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MSI GT70 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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22 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the MSI GT70 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT70 is 430MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Based on 786 expert and user reviews, MSI has good reviews for its portable PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically for its many processor core portable PCs compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the MSI GT70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT70 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 16". The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT70 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,006 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook 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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT70.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT70 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GT70.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GT70.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT70 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Installed SSDs

The MSI GT70 is a two installed SSD portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT70 only have one installed SSD.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GT70 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT70. Similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT70 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The MSI GT70 is a eight processor thread portable PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GT70 has more battery cells than most of the laptops that are a comparable age to the GT70. Most of the notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 7,800 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GT70 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GT70 have battery capacities of between 45mAh and 9,300mAh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to 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. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GT70 do 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 spec and age to the GT70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MSI GT70 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Heavy

Notebook PCs of this type and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the MSI GT70 is one of the heaviest laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GT70 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT70 is 29mm, and the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm. At 55 millimeters, the MSI GT70 is very thick compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT70.

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Very Wide

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the width of the MSI GT70 of 428 millimeters is one of the widest. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 240mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the MSI GT70 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GT70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Number of Hot Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers gt701206, gt701206t, gt701206tw, msi i73630, msi i73630q, msi i73630qm
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