MSI GT70 (2012)

The MSI GT70 is a gaming laptop announced at CeBIT 2012. It includes a quad-core Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and Nvidia Geforce 600 series graphics.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,499.00

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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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