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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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GT70-2OK can support up to 3 external independent displays simultaneously through HDMI 1.4, Mini Display port 1.2 and VGA. So you can do rendering, 3D image drawing, and check your reference files... More
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16 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT70 range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the MSI GT70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT70. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT70 range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI laptops and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops of this age and type have screen sizes of between 13" and 19". The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 17.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the MSI GT70 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT70 is 2.5GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.8GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT70 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GT70 also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the GE60[pl_1564021_price], or the GE60 Apache[pl_2437624_price] both from MSI.

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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 gaming laptops that are a similar age to it. This MSI notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops 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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most of the portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT70 only have between four and eight battery cells, however this notebook PC has nine battery cells.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT70 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT70. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the GT70 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 32GB. The maximum internal memory of the MSI GT70 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the MSI GT70's maximum turbo frequency is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT70. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT70 range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GT70 is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price].

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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 of a similar age and spec to the GT70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT70 have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB. The MSI GT70 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The MSI GT70 is a one mini DisplayPort laptop.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GT70 is a two built-in speaker portable PC.

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the heights range from 16mm to 56mm. At 55 millimeters, the MSI GT70 is quite thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the MSI GT70 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT70.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price] (4.2kg and cheaper).

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT70 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the GT72[pl_2512871_price] (1.1TB), or the GT72[pl_2510187_price] (1.3TB) both from MSI.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this MSI portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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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 gtx870, i74800, gtx870m, i74800m, i74800mq, gt702oki781, 9s71763151886
Barcodes 00824142025895, 04719072342715, 08241420258950
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