MSI GT70 gaming laptop review
One of the first Ivy Bridge machines to hit the market, the GT70 proves Intel's latest Core processors and NVIDIA graphics are a match made in gaming heaven.
- Exceptional keyboard and trackpad
- Killer graphics
- Packs a speedy new Intel Ivy Bridge CPU
- Good battery life for a machine this size
- Narrow viewing angles
- Fan can be exceedingly loud
Now that Intel's let the cat out of the bag (and into the Ivy), it's high time we took a look at what manufacturers are going to do with those fancy new processors. Behold: The MSI GT70 gaming laptop, one of the first gaming beasts out of the door with Intel's next generation architecture. Living up to its next-gen CES promises, this 17.3-inch behemoth falls squarely in the desktop replacement category, at 8.6 pounds, and packs a new 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM processor, NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX 670M chip with 3GB of video memory, 16GB of DDR3 RAM and a fancy RAID 0 dual SSD setup -- all wrapped in one hefty, formidable package. So how powerful a combination do Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA make? Let's find out.