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MSI GT70-2OD Dragon Edition 2

Specifications

MSI GT70-2OD Dragon Edition 2
MSI GT70-2OD Dragon Edition 2 (GT70 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
3.9 kg ( = 137.57 oz / 8.6 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
4000 Euro

 

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 43%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the MSI GT70-2OD Dragon Edition 2

70% MSI GT70 (Extreme Edition, Core i7-4930MX) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English Archive.org version
With brand-new, top-of-the-line Intel and Nvidia components, as well as a triple-SSD boot drive, the Extreme Edition of MSI's GT70 is one seriously scorching performer for games and work alike. Note, though, that lesser models of the GT70 offer the same graphics muscle for much less money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI GT70
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 43% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 70%
Laptopy MSI dla graczy: GT70 Dragon Edition 2, GX70, GS70 Stealth oraz GE70
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Very good performance; weight and dimensions; quality of materials. Negative: Hot under load; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2014

Comment

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

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.  


4930MX: Mobile quad-core processor based on the Haswell architecture. Fastest CPU in Q2/2013 with an unlocked multiplier.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg:

Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight. 


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-06- 4 (Update: 2013-06- 4)