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MSI GT70 0NC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of MSI GT70 0NC. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and design are generally positive. The screen and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size and usability.

performance, price, screen, design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT70 0NC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI GT70 0NC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of MSI GT70 0NC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The reliability and keyboard also get good reviews. Comments about the size and durability are different, and some have doubts about the portability.

performance, keyboard, reliability, price, design

portability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Computer Corp. Notebook GT70 0NC-013US;9S7-176212-013 17.3-Inch LaptopMSI Computer Corp. Notebook GT70 0NC-013US;9S7-176212-013 17.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI GT70 0NC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of MSI GT70 0NC from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The image quality and keyboard also get good views, whereas many are critical about the portability.

screen, keyboard, image quality, durability, usability

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GT70 0NC-002US 17.3-Inch HD, Intel Core i7-3610QM, nVidia GTX670M 3G, 12GB RAM, 750GB HDD, SuperMulti DVD, Windows 7 (Black)MSI GT70 0NC-002US 17.3-Inch HD, Intel Core i7-3610QM, nVidia GTX670M 3G, 12GB RAM, 750GB HDD, SuperMulti DVD, Windows 7 (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review MSI GT70H-80M4811B Notebook

 

Strong. MSI launches an updated version of the popular GT70 gaming laptop based on the brand new CPU and GPU generation. It spoils gamers with a quad-core from Intel's Haswell family and a high-end scion from Nvidia's GeForce 700 range. We snatched the...

Bright, high-contrast TN screen ; Extensive maintenance options ; Acceptable noise emissions ; Cool wrist rest ; Many interfaces ; Very good speakers ; Brushed aluminum ; Backlit keyboard ; Phenomenal performance ; Great battery runtime ; Three mSATA...

Very heavy and huge casing ; Suboptimal port distribution ; Debatable design components

In contrast to the Clevo contenders, the GT70 is fairly quiet

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review MSI GT70 Notebook

 

Expensive high-end fun. MSI sells a lavishly equipped gaming note

Matte, high-end Full HD screen; Numerous maintenance possibilities; Feasible battery life; Cool wrist rest; Aluminum surfaces; Two SSDs in RAID0; Illuminated keyboard; Very good performance; Graphics switching; BluRay burner; Great sound; 3x USB 3.0

Very audible in 3D use; CPU throttling in full load; Bulky and heavy

Expensive, 17 inch high-end models. How about the Alienware M17x, the Asus G75V, the Schenker XMG P702 PRO or the Samsung 7007A, for example?

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

 

For better or for worse, MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now, specifically we're talking about the GT60 and GT70 series (and with a few minor differences in features, the GX60/GX70 AMD...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

MSI GT70 Review

 

The GT70 2OD-039US is MSI's most powerful gaming notebook to date. Is this "dragon" fierce enough to challenge the impressive Alienware 17? Keep reading to find out.

Fantastic ; performance ; Impressive speakers ; Cool red dragon design

Big, boxy, and heavy ; Average TN screen (IPS screen would have been better) ; Poor battery life

If you’re looking for a well-equipped 17-inch gaming notebook that delivers good bang for your bucks (all $2,699 of them) then the MSI GT70 deserves serious consideration.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (anandtech.com)

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Notebook Review: Haswell and the GTX 780M

 

You'll forgive me if deja vu is striking. This is the third time we've had a chance to test this chassis from MSI (the first being the iBuyPower Valkyrie CZ-17 and the second being the CyberPower FangBook ). Each time there's been an incremental...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

MSI GT70 20D-039US

 

MSI's beast of a dragon-themed gaming notebook combines Intel's new Haswell CPU with Nvidia's most powerful GPU ever for a grand-slam of power.

Beautiful red chassis; Loud rich audio; Comfortable customizable keyboard; Excellent overall and graphics performance; Above-average battery life

Expensive; Heavy; Display dimmer than average

Click to EnlargeMSI has unleashed a gorgeous ogre of a laptop on the unsuspecting masses. The GT70 combines a show-stopping chassis with the latest technology from Intel and Nvidia, resulting in the best performance we've seen from a gaming notebook....

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition

 

The MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition offers everything you might want, including quad-core processing, Nvidia graphics, and networking designed with online gaming in mind, at a price that isn't too astronomical.

Moderately price high-performance gaming. Intel quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics. Long lasting battery. Keyboard backlight adds customizable flair. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming

Keyboard layout is unnecessarily crowded

The MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition is every inch a gamer's PC, from the goofy spelled out number in the model name to the coiled dragons emblazoned across the lid and palmrest. A rainbow of colors bursts from the keyboard backlight, and though it...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

MSI GT70 0NE-276US Review

 

Gamers searching for a powerful gaming rig to carry them through those harrowing firefights need look no further than the MSI GT70 0NE-276US. Although $2,599 is steep, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M GPU delivers high frame rates and beautiful textures,...

Powerful graphics and performance, Matte 1080p screen, Good audio, Comfortable keyboard, Good battery life for gaming rig

Expensive, Some keys undersized

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (theverge.com)

MSI GT70 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...

Great speakers ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Sturdy build ; Strong performance

Lackluster display ; Design isn't very attractive ; A bit heavy ; Limited SSD storage space

A fair price for a solid PC

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

MSI GT70 Ivy Bridge Gaming Notebook Giveaway

 

Congrats to lebarle who won the MSI Z77A-GD65 from our last giveaway. As I hinted at last time however, if you didn't win or aren't in need of a new motherboard, MSI had something special planned for us: a quad-core Ivy Bridge notebook to give away.

Upon entering any contest, sweepstakes, or promotion (a “Promotion”) offered by anandtech.com (the “Site”), a website owned and operated by AnandTech, Inc. (“AnandTech”), you must agree to the following Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”) as...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dynaudio / Dynaudio, THX TruStudio Pro / THX True Studio Pro / THX TruStudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:7800
Battery performance:7800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2 / 4

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Dynaudio / Dynaudio, THX TruStudio Pro / THX True Studio Pro / THX TruStudio Pro
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes

Software

Bundled software:MSI S-Bar, MSI BurnRecovery, MSI EasyFace, MSI EasyViewer, MSI Cinema Pro, MSI i-Charger, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials, Corel WinDVD10 BD (BD SKU), Adobe Reader 9 (Limited Language), Adobe Flash Player 10, Nuance PDF Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5200 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 64
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1006 / 1128 / 1500 / 500 / 628 / 750 / 878

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3
Height:2.17
Weight:7.72 / 8.6
Width:16.9