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MSI GX70H-A108972811B

Specifications

MSI GX70H-A108972811BNotebook: 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
Weight: 3.74kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 64.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 77%, features: 74%, display: 85% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the MSI GX70H-A108972811B

79% Review MSI GX70H-A108972811B Notebook | Notebookcheck
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?
60% MSI GX70 review
Source: Digital Trends English
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Schnelle Radeon HD 8970M trifft lahmen AMD-Prozessor
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 78% features: 90% display: 85%
MSI GX70H-A108972811B
Source: c't - Heft 22/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
40% AMDlich – 17,3-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook mit AMD-Plattform
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
Nachwehen – Testupdate zum MSI GX70 mit neuem Catalyst GPU-Treiber
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: high-power graphics unit Negative: limited upgrade options
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2013

Comment

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.

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


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.


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.


3.74 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


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.

MSI GX70-3BE-007US
Radeon HD 8970M

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-27 (Update: 2013-07-27)