MSI GT70 Dominator-893
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT70 Dominator-893
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The MSI GT70 Dominator delivers on almost every single front and manages to do so with a reasonable price tag. The powerful processor, ample RAM supply and NVidia’s new 870M GPU provides excellent performance perfect for both power users and playing games. The display’s color accuracy isn’t perfect, but the panel still offers a top-notch viewing experience with vibrant contrast and high brightness. The keyboard affords crisp responsive controls and users can easily customize their layouts and macros with the paired SteelSeries Engine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
It's all too easy to spend $3,000 or $4,000 on a top-flight gaming laptop like the Origin EON17-SLX or Alienware 18$3,549.00 at Dell. Capping your budget at $2,000 obliges you to sacrifice some bling or frame-rate bragging rights, but you can still get a formidable system. And the MSI GT70 Dominator-893 is an impressive performer all around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: 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.
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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
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.
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