MSI's GT70 Dominator is everything a 17-inch gaming laptop is supposed to be, but it's nothing more than that. It's a powerhouse in every sense of the word: a monster in both performance and size. Sure, it shrugged off everything I threw at it, but so did last year's build. It's a low-risk machine, a mere spec upgrade on a previous model. There's nothing wrong with that, but the world of gaming laptops is slowly evolving. In a market where thin, powerful and gorgeous gaming portables exist, MSI's GT70 is decidedly old-school.