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).
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
Summary: MSI 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. The glare-free display and solid audio quality only further sweeten the pie. Yes, this comes at a cost -- the GT70's $2,799 price tag will leave many gamers out in the cold. But even the $1,499 base model should be able to delight gamers.
Pros: Beautiful red chassis, Loud rich audio, Comfortable customizable keyboard, Excellent overall and graphics performance, Above-average battery life
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Display dimmer than average
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