Summary: 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.
Pros: Excellent gaming performance, Extensive maintenance options, Large number of interfaces, Backlit keyboard, Brushed aluminum chassis, Great performance in games for a reasonable DTR price.
Cons: 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, The ability to freely remove and install simple components like RAM and HDD without voiding the warranty seal.
MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Notebook Review: Haswell and the GTX 780M
18 June 2013
Conclusion: Each time I've tested this chassis from MSI I've been a little less enamored with it. Finding a good gaming notebook isn't a trivial thing and there's a lot of room for innovation and improvement in this market segment, but it seems like only Alienware, Razer, and maybe ASUS are actually trying (although Toshiba's next-gen Qosmio is a pretty attractive alternative as well).
Summary: 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 GT70H-80M4811B, which is one of the premium models, and put it through its paces.
Pros: 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 slots, Why do so few laptops feature such a great sound?
Cons: Very heavy and huge casing, Suboptimal port distribution, Debatable design components, Less design experiments and slimmer looks.
Conclusion: Alternately, you could wait and keep an eye on Computer Shopper's review pages, as both MSI and its competitors are sure to offer additional enticing machines built around these impressive new components. Thanks to Intel and Nvidia, it's suddenly a buyer's market for mobile gamers.
Pros: Spectacular gaming and (especially) productivity performance, Speedy mSATA/RAID array as boot drive
Cons: Screen could be better (notably, viewing angles), Chassis isn't quite as nice as we'd like, given price
Excerpt: A good old-fashioned laptop, that's what the MSI GT70 feels and looks like. This is a massive 17.3-inch gaming machine, weighing in at 3.85 kg it's basically as heavy as a stack of Ultrabooks or high-end tablets. On the other hand, a stack of those doesn't get close to the impressive specifications of this MSI notebook.
Summary: In recent 2 years, MSI did not focus on the Ultrabook series as many other brands, they mainly focused on high performance of Gaming series Notebooks, that makes MSI to become a well known gaming products company in the market, also shows how important of the Gaming related market
Summary: The MSI GT70 20D laptops are your best bet when you upgrade your portable gaming system. The system we tested has 16GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 680M graphics card with 4GB of video memory and the newest generation of Intel processors. All of this hardware comes together to create lag-free performance when you play games or work on multimedia projects.
Pros: The available combination of four separate hard disk and solid-state drives is a major bonus.
Cons: You can’t customize or upgrade these models.
Summary: 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, creating an immersive gaming experience. Throw in a quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, a blazing SSD and a heaping helping of hard drive space, and you've got a gaming juggernaut.
Conclusion: If it's extreme mobile performance you're after, look past the current surge of Ultrabooks and take a long hard glance at MSI's GT70. Designed primarily for gaming and doubling as an extremely-capable multimedia workstation, this behemoth demands attention by combining a third-generation Intel Core processor with high-end NVIDIA graphics and a RAID SSD storage system.