SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GX70H-A108972811B (GX70 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8970M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GX70H-A108972811B
The CPU problem. Does a high-end graphics card suffer from a weak processor? Many gamers will have this question when they consider buying the GX70. Our review takes a closer look at the performance of the gaming device. Is MSI offering a well-balanced package and can the Radeon HD 8970M use its full potential?
Source: Digital Trends
MSI’s GX70 is a laptop with many pros and many cons. The system has a great keyboard, tons of ports, a quality non-gloss display and superb speakers. But it also suffers from spotty quality, a miniscule touchpad, and inferior endurance. Ultimately, though, this is a gaming laptop, and that’s where the GX70 really falls flat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Gamestar DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 78% features: 90% display: 85%
Source: c't - Heft 22/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 40% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Positive: high-power graphics unit Negative: limited upgrade options
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2013
AMD Radeon HD 8970M: High-end GPU from AMD based on the 28nm Solar Series (GCN architecture). Compared to the 7970M, the 8970M just offers 50 MHz more core clock rate (boost).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
A10-5750M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8650G graphics card. Top model of the A10 series.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
64.75%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.