MSI Computer Corp. MSI GT70 2OD-064US;9S7-176312-064 17.3-Inch Laptop

MSI Computer Corp. MSI GT70 2OD-064US;9S7-176312-064 17.3-Inch Laptop

MSI GT70 2OD-064US 17.3 inch Intel Core i7-4700MQ 3.2GHz/12GB DDR3/1TB HDD USB3.0/Windows 8 Notebook (Brush Aluminum Black)

MSI 17.3″ Gaming Laptop with Core i7-4700MQ, GTX 780M/4GB GDDR5, BD Combo and Windows 8 64bit

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Armed with the same sleek brushed aluminum exterior and anti-glare screen as its predecessor, it’s more powerful inside. MSI GT70 2OD-064US packs Intel’s third-generation Core i7-4700MQ quad-core processor and NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 780M graphics with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, much faster than its previous-generation graphics. No need to look back, because no one will catch up.

Key Features

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  • Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor
  • Windows 8 64bit
  • 17.3″ Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9, 1920 x 1080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M discrete graphics with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • 12GB (4GB x3) DDR3 1600MHz system memory
  • 1TB HDD
  • Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries
  • Killer DoubleShot
  • Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with Subwoofer
  • Blu-ray Combo Drive

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Reign above all others with the unrivaled speed of the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and the power of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M Series Kepler GPU. Unleash the true nature of your games with the most powerful GPU in the world. Max out your settings without hesitation for ultra gaming at its smoothest on the fastest gaming laptop that’s idealized for the extreme, engineered to dominate.

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Transform your gaming space into the ultimate multimedia center with the Matrix Display. Multi-task like a pro with support of up to 4 independent displays, including the native notebook display, to work, watch, and play all at the same time.

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A smart, quiet, and highly efficient single fan cooling solution will keep you in the heat of battle without breaking a sweat. This one-touch instant cooling feature lowers the average temperature by 8° C with a shared heat pipe technology while saving battery life for a longer, and better gaming experience.

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Designed with exclusive networking optimizations, Killer DoubleShot offers up to 5x better latency than the competition and has the horsepower to handle multiple data streams at once. With Visual Bandwidth Control, you’ll see what those streams are doing in real-time for superior control over your precious bandwidth. Killer DoubleShot gives you unequalled hardware and software technology for your notebook Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections.

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There is no exception for error when it comes to serious gaming. Play flawlessly with extreme anti-ghosting allowing for simultaneous key presses and rapid response times. Personalize your rig with unlimited customization possibilities with 3 color zones, 5 pre-configured settings, and over thousands of color options giving you the power of choice.

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Product Features

  • Intel Core i7-4700MQ 3.2 GHz (6 MB Cache)
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Geforce GTX780M
  • Windows 8

2 thoughts on “MSI Computer Corp. MSI GT70 2OD-064US;9S7-176312-064 17.3-Inch Laptop

  1. FootDrS

    Awesome gaming machine 0

  2. Doctor Dave "Mister Fix It"
    Doctor Dave "Mister Fix It" says:

    Great on paper – terrible in game Only took a week and this ‘gaming’ notebook is going back. And shame on me for still not learning, more typically equals less.PRICE & COMPONENTSComparing the price of this MSI GT70 with a slightly less equipped Both have Intel processors with the slight edge to the MSI – Intel Core i7 4700MQ vs 4700HQ (better) / +1 MSIBoth have a great amount of RAM – 12GB vs 16GB (overkill but more RAM can never hurt) / +1 ASUSBoth have good storage – 1TB HDD @ 7200RPM vs 1TB HDD @ 5400RPM + 256 SSD (slower HDD but great SSD) / +1 ASUS ***If you purchase the ASUS, just swap the HDD with the SSD and do a fresh WIN7 64 install – WIN8 is HORRIBLE!Both have a decent GPU – GTX780M 4G vs GTX770M 3G (780M is easily the better GPU) / +1 MSIBoth have nice (looking) keyboards – MSI touts the Steelseries, which along with the Dynaudio label should have been the first warning sign – too many labels – +1 so far to MSI because it’s the best feeling keyboard I have used on a notebook, and being able to configure the keys into a 3-color scheme is way cool. However, the keyboard layout absolutely SUCKS! The arrow keys, which gamers still occasionally use are flush with the rest of the key layout. The forward slash “/” is next to the spacebar, and unforgivable are the HOME & END keys that can only be invoked by using the FN key! MSI cheaped out on building a Western keyboard layout, so instead you get to fumble about with a European keyboard layout! -50 MSIThe rest of my gripes are nitpicking stuff so I’ll skip to the meat of how the MSI completely fails long-term, which is where it matters. COOLING!!![…]This link is only to show the case open with the single-fan layout of the MSI, which most people would otherwise not consider, like me! If you are considering the MSI please read the entire article.COMMON SENSEEvey computer, regardless of how weak or powerful needs good thermal venting features. The MSI has 1 vent to the side. In fact on the product page it is clearly stated, and again shame on me for not noting this before purchase as odd, “A smart, quiet, and highly efficient single fan cooling solution.” Unfortunately there is nothing ‘smart’ about single cooling for a gaming notebook.The MSI takes air in from the rear, 1 fan cools the GPU first then the CPU, and pushes the hot air out the left-side. Thank goodness they at least realized most people place a mouse on the right-side. So basically the already baking CPU gets whatever air, typically hot, off the GPU, which is then vented outside the case. In my situation, the CPU is constantly throttling to keep cool, causing in game lock-ups. Every 10-20 seconds, regardless of the game, the system freezes for 1-2 seconds. Initially I thought it was the HDD, but HD Sentinel proved the drive was in “Perfect” condition. Also tested the RAM, which also proved to be in good working order. Then I wondered, what is this touch-button on the quick access bar above the keyboard? Of course! It’s a fan boost because this notebook only has one fan to cool the entire system! It needs human intervention when the CPU is starving for air, and it allows MSI an excuse to create another cool looking touch button. Unfortunately invoking this fan creates so much noise you either need headphones or turn the volume all the way up. Fortunately the audio on the MSI system is pretty good. Long term MSI creates another revenue stream – repairs. It’s a fact that components that are constantly exposed to extreme temperatures will fail far faster than those properly cooled. +1 MSI for AUDIO / -100 MSI for COOLINGThe ASUS on the other hand has “Intelligent and Powerful Cooling.” This is 2 fans pulling cool air from the front of the machine, across all the components, and out the back. Holy smokes, what kind of crazy is that?!? In the process the CPU and GPU get their own cool air flow and hot air never reaches the user. +100 MSII could go on a bit more but my mind is already made up and an ASUS G750 is on the way to replace my MSI melted butter CPU. Yeah the ASUS does not look as pretty, has no quick launch buttons, with components that on paper are less powerful, but cooling seems to be far superior and better thought out, the keyboard layout appears far superior and the connections along the sides appear to be better placed. Overall I expect my gaming experience to be far better – does no good if a more powerful CPU packed inside a case locks up every few seconds because its poor thermal properties eventually cause a system-wide failure.I tried to make sense of this based on a little research and my experience with the MSI brand – I’ll update this after tomorrow when the ASUS arrives and I had time to play with it a bit. Just be smart…

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