Notebookcheck

MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW

Specifications

MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BWNotebook: MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW (GT70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 3700 euro
Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 75%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW

Last year's gaming powerhouse gets Haswell
Source: Engadget English
The MSI GT70 Dragon Edition took almost everything we threw at it, chewed it up and came back for more. It stands as a solid example of a hardware refresh done right, keeping everything that made the original great while still tossing in enough improvements to keep buyers interested. For the most part, its faults include a few things MSI didn't fix from the previous version: a stellar screen that suffers from poor viewing angles and a loud fan.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2013
80% MSI GT70 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
MSI has unleashed a gorgeous ogre of a laptop on the unsuspecting masses. The GT70 combines a show-stopping chassis with the latest technology from Intel and Nvidia, resulting in the best performance we've seen from a gaming notebook. The glare-free display and solid audio quality only further sweeten the pie. Yes, this comes at a cost -- the GT70's $2,799 price tag will leave many gamers out in the cold.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

93% Kampfmaschine mit Intel Core i7-4930MX & Nvidia Geforce GTX 780M
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 78%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M: High-end graphics card of the GeForce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

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.  


4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 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.

MSI GT70-2OD-039US
GeForce GTX 780M

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Medion Erazer X7827
GeForce GTX 780M

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

Asus G750JH-T4180H
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700HQ
MSI GT70 2OD-679UK
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
Origin PC EON17-S 2013
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
Alienware 17, GTX 780M
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ
Asus G750JH-T4080H
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700HQ
MSI GT70-2OC-3OC
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
MSI GT70 20D-077NE
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
Alienware M17x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ
MSI GT70-2OD Dragon Edition 2
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
Schenker XMG P703
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4900MQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus G750JH-T4070H
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700HQ, 4.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Eurocom X3
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX, 15.6", 3.49 kg
One K56-3N2
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 3.314 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 5700HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
MSI Prestige PE70 2QE
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GE62 2QD-027RU
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GT80 2QE-030NL
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4980HQ, 18.4", 4.9 kg
MSI GS70-2QC
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GT72 2QE-32SR351BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
MSI GS60 2QD-470UK
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
MSI PE70-2QEi78H11
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GE62-2QFUi716H11
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GE62 2QD-029UK
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GE60-2QDi782
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI GE62-2QEWi78H11
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GX70 3CC-222XPL
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Current Prices

Amazon.com

Show results on Amazon.com

Pricerunner n.a.

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > MSI > MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06- 4 (Update: 2013-06- 4)