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MSI GT70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT70 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz. The MSI GT70 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70 the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Good Brand

We checked 945 user and expert reviews for MSI portable PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

Quite Big Screen Size

The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT70 is 13" and the biggest is 19".

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

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the MSI GT70 of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT70. The average processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT70 is 2.5GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT70 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the GT70.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT70.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT70 has more battery cells than most of the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and eight battery cells.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to 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. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT70 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT70.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the GT70 that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the MSI GT70's maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT70 is 3.5GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 3.1GHz to 4GHz.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT70 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI GT70 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT70, the MSI GT70 does 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 a similar type and age to the GT70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT70 range from 8GB to 32GB. The MSI GT70 has a quite small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Asus G750JW which has better reviews.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GT70 have between two and three built-in speakers, including the MSI GT70 which has two built-in speakers.

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Thick

At 55 millimeters, the MSI GT70 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The heights of laptops that are a comparable age to the GT70 range from 17mm to 56mm, and the average height is 33mm.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Weight

The MSI GT70 has a relatively standard weight (3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT70 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GT70.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the MSI GT72 (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar spec 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the MSI GS70.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad 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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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, 9s71763151886
Barcodes 00824142025895, 04719072342715, 08241420258950
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