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MSI GT70 Dominator-893

Specifications

MSI GT70 Dominator-893Notebook: MSI GT70 Dominator-893 (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: 1400 euro
Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GT70 Dominator-893

93% MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC Review: Bigger is Better
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The MSI GT70 Dominator delivers on almost every single front and manages to do so with a reasonable price tag. The powerful processor, ample RAM supply and NVidia’s new 870M GPU provides excellent performance perfect for both power users and playing games. The display’s color accuracy isn’t perfect, but the panel still offers a top-notch viewing experience with vibrant contrast and high brightness. The keyboard affords crisp responsive controls and users can easily customize their layouts and macros with the paired SteelSeries Engine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 93%
80% MSI GT70 Dominator-893
Source: Computer Shopper English
It's all too easy to spend $3,000 or $4,000 on a top-flight gaming laptop like the Origin EON17-SLX or Alienware 18$3,549.00 at Dell. Capping your budget at $2,000 obliges you to sacrifice some bling or frame-rate bragging rights, but you can still get a formidable system. And the MSI GT70 Dominator-893 is an impressive performer all around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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


86.5%: 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.

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» Asus G750JS-T4064H
Core i7 4700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL
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» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
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» 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+
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» 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
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» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
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» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
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» 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

» Origin PC EON17-SLX, GTX 970M
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4940MX
» MSI GT70 2PE-1200NL
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4940MX
» MSI GT72 2QE-207UK
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» Asus G751JY-DH71
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GT72 2PE-006FR Dominator Pro
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4079H
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GT72 2PE-072UK
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-1862UK
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GT72-2PE16SR231BW
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Alienware 17, Radeon R9 M290X
Radeon R9 M290X, Core i7 4710MQ
» Asus G750JZ-T4039D
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 2 (Update: 2014-06- 2)