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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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GT70-2OK can support up to 3 external independent displays simultaneously through HDMI 1.4, Mini Display port 1.2 and VGA. So you can do rendering, 3D image drawing, and check your reference files... More
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16 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GT70 is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The MSI GT70 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The MSI GT70 has an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version found on most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12 and the best is 12.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The MSI GT70 has one of the biggest display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GT70 is 17", and the display diagonals range from 13" to 19".

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and type have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 2.9GHz. The MSI GT70 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.7 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GT70 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GT70 also have 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 most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT70 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT70. The maximum internal memorys of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GT70 range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The biggest memory slots of the MSI GT70 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT70.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slots is the worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed, the MSI GT70's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The average hard drive speed of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GT70 is 6,600 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GT70 is a nine number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between three and eight number of battery cellss.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The MSI GT70 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the MSI GT70 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years, the MSI GT70 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT70 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT70. Across all the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The MSI GT70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago. This MSI notebook PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GT70.

Average Weight

At 3.9 kilograms, the MSI GT70 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GT70.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GT70 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price].

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops 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

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Processor Threads
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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)
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PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Aspect Ratio
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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Numeric Keypad
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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