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MSI GP70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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8 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average MSI gaming laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by MSI.

Quite Big Screen Size

Gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 17". The MSI GP70 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GP70, the MSI GP70's processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GP70 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price].

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the MSI GP70 Leopard[plb_2632826_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2622863_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GP70 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 gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI laptop 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 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC 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 around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for 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 the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

£36.75 Price Increase

In the last 59 days the price of the GP70 has increased by £36.75.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GP70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the MSI GP70 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook 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.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GP70 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GP70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Y50[plb_2681101_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI GP70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Core i5 processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and type have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB. The MSI GP70 has a quite small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GP70.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GP70 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 5,200mAh.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 3MB and the biggest is 8MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the MSI GP70's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GP70.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the MSI GP70 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70.

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Very Small Cache Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP70 the cache memories range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.6MB. The MSI GP70 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 3 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP70 have between four and seven processor threads, including the MSI GP70 which has four processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This gaming laptop 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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GP70 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GP70.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GP70 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(12)
13 June 2014

Running off the tail end of our look at MSI's GS6 ?Ghost Pro' gaming series notebook, which features NVIDIA's latest 800m series graphics, MSI have been keen to show us what else they have in... Read more…

Affordable all-rounder The GP70 can only be called a bargain to a certain degree because MSI cuts costs where ever it can. While a dual-core processor is still tolerable and does not have a...

Bon et abordable ? MSI propose à la vente un ordinateur portable polyvalent de 17 pouces, destinés à une utilisation multimédia, ou à du jeu occasionnel. Continuez la lecture pour savoir dans... Read more…

7 July 2014

Goed en betaalbaar? MSI heeft een 17 inch all-round notebook voor multimedia gebruikers en casual gamers in de aanbieding. We zoeken uit in hoeverre de GeForce 840M onderdoet voor de duurdere... Read more…

?yi ve makul fiyatl?? MSI, 17 inçlik yeni modeli ile çok s?k oyun oynamayan ve daha çok multimedia ihtiyac? olan mü?terileri hedefliyor...

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User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 19 March 2015 by Sahra

I have considered quite long before I bought this unit, Value for money is my first priority when I made the decision. I played game sometimes, but most of time I use laptop to do the assignment,... Read more…

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Mariusz Prokop
(Verified Purchase)

Good hardware. Lot's of unnecessary software installed is slowing machine down. After uninstall of bench of useless stuff machine boot time is not bad considering it does not have SSD. Battery... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by Andrew Greenhalgh

Just got this laptop really good value, using it mainly for gaming at home and work. cant recommend it enough!

Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Syed Zaman Abbas
(Verified Purchase)

I have used this laptop for around two months now and it feels really good. There aren't a lot of reviews on this available but for the price, this is a great budget gaming laptop. The build... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by Jim

Great laptop with gaming and watching my shows on netflix!

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Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gp70leopard490
Barcodes 04719072340421

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