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MSI GT70-i789BLW7H

Specifications

MSI GT70-i789BLW7H
MSI GT70-i789BLW7H (GT70 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-3610QM 4 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
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
1500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the MSI GT70-i789BLW7H

90% MSI GT70
Source: Techreview Source English Archive.org version
The MSI GT70 is a 17-inch gaming notebook that aims to have the speediest of performance available. While keeping the price at a reasonable level, this notebook has a functional keyboard, several USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray burner and very good graphics performance. It was hard to find much to complain about with this gamer-focused machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI GT70 gaming laptop review
Source: Engadget English Archive.org version
While the GT70 wraps itself around the latest technologies, its build impressed us most. The keyboard, trackpad, chassis and speakers all bleed quality, sidestepping so many of the common sins that PC makers commit. This finely crafted icing make its screaming performance that much sweeter.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2012

Foreign Reviews

92% MSI GT70-i789BLW7H
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M: Renamed GeForce GTX 570M with slightly higher core clock speeds

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.  


3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on 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, 2012-04-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)