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MSI GT70PH-i7169BWW7H (GT70 Series)
Intel Core i7-3610QM 4 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M - 3 GB VRAM, Core: 620 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, OC, GDDR5-VRAM, Optimus, ForceWare 295.62
16 GB 
, 4x 4096 MB SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM (1600 MHz), 4 slots, max. 32 GB
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Chi Mei N173HGE-L11 (CMO1720), Full HD, LED backlight, diagonal: 43.9 cm, glossy: no
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
2x SanDisk U100 (RAID 0), 64 GB 
, + Hitachi HTS727575A9E364, 750 GB, 7200 rpm
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: line in, line out, microphone, headphone (incl. S/PDIF & 7.1), Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita BD-MLT UJ240AF
height x width x depth (in mm): 62 x 428 x 288 ( = 2.44 x 16.85 x 11.34 in)
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7800 mAh, 11.1 V, 9 cells, BTY-M6D
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: HD (30 fps @ 720p)
Additional features
Power adapter: 180 watts, driver & tool DVD, Quick Start Guide, warranty leaflet + card, additional info leaflets, Corel WinDVD BD, Magix software bundle, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, 24 Months Warranty
3.826 kg ( = 134.96 oz / 8.43 pounds), Power Supply: 858 g ( = 30.27 oz / 1.89 pounds)
2200 Euro



Average Score: 83.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 87%, features: 77%, display: 87% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the MSI GT70PH-i7169BWW7H

85% Review MSI GT70 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Expensive high-end fun. MSI sells a lavishly equipped gaming notebook for almost EUR 2200. A BluRay burner and two mSATA SSDs set up in a RAID array are found under the hood of the GT70. The matte Full HD screen, the illuminated keyboard and the good sound system are also impressive. Reason enough for contenders to panic?
80% MSI GT70 Gaming Notebook
Source: Hardware Zone English version
A Fully Tuned Gaming Beast (Updated!) MSI has put together a great gaming machine in the GT70. It's got great specs with a fast Ivy Bridge Core i7 quad-core processor paired with a a fairly high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M GPU and a pair of dual 60GB SSDs in RAID 0 configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 85% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

86% High-End-17-Zoll-Notebook mit SSD-Raid
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% features: 100% display: 85%
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2012
Rating: performance: 75% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
MSI GT70 - High-End-Gamer mit Top-Sound
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN version
Positive: matte display with high contast, good sound, good keyboard, gaming performance; negative: throtteling
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2012


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.  


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.

3.826 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.

83.67%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Stefan Hinum, 2012-05-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)