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MSI GT70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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17 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT70, the MSI GT70's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,100MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. At 4 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT70.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The MSI GT70 has an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version found on most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. Across all notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Good Brand

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Big Screen Size

The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 17".

We compared all the other 17.3" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GT70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT70 have processor clock speeds of between 2.2GHz and 2.8GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Y50[plb_2682315_price] (2.8GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT70 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT70.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT70 has more battery cells than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GT70. Most of the gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT70 only have between four and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT70 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst gaming laptops of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT70 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM.

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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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT70.

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GT70 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT70. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT70 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 3.1GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT70 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the MSI GT70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GT70 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI GT70 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT70 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT70 is 13GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Asus G750JW[plb_2117756_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Thick

The MSI GT70 is one of the thicker gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GT70 (55 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 17mm and 56mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

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 are a comparable age to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the MSI GT70 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT70 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GT72[plb_2512871_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GS70[plb_2575632_price].

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx870, i74800, gtx870m, i74800m, i74800mq, gt702pd81, gt702pd81b, gt702oki781
Barcodes 04719072324117, 04719072328375, 08241420197570
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