MSI GT70

Verge Review

MSI has a solid reputation in the gaming laptop space: its laptops are generally fairly powerful, heinous monstrosities that get the job done at a fair price. The MSI GT70 fits the mold quite nicely. While it isn’t quite as garish as its forbears, it ticks all of the appropriate “gaming desktop replacement” boxes: heavy, loud, and stuffed to its plastic grilles with performance oriented goodies. The GT70 I reviewed packs a quad-core Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 16GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Gaming PC
Thickness 2.17 inches
Weight 8.6 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 17.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Optical drive type Tray-loading

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Laptop type Gaming PC
Width 16.85 inches
Depth 11.34 inches
Thickness 2.17 inches
Weight 8.6 pounds
Color Black

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 17.3 inches
Display surface Matte
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Optional
Number pad Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5

Processor (max)

Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7

GPU (base)

Graphics type Discrete
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model Geforce GTX 670M
Dedicated VRAM size 3 GB

Memory

Max. config RAM size 32 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
RAM slots 4

Storage

Options HDD (7200RPM), RAID 0 (SSD)
Base drive type HDD (7200RPM)
Base drive capacity 500 GB
Max. config HDD 750 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD, xD, MMC

Optical Drive

Optical drive type Tray-loading
Compatible media DVD Super Multi, BD Combo

Audio

Speakers 2
Subwoofer Yes
Audio brand Dynaudio

Webcam

Video resolution 720p

Port options

USB 1
USB 3.0 3
eSATA 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
VGA 1
HDMI 1
3.5mm headphone 1
3.5mm line-in / microphone 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Optional
Bluetooth version 4.0

Battery

Size 9 cell

Benchmarks

PCMarkVantage 14766
3DMarkVantage (GPU) 12421
3DMark06 (GPU) 18951

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