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MSI GT70-2OC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of MSI GT70-2OC. 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. People really like the sound and reliability. The keyboard and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and portability. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

performance, price, keyboard, reliability, sound

portability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT70-2OC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI GT70-2OC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of MSI GT70-2OC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the keyboard and sound. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the energy efficiency and usability.

performance, price, design, sound, keyboard

portability, usability, energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Computer Corp. MSI GT70 2OC-059US;9S7-176312-059 17.3-Inch LaptopMSI Computer Corp. MSI GT70 2OC-059US;9S7-176312-059 17.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update MSI GT70 2OC-065US Notebook

 

MSI Power. The extensive GT family includes some of the most powerful notebooks out there with plenty of configuration options. We take a closer look at the performance of the US model in our GT70 update review. ...

Excellent gaming performance ; Extensive maintenance options ; Large number of interfaces ; Backlit keyboard ; Brushed aluminum chassis

Slow 5400 RPM HDD ; Cannot sustain maximum Turbo Boost under stress ; Must break warranty seal to access RAM, HDD, GPU, CPU or other internal components

Very good value for gamers who don't intend to use the GT70 for work applications. Otherwise, an SSD upgrade (or at least a faster 7200 RPM HDD) is highly recommended

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Christopher J. (newegg.com)

Multiple Failures

 

Fast at everything it does at all times, never had a slowdown of any kind

Killer Lan causes a bunch of games to have very high latency (including Garys Mod, LoL, WoW) Within the first year my MB went bad and had to RMA it, not a big deal, but then less than six months later after I recieve it back my computer shuts down...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Sparkyish (newegg.com)

Fantastic Comptuer

 

I work in IT and media production; while this laptop is large, it has literally replaced my desktop for almost everything. I have built computers with MSI motherboards, but never had experience with their laptops. This laptop has given me great...

Power, speed, can connect 3 external displays, cool keyboard, great ventilation

Lack of docking station comparability, bulky and heavy computer and power supply, screen color accuracy is poor, network card isn't great

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Paul M. (newegg.com)

Fantastic Comptuer

 

I work in IT and media production; while this laptop is large, it has literally replaced my desktop for almost everything. I have built computers with MSI motherboards, but never had experience with their laptops. This laptop has given me great...

Power, speed, can connect 3 external displays, cool keyboard, great ventilation

Lack of docking station comparability, bulky and heavy computer and power supply, screen color accuracy is poor, network card isn't great

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Kristofer K. (newegg.com)

MSI GT70 2OC-017US

 

This is a great desktop replacement if you want portability but the feel of a desktop PC. Cooling is amazing and the keyboard is even more amazing in person. Sound quality is superb. The laptop feels very sturdy. Plenty of cooling vents on the bottom...

Did not get an MSI Sticker with my laptop. I also think the warranty sticker on the bottom may have been broken prior to me receiving it. Other then that little thing I have no other concerns.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Ouch

 

Quality Specs

Randomly Restarts Board has a short

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Richard Z. (newegg.com)

Heading towards Return & Refund

 

I purchased this laptop as my first fully assembled gaming laptop from a real company as I previously used recycled bits for my previous machine. Admittedly, my tech knowledge is mediocre, however, my previous machines had fewer issues. After a short 2...

Performance

continual maintenance and updates, unreliable, spending more time restarting than using, MSI support website not helpful/outdated.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Robert M. (newegg.com)

Great gaming laptop

 

The Dragon Edition is a few seconds faster boot and gets a few frames per second more in games but it is also over $800.00 more for the red case, 780M, and a third mSATA.

Integrated graphics until you need the 770M for longer battery life Blu ray burner, dual mSATA RAID for a 9 sec boot to win 8.1. 1TB HD for more than enough storage on a laptop. Great no glare display.

It wasn't free. This beast is heavy.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Adam R. (newegg.com)

Solid Dev Machine

 

This is a great developer machine. I can have 5-6 VM's running processes at the same time I have multiple development windows open and it doesn't even touch it.

Fast, Great Graphics and Raid 0 w/SSD's make VM's run as well as most consumer PCs. Well built with lots of features that most will not appreciate.

Desktop replacement - so not for everyone or portable folks

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Scott B. (newegg.com)

MSI GT70 2OC-017US

 

Great screen so far, fantastic darks, brights and everything in between. Loving the keyboard, the backlight on it is nice.

Exepnsive(but worth it!), only other con is a lazy/dead pixel on my screen. I'm not sure if I'm willing to do something about it, I've already installed Windows 7 on the machine.

Oct, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster / Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power: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 / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
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:3 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 24 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 3 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 3 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: 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
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Sound Blaster / Sound Blaster Cinema

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: 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
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity: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 / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4200M / i7-4700MQ
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200M / i7-4700MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
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:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):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):N / No / Y
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):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
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:75117 / 76348
Processor code:SR15H / SR1HA
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1006 / 1128 / 1256 / 750 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

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