MSI Workstation Series GT70 2OLWS-683US 15.6-Inch Laptop
6 March 2015
Excerpt: There's a lot to like about this mobile workstation laptop, even if you can't opt for any customization. It has a great 17-inch display that's about as good as you're going to get in a laptop, as well as a quad-core Intel processor. The 16GB of memory keeps this system running fast and streaming HD video or running graphics-intensive software should be quite manageable thanks to an nVidia video card with 4GB of dedicated memory.
Conclusion: It comes as no surprise that as a top end gaming notebook, the GT70-2PE Dominator Pro does not come with a lightweight price tag. Taking the wider market and desktop systems in to account as well, the Dominator Pro may be a little behind some of the cheaper desktop offerings in terms of overall performance, but for its size (which is key here) it is more than capable of delivering a ton of gaming performance.
Pros: Top end GTX 880m graphics, High levels of gaming performance, More than capable of driving 4K resolutions during gaming, Class leading system
Cons: Would be nice to see performance memory as standard, Battery life not as good as lower spec systems, No 3K option available at this moment in time, Touch pad could be a bit larger.
MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Gaming Notebook Review: Appropriately named
20 June 2014
Excerpt: It was only last year that we were singing the praises of the GT60 , which was one of the fastest notebooks we’d seen to date. Its larger cousin, the GT70, features a 17.3” screen (versus the GT60’s 15.6”), faster CPUs and GPUs, and even better options for storage. Now, the latest iteration of this force to be reckoned with has arrived on our desks, and while its appearance hasn’t changed much, its performance is even better than ever.
Conclusion: You can multitask without a hitch, the screen looks splendid, nearly all games will run at high settings, and it's perfect for watching giant robots punch giant monsters on Blu-ray. If you're looking for a great midrange gaming laptop, it's an easy Editors' Choice.
Pros: Lightning-fast performance, Fun and comfortable backlit keyboard and touch pad, Multiple USB 3.0 ports, Excellent graphics and sound, Blu-ray player
Cons: Narrow screen viewing angle, Noisy fan, Bulky and heavy, No touch screen
Summary: Growling Dragon. MSI refreshes its GT70 series by adding on the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M. The graphics card works together with a quad-core CPU from Intel to deliver monstrous performance. The cooling is excellent and even offers the user the option to overclock the hardware. However, as is to be expected, this "dragon" is very loud. Find out more in our in-depth review.
Pros: Bright FHD display with good contrast, Excellent performance, Many ports, Good battery life, Excellent sound system, Multiple upgrade options, Backlit keyboard ..., The performance combined with a bright panel with strong contrast is fun to game on, as most games can be run with max settings.
Cons: ... with a layout that requires getting used to., Extremely loud at full load, Small touchpad, Heavy, The distribution of ports on the sides could have been better, Quiet. At load, the notebook can get quite loud. The cooling works, but it has a price.
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.
Excerpt: Today MSI refresh their laptop range, bringing to their systems NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPUs and pairing them with existing high end parts such as Core i7 CPUs. Today we take a look at the GT70 a high end system which uses the GTX 880M 8GB GPU and Core i7-4800MQ CPU along with SSDs in RAID and 16GB of DDR3.
Excerpt: MSI GT70 Dominator Laptop Performance Review Today MSI refresh their laptop range, bringing to their systems NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPUs and pairing them with existing high end parts such as Core i7 CPUs. Today we take a look at the...
Summary: We've gone over the hard numbers of the MSI GT70 and seen some interesting results. But as with everything, it's not all about the hard figures. Over the review, I've found that there's a lot to love about the MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2. But also, there's some stuff that's not so great.