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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 - 3072 MB, Core: 620 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, OC, GDDR5-VRAM, Optimus, ForceWare 295.62
16384 MB 
, 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
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
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% features: 100% display: 85%
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
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
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.


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.

3.826 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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).

83.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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