Sunday, 13 October 2013

Overview: MSI GT 70 Notebook (0NE-609US)

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It can be difficult to find laptops for gamers who travel around. Fortunately, along comes the MSI GT 70 Notebook from Micro-Star International with its impressive specs sufficient to power through the levels of any current generation game.

Most reviews of this notebook are a little lacking, so hopefully you will be able to find what you need here in this quick overview of the MSI GT 70 Dragon Edition notebook. First off, any overview would be lacking without the specs:

-Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU, which is clocked at 2.4GHz
-16GB DDR3-1600 RAM, (Although the exact timings are unknown)
-Nvidia Geforce GTX 680M dedicated GPU, powered by 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
-256GB SSD as well as a 750GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
-17.3-inch no-glare display, sporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1080

With specifications like these, the MSI GT 70 laptop compares favorably with its desktop counterparts, making it an ideal machine to take to LAN parties. 

Sweet specifications

The GTX 680M GPU will allow you to crank up pretty much any game's graphics to maximum taking full advantage of all the tricks NVIDIA allows for, so you have a smooth and seamless gaming experience with full graphical immersion.

The leading competitor to this graphics processor is the Radeon HD 7970, which is slightly faster in some respects, but lacks PhysX support and has a much lower TDP.

With a total of 1TB shared between the two drives, you have the benefit of the high speed SSD and oodles of RAM to support all the processes you need.

On the 'fingerware', the keyboard really makes the laptop look stylish and is sturdy and responsive to your actions.

Summing up the beast

This laptop is a 250 lb gorilla of the gaming laptop world proclaiming it's dominance over other computers in the same class. While there are other machines with one or two numbers which are slightly higher than the MSI GT 70 notebook, the overall package is unbeatable.

This notebook provides:
-A silky smooth gaming feel
-Gamer-cred - specs wise
-An incredibly stylish laptop to make your friends green with envy

Clocking in at little more than $2000, it is likely that this will be the best laptop around for quite a while. Want a more in-depth review? Check out the MSI GT 70 0NE-609US Review over at TechWombat.