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MSI GP70 Leopard

MSI GP70 Leopard 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average MSI gaming laptops have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by MSI.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GP70 Leopard has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GP70 Leopard is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 16".

There are a number of alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the G771JM, or the GL771JW both from Asus.

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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 gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP70 Leopard range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The GP70 Leopard has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the GL771JW, and the G771JM both from Asus or the MSI GS30 2M is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GP70 Leopard has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The GP70 Leopard is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have one USB 2.0 port.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GP70 Leopard the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GP70 Leopard does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the GL771JW, the G771JM, or the G751J all from Asus which is also higher rated.

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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 portable PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the GP70 Leopard has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GP70 Leopard is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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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 gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GP70 Leopard is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Alienware 13, or the Razer Blade which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard is 54mAh, the biggest is 7,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,500mAh. At only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the GP70 Leopard has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB), the Asus G751JL (12GB), or the Lenovo Y50 (£995.06) (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard that we have checked, the processor cache of the GP70 Leopard of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest. The processor caches of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 5.6MB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB. The GP70 Leopard has a fairly small cache memory (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. The MSI GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The MSI GP70 Leopard is a four processor thread laptop.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GP70 Leopard is a two built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC that is a similar age to the GP70 Leopard is 17mm thick and the thickest is 49mm. With a height of 39 millimeters, the MSI GP70 Leopard is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the GP70 Leopard has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 Leopard

Released Over a Year Ago

This gaming laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GP70 Leopard has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Asus G771JM which has better reviews.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GP70 Leopard has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM, or the MSI GE62 Apache.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS30 2M (SSD and higher rated), the Alienware 13 (SSD and higher rated), or the Razer Blade (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
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Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
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
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 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
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 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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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)
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
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Lenovo Y50
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
MSI GP70 Leopard
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
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Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Four Processor Cores
3MB Bigger Cache Memory
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Lenovo Y50
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
MSI GP70 Leopard
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 995.06
Two More Processor Cores
2GB Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Bigger Internal Memory
2GB Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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