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MSI GT70 gaming laptop review

Summary

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.

Pros
  • Exceptional keyboard and trackpad
  • Killer graphics
  • Packs a speedy new Intel Ivy Bridge CPU
  • Good battery life for a machine this size
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Fan can be exceedingly loud
MSI GT70 gaming laptop review

MSI outs new GT60 / GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video)

Everything old is new again: NVIDIA rebrands Fermi-based GPUs into 600-series

Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: promises up to 20 percent faster CPU, doubled graphics, desktop quad-cores from $174

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.

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Scores

Engadget

82
 

Breakdown

Durability
10.0
Speed and features
9.0
Expandability
8.0
Display
8.3
Portability (size / weight)
6.0
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Specs

GT70

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
12 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

GT70

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.3 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
12 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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