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MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro

Specifications

MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro
MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro (GT70 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4800MQ 4 x 2.7 - 3.7 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
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)

 

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Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro

MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Gaming Notebook Review: Appropriately named
Source: PC Perspective English Archive.org version
If you can come to grips with that, and as long as you don’t mind those other quibbles we mentioned, there’s really nothing stopping the MSI GT70 2PE from being your next favorite gaming companion. It retains all of the strengths of the GT60 model we reviewed last year, but with even more power and a truly ridiculous SSD RAID storage configuration. In short, it’s one of the fastest mobile gaming solutions you’re going to find—and it’s just $2,699.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2014

Foreign Reviews

Review: MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful performance; good display; good connectivity; decent battery life; good cooling system. Negative: Big and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2014
90% MSI GT70 Dominator Pro: Recensione
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test lecteur : Msi Gt70 2Pe-1051Fr Dominator Pro
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good performance; good speaker; good backlit keyboard; perfect design. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/05/2014
MSI GT70 Dominator Pro – test Kompromisy – OFF, moc – ON
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent performance; robust case; efficient cooling system; good keyboard; SSD; good speakers; good connectivity. Negative: Big and heavy; noisy cooling system; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2014
Обзор ноутбука MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro: Доминатор из Доминаторов
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Perfect performance; beautiful metal cover. Negative: TN-matrix display; auto-lock touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2014
92% MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%

Comment

Model:

Gamers are sure to be delighted with the release of the MSI GT70 2PE-1051FR Dominator Pro. It utilizes the best graphics chip for laptops out in the market today, the Nvidia GTX 880M. And if that is not enough, with 8 GB RAM paired and Intel Core i7 processor with a turbo clock of up to 3.7 GHz, the MSI Dominator Pro is the definition of a graphical monster. It goes without saying that this mammoth will play all high-end games with the highest setting with ease.

Having great graphics alone will not be enough if the screen is not on par. Fortunately, the MSI Dominator Pro has a 17.3 inch display, which is wide enough to enjoy games to its fullest. Thanks to its resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, it can display videos and pictures in the best FullHD quality. To top it off, the laptop also comes with a Blu-ray drive. Like other gaming laptops, the main issue is battery life and unfortunately the MSI Dominator Pro is no exception. Housing such powerful hardware under the hood, it is more feasible to keep the laptop connected to a power supply. So, it is not the best choice for a portable device.

For a gaming laptop, bulkiness and short battery life are to be expected. With such high-end graphics, the MSI Dominator Pro will, without a shadow of a doubt, give you the best gaming experience.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

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.  


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.


17.30": 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.


91%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-10 (Update: 2014-04-10)