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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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

MSI has good average ratings for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Big Display Diagonal

The GP70 Leopard has a quite big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GP70 Leopard. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of this type and age is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average display diagonal is 16".

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The GP70 Leopard has a very fast processor frequency (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GP70 Leopard. The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 Leopard is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The GP70 Leopard has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP70 Leopard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GP70 Leopard is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on laptops of this type and age.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GP70 Leopard. Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GP70 Leopard, the GP70 Leopard does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J which also has a higher rating.

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

The GP70 Leopard is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 3.2GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 8GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard that we have checked, the GP70 Leopard's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a touchscreen. The MSI GP70 Leopard is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memorys of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB), or the Asus G751JL (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 Leopard the battery capacitys range from 54mAh to 6,000mAh. With a battery capacity of only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 3 megabytes, the MSI GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller cache memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GP70 Leopard the cache memorys range from 3MB to 6MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the GP70 Leopard has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 Leopard. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 3MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 5.6MB.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GP70 Leopard which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP70 Leopard is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the GP70 Leopard has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 Leopard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GP70 Leopard has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 1,000 gigabyte) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Laptops of this type and age have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,296.24) (1.1TB).

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between four and seven processor threadss, including the GP70 Leopard which has four processor threadss.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The GP70 Leopard is a two number of built-in speakers notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 Leopard have processor boost frequencys of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GP70 Leopard has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 Leopard

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this gaming laptop was released.

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GP70 Leopard has a better processor family than most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the GP70 Leopard has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

(9)
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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MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GP70 Leopard

MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GP70 Leopard
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4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,296.24
95% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Two More Processor Coress
A Lot Bigger Processor Cache
Eight Processor Threadss
A Lot Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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