MSI GT70-2PE16SR231B


MSI GT70-2PE16SR231BNotebook: MSI GT70-2PE16SR231B (GT70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4800MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GT70-2PE16SR231B

Source: AnandTech English
Ultimately, what MSI does well with the GT70 is they give you a high performance gaming notebook (or mobile workstation) platform that can be customized in a variety of ways, and the price is generally comparable or somewhat lower than what you’ll pay for equivalent offerings from Clevo resellers – not to mention the ASUS G750JZ and Alienware 17 alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2014
84% MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Review
Source: T Break English
For the price of $2779, the MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro doesn’t come cheap. But for its price it comes maxed out with the best possible specifications and features you will need from a gaming notebook. Last year’s GT70 was my favorite gaming notebook and this year’s updated MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro still remains one of the best. It’s not just a gaming notebook, it’s a behemoth machine that will make gamers and geeks full with glee when they use it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 75% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
MSI GT70 Dominator
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Starting with the build quality and design of the GT70 Dominator MSI have delivered a system which scores well on the former and reasonably well on the latter. It certainly feels solid to hold and there were no defects on our sample. The screen is lovely with great viewing angles, the keyboard is solid, one of the best on a laptop, as has been the case with MSI systems for a while and there are nice touches around the system like the gold plated audio connectors or high quality components used.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2014

Foreign Reviews

94% MSI Dominator Pro GT70-2PE16SR231B
Source: PC Games Hardware - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M: 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

89%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

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

» MSI GT70 2PE-2089RU
Core i7 4710MQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-1200NL
Core i7 4940MX
» Asus G750JZ-T4079H
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT72 2PE-072UK
Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-1862UK
Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4039D
Core i7 4700HQ
» Origin PC EON 17-S 2014
Core i7 4930MX
» Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
Core i7 4700MQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4023H
Core i7 4700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus G750JZ-T4110H
Core i7 4860HQ, 4.8 kg
» Asus G750JZ-T4089H
Core i7 4700HQ, 4.8 kg
» Asus G750JZ-T4024H
Core i7 4700HQ, 4.5 kg
» Asus G750JZ-XS72
Core i7 4700HQ, 4.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GT72 2PE-005FR
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.0", 3.8 kg
» Gigabyte P25X v2
Core i7 4810MQ, 15.6", 2.81 kg
» MSI GT60 2PE-495RU
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
Core i7 4810MQ, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» MSI GT60 2PE Dominator Pro
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GT60-2PE16H11B
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.5 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
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-19 (Update: 2014-03-19)