MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK


MSI GT70-2PC-1282UKNotebook: MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK (GT70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 93%, features: 90%, display: 80% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK

80% MSI GT70 2PC Dominator
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator has all the right ingredients for a top-flight gaming PC, with the latest Intel and Nvidia hardware, a Blu-ray drive, and finer touches, like a customizable backlit keyboard and built-in subwoofer. While we would like to see better touchpad support for Windows 8 gestures, it's a small complaint on such a potent gaming system. In terms of performance alone, the MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is well ahead of the Asus G75VW-DH72, and easily replaces it as our Editors' Choice for midrange gaming laptops. If you want even more performance horsepower, you'll need to pay for it, leaving midrange gaming rigs behind and opting for premium systems like the Origin EON17-SLX (2014), which put up better benchmark scores but costs $1,300 more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review: first gaming laptop with a brand-new GeForce GTX 870M graphics chip
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI is exceedingly quick, it's got a good screen, and its ergonomics and speakers are all impressive. But it has a huge, flashy design and it lacks any battery longevity. Those are issues that aren't always tackled by the MSI's rivals, though, and the GT70 is faster and cheaper – the top specification versions of both Alienware machines is several hundred pounds higher. That makes the GT70 one of the best value gaming notebooks on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% A monster gaming laptop with a factory-fresh GPU
Source: Techradar English
The GT70 is the fastest gaming laptop we've ever seen but, despite its speed, it's no pricier than the competition: its £1,299 price is in the same ballpark as the Asus, it's barely more than the slimline GS70, and it's cheaper than the Gigabyte and Toshiba laptops. None of the MSI's rivals address all of the minor issues that affect the GT70, and all of them are slower. If you need a brutish gaming machine and you're more concerned with benchmarks than batteries, then this is the best gaming notebook on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MSI GT70 is a traditional gaming laptop, so it’s got the usual range of strengths and weaknesses: incredible gaming power, a strong processor, and loud design that’s designed to attract attention. The screen and speakers are good, and the keyboard is also impressive, but the MSI is hampered by its sheer size, loud fan and poor battery life. Neither of the MSI’s rivals solved all of these problems, though, and the GT70 stands tall over the Alienware 14 and Asus G750JX in two key areas: it’s much quicker in games, and it’s better value than both, with the Alienware’s top models proving more expensive and the Asus costing a similar amount for poorer performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 60%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.9 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews

85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus G750JS-T4064H
Core i7 4700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL
Core i7 4710HQ, 1.8 kg
» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
Core i7 4710HQ, 2.6 kg
» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.6 kg
» MSI GS70-2PEi71611
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.72 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Gigabyte Aorus X3+
Core i7 4710HQ, 13.9", 1.8 kg
» Maingear Pulse 15
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 1.7 kg
» Aorus X3 Plus
Core i7 4860HQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Gigabyte P35K V2
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GS60-2PEWi716SR21
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 2 kg
» Gigabyte P35W v2
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» AVADirect Menace 17
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
» Alienware 17-1784
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GX70 3CC-222XPL
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M
» MSI WT70-2OKi781
Quadro K3100M, Core i7 4810MQ
» Alienware 17 R2
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4980HQ
» Asus ROG G751JM-T7031H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Origin PC EON17-X
GeForce GTX 965M, unknown
» Asus G751JY-DH72X
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4860HQ
» Asus N751JK-T4226D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Alienware 17-3511
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-20 (Update: 2014-03-20)