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MSI GP70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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8 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

MSI is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and MSI also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 13" and the biggest is 19". The MSI GP70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 17.3" laptops to this laptop and we think the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GP70 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GP70 also have a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC 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 across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GP70.

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GP70 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI GP70 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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 were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GP70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GP70 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,100MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. 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 notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

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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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the MSI GP70's internal memory of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GP70 have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Asus G750JW[plb_2117756_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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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 gaming laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GP70 is 5,200mAh.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The MSI GP70 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 is 6,600 RPM.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GP70 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the GP70 is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GP70 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GP70 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GP70. Across all the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GP70 the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GP70 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GP70 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GP70[plb_2199947_price] (2.7kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Docking Station
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Processor Core
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Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Thread
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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi p222690, gp702pei781, msi p222690p, gp702pei781f, gp702pei781fd
Barcodes 04719072338046, 04719072338916

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