Based on 786 expert and owner reviews, MSI has good reviews for its portable PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops compared to other brands.
Has a Front Camera
The MSI GP70 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP70.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GP70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 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 amongst all similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GP70.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 8GB to 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 24 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP70.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.
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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The MSI GP70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP70 also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GP70 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GP70 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GP70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo Y50.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
MSI released the GP70 over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GP70 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the MSI GP70 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.5GHz).
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GP70 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Medion Erazer X7611 (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the MSI GE70 (12GB and higher rated).
With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GP70 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GE60 (2.4kg).
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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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