Pros

  • Large 17.3-inch display
  • Fast overall performance and gaming

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Large

At A Glance

Though it has minor flaws, this desktop replacement's performance and gaming, not to mention its good battery life, are very appealing.

Manufacturer’s Description

Priority Online Gaming-Lead the Way

The GT70 represent the first time that MSI has incorporated Killer™ Gaming Networking - Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking into its notebooks, endowing them awesome online speeds. The Advanced Game Detect™ technology recognizes online game data packs and processes them first, accelerating them in the process. The best weapon against stuttering characters, freeze-ups, and lagging, it vastly improves the prowess of online gamers. Now, whether FPS or MMO gaming is your cup of tea, you'll have that extra edge you need to be victorious.

Game data will be defined as 1st priority and accelerate the package delivering

Audio boost design for greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail

The MSI Audio Boost design enhances sound output by 30%. The gold flash audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, characterized by low noise and low distortion, to greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail.

Detail is everything! Hear any sound in game! Response faster!!

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-176212-012
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 5
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GTX 670M, HD 4000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 3 GB
Graphics Memory Technology GDDR5, DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Storage
Storage Size 750 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Solid State Drive Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-176212-012
UPC Code 816909095753
Brand Name MSI
Product Name GT70 0NC-012US Notebook
Marketing Information

Priority Online Gaming-Lead the Way

The GT70 represent the first time that MSI has incorporated Killer™ Gaming Networking - Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking into its notebooks, endowing them awesome online speeds. The Advanced Game Detect™ technology recognizes online game data packs and processes them first, accelerating them in the process. The best weapon against stuttering characters, freeze-ups, and lagging, it vastly improves the prowess of online gamers. Now, whether FPS or MMO gaming is your cup of tea, you'll have that extra edge you need to be victorious.

Game data will be defined as 1st priority and accelerate the package delivering

Audio boost design for greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail

The MSI Audio Boost design enhances sound output by 30%. The gold flash audio jack provides stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design, characterized by low noise and low distortion, to greatly enhance headphone performance and faithfully reproduce each acoustic detail.

Detail is everything! Hear any sound in game! Response faster!!

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Product Series GT70 0NC
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick
Standard Memory 12 GB
Maximum Memory 32 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Number of Total Memory Slots 4
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • GT70 0NC-012US Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.2"
Width 11.3"
Depth 16.9"
Weight (Approximate) 137.6 oz
Color Brush Aluminum Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-3610QM
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM77 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 145.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:10   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 25.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 4287.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 16.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 418.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 164.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 184.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 153.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 123.5   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 75.0
Working power usage 4.7   Watt hours
Idle power usage 21.3   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 86.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 22.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 33.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 60.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 82.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 51.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 86.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 95.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 34.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 73.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 111.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 146.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 130.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 176.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 186.8   Frames per second (higher is better)