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MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW

Specifications

MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW
MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW (GT70 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 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
3700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 75%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the MSI GT70SR2-x80M43237BW

Last year's gaming powerhouse gets Haswell
Source: Engadget English Archive.org version
The MSI GT70 Dragon Edition took almost everything we threw at it, chewed it up and came back for more. It stands as a solid example of a hardware refresh done right, keeping everything that made the original great while still tossing in enough improvements to keep buyers interested. For the most part, its faults include a few things MSI didn't fix from the previous version: a stellar screen that suffers from poor viewing angles and a loud fan.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2013
80% MSI GT70 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
MSI has unleashed a gorgeous ogre of a laptop on the unsuspecting masses. The GT70 combines a show-stopping chassis with the latest technology from Intel and Nvidia, resulting in the best performance we've seen from a gaming notebook. The glare-free display and solid audio quality only further sweeten the pie. Yes, this comes at a cost -- the GT70's $2,799 price tag will leave many gamers out in the cold.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

93% Kampfmaschine mit Intel Core i7-4930MX & Nvidia Geforce GTX 780M
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 78%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M: High-end graphics card of the GeForce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

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.  


4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 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.


86.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-06- 4 (Update: 2013-06- 4)