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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of MSI GT70 0NC. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and battery. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the size and usability are different. Some have doubts about the portability.

performance, screen, price, battery, sound


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GT70 0NC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator


Looking for a gaming laptop?

Table-topping games power, Fast processor, High-quality screen, Good keyboard, Excellent value

Poor battery life, Extremely heavy, Inconsistent SSD, Quite noisy

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

MSI GT70 review


Complete overkill, but this is the most powerful gaming laptop we've ever seen

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi (

MSI GT70 review


The MSI GT70 is a formidable everyday laptop, as well as an excellent gaming PC. When the unit's closed, it even looks the part. Flip it open, and MSI might have been better off shooting for an under-the-radar aesthetic rather than incorporating what...

All in all, while the styling might be considered amateurish, and some minor idiosyncrasies exist, MSI has put together an all-around winning package in the MSI GT70. Its 5-hour-plus battery life sets it apart from other high-performance heavyweights.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

MSI GT70 2OC Gaming Notebook


Today we look at the latest high powered 17 inch gaming laptop from MSI, the GT70 2OC. Performance certainly won't be a concern as the machine is equipped with an 8 thread Intel Core i7 processor and a 3GB Nvidia GTX770M discrete graphics card. MSI...

Nvidia GTX770M is a great partner for DX11 1080p games.

can get hot.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Overclock3D (

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review


Like so many hardware items, laptops have split into two very distinct camps. On one side of the fence we have the kind of models that appear in adverts on the television, shouting loudly about their 1GHz processors and whopping 50GB of storage space...

Jan, 2013


Expert review by : Luke Hill (

MSI GT70 0NC 17.3″ Laptop Review (i7 3610QM / GTX 670M)


MSI has taken the mobile gaming market by storm in recent years with their highly popular and competitive range of gaming laptops. With the recent release of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and nVidia's GTX 600 series mobile graphics cards, MSI took the...

Powerful Core i7 3610QM processor ; Super fast RAID 0 SSDs ; 16GB memory ; Plenty of ‘extras’ – BluRay burner, Bluetooth, Killer LAN ; Excellent audio from the 2.1 speaker system ; Anti-glare LED screen ; Excellent battery life ; Backlit keyboard ;...

Expensive ; Can get loud ; Not very stylish ; Poor typing experience with keyboard ; Could have a better graphics card at this price

KitGuru says: A powerful all-rounder let down by its overly optimistic price tag.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Techworld (

MSI GT70 review


All in all, while the styling might be considered amateurish, and some minor idiosyncrasies exist, MSI has put together an all-around winning package in the GT70. Its 5-hour-plus battery life sets it apart from other high-performance heavyweights, and...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

MSI GT70 20D gaming notebook


High-end components make MSI's GT70 20D one of the fastest notebooks on the market

Triple-SSD RAID 0 ; Extreme Edition CPU ; High-end graphics

Design looks a little dated ; Keyboard backlight utility isn't great ; Gets loud

MSI's GT70 20D offers a high-end computing experience that's perfect if you're a gamer, or simply someone who wants as much speed as possible in a notebook computer. You pay a lot for the fast performance that this notebook can supply, but that's...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Sean Buckley (

MSI GT70 gaming laptop review


MSI outs new GT60 / GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video)Everything old is new again: NVIDIA rebrands Fermi-based GPUs into 600-seriesIntel

Exceptional keyboard and trackpad ; Killer graphics ; Packs a speedy new Intel Ivy Bridge CPU ; Good battery life for a machine this size

Narrow viewing angles ; Fan can be exceedingly loud

One of the first Ivy Bridge machines to hit the market, the GT70 proves Intel's latest Core processors and NVIDIA graphics are a match made in gaming heaven.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition


The MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition offers everything you might want, including quad-core processing, Nvidia graphics, and networking designed with online gaming in mind, at a price that isn't too astronomical.

Moderately price high-performance gaming. Intel quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics. Long lasting battery. Keyboard backlight adds customizable flair. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming

Keyboard layout is unnecessarily crowded

The MSI GT70 One-609US Dragon Edition is every inch a gamer's PC, from the goofy spelled out number in the model name to the coiled dragons emblazoned across the lid and palmrest. A rainbow of colors bursts from the keyboard backlight, and though it...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dynaudio / Dynaudio, THX TruStudio Pro / THX True Studio Pro / THX TruStudio PRO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio


Battery Capacity:7800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30


Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2 / 4


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Dynaudio / THX True Studio Pro / THX TruStudio PRO
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Bundled software:MSI S-Bar, MSI BurnRecovery, MSI EasyFace, MSI EasyViewer, MSI Cinema Pro, MSI i-Charger, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Microsoft Windows Live Essentials, Corel WinDVD10 BD (BD SKU), Adobe Reader 9 (Limited Language), Adobe Flash Player 10, Nuance PDF Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Mini-D-Sub (15 pin), Audio


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDXC, xD / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5200 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1500 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of HDDs installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 64
SSD capacity:128 / 64
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1006 / 1128 / 1500 / 500 / 628 / 750 / 878

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5
Weight:3.5 / 3.9