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MSI GP70 Leopard

MSI GP70LEOPARD490 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

MSI has good average ratings for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the MSI GP70[plb_2199947_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2622863_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GP70 Leopard supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI portable 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 gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £36.75

The price of the GP70 Leopard has increased by £36.75 in the last 59 days.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GP70 Leopard does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider 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

The GP70 Leopard is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the GP70 Leopard has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,150 megahertz, the GP70 Leopard has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GP70 Leopard does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GP70 Leopard also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook 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 Leopard has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

An Intel Core i5 processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh. With a battery capacity of only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the GP70 Leopard has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard. The average processor cache of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard is 5.9MB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The GP70 Leopard has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The GP70 Leopard is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 3MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.6MB. The MSI GP70 Leopard has a fairly small cache memory (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The GP70 Leopard is a four processor thread portable PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz. When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard that we have assessed, the GP70 Leopard's maximum turbo frequency of only 3.1 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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8 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 Leopard

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The GP70 Leopard has a relatively standard screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the GP70 Leopard has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GP70 Leopard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price].

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Y50[plb_2682315_price] (2.8GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GP70 Leopard has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price].

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price] which is cheaper.

If this gaming laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The MSI GP70 Leopard has a pretty standard weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GP70 Leopard.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price] (1.9kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this age and spec. 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.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including the MSI GS60[plb_2515254_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70[plb_3248801_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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 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
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 Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gp70leopard490
Barcodes 08241420216516

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