy
Price

With so many new ultra-portable gaming laptops populating the market, the MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC makes the case that bigger is better. The large hulking desktop replacement is one of the first... Read more…

25 June 2014

Eteknix.com

Over the last few weeks I've been looking at a few of MSI's latest gaming notebooks, each featuring NVIDIA's brand new 800 series GPUs. As we look back at the two units that we've seen already,... Read more…

20 June 2014

Let's start with the negatives and get those out of the way. The GT70 2PE is powerful and even relatively affordable considering what it's packing, but there are compromises involved. For...

Pcper.com

The MSI GT70's blazing performance, Blu-ray player, and Dynaudio speakers combine to form a topnotch, barely portable gaming and entertainment behemoth. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

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