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MSI GT70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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16 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GT70 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the MSI GT70's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 3.3GB. At 4 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GT70.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Fairly Big Screen Size

The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT70 the screen sizes range from 13" to 19".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GT70 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT70. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT70 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 2.9GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GT70 (2.8GHz), or the Lenovo Y50 (£1,021.94) (2.8GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70, the MSI GT70 has a front camera.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT70 only have between four and eight battery cells, however the MSI GT70 has nine battery cells.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GT70 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT70.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The MSI GT70 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 2x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GT70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GT70 range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. The MSI GT70 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec laptops 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. The MSI GT70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI GT70 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GT70 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT70 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT70 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70, the MSI GT70 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50 (£806.00).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT70.

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Thick

The MSI GT70 is one of the thicker similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago (55 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 16mm to 56mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Average Weight

At 3.9 kilograms, the MSI GT70 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT70.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Alienware 17 (4.2kg), or the MSI GT70 (3.9kg).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT70 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the MSI GE70 which has better reviews.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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28 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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…

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...

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…

Sporting the latest GPU is a hallmark of MSI's gaming laptop range, and its newest model is no exception, with the Nvidia GTX 880M at its core. Not only that, but MSI has equipped it with 8GB of... 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

5 May 2014

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is a powerful midrange gaming PC, boasting some of the best hardware around, making it our top pick for the category...

PC Mag

16 April 2014

In recent years, notebook PCs have become much smaller, slimmer and more energy-efficient. Intel's strong Ultrabook push means that big, chunky, powerful laptops are mostly a relic of the past;... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx870, i74800, gtx870m, i74800m, i74800mq, gt702pd81, gt702pd81b, gt702oki781
Barcodes 04719072324117, 04719072328375, 08241420197570

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