Conclusion: MSI’s GT70 (and their similar but slightly smaller GT60) line of notebooks are designed to cater to a specific class of users. If you want as much performance as possible in a notebook and size isn’t a major factor, they’re definitely worth a look. Pricing of the MSI models (and boutique derivatives from places like iBuyPower) also tends to be better than what you’ll get from an Alienware 17, ASUS G750, Clevo P177/P157, etc.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Great speakers, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Sturdy build, Strong performance
Cons: Lackluster display, Design isn't very attractive, A bit heavy, Limited SSD storage space