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...
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.
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: The MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition offers everything you might want, including quad-core processing, Nvidia graphics, and networking designed with online gaming in mind, at a price that isn't too astronomical.
Pros: Moderately price high-performance gaming. Intel quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics. Long lasting battery. Keyboard backlight adds customizable flair. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming.
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: For the same price as the MSI GT70, the Alienware M17x offers a brighter display, better gaming performance and a sleeker design, making it our top pick. However, if you prefer a matte display and want more storage space for your money, the GT70 will make gamers very happy.
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...
Summary: Expensive high-end fun. MSI sells a lavishly equipped gaming notebook for almost EUR 2200. A BluRay burner and two mSATA SSDs set up in a RAID array are found under the hood of the GT70. The matte Full HD screen, the illuminated keyboard and the good sound system are also impressive.
Pros: Matte, high-end Full HD screen, Numerous maintenance possibilities, Feasible battery life, Cool wrist rest, Aluminum surfaces, Two SSDs in RAID0, Illuminated keyboard, Very good performance, Graphics switching, BluRay burner, Great sound, 3x USB 3.0, Two mSATA SSDs in RAID0 array? Nice idea.
Cons: Very audible in 3D use, CPU throttling in full load, Bulky and heavy, The GT70 sooner looks like it's made from bits and pieces. The unrefined barebone should finally grow up.