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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of MSI GT70 2PC Dominator. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the energy efficiency and screen are on the whole positive. The price and keyboard also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the size and battery. The touchpad and durability get mixed opinions.

performance, keyboard, price, screen, energy

portability, usability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (techradar.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review

 

A monster gaming laptop with a factory-fresh GPU

Market-leading graphics power ; excellent processor ; good keyboard ; 1080p screen ; powerful speakers

Poor battery life ; inconsistent SSD ; trackpad could be larger ; very heavy ; average colour accuracy

Tech Specs Product TypeNotebook Hard Drive Capacity750 GB Processor ManufacturerIntel Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA, Intel Graphics Controller ModelGeForce GTX 670M, HD 4000 --> BluetoothYes Wireless LANYes Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Writer...

Mar, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

 

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is a powerful midrange gaming PC, boasting some of the best hardware around, making it our top pick for the category.

Keyboard with multicolor backlight. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming. Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and latest Nvidia graphics combine for potent performance. Integrated subwoofer. Blu-ray/DVD+-RW combo drive.

Touchpad doesn't support basic Windows 8 gesture controls.

Conclusion The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator has all the right ingredients for a top-flight gaming PC, with the latest Intel and Nvidia hardware, a Blu-ray drive, and finer touches, like a customizable backlit keyboard and built-in subwoofer. While we would...

May, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

* Very good performance * Good cooling system

* Super heavy * Had a HDD dead after 3 months --> warranty, but still

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

Graphics ouput

My son's (the first of 2 bought.) died just over 3 years of almost continuous use (probably the GPU.). Just after the warranty ended. It seems a shame we cannot recycle the components of laptops as well as desktops.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

would be good if it worked properly

Battery doesn't charge, faulty vga and usb ports. It is going back. Overall rating based on not being fit for purpose

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

Very good performance, well made and great value for money

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

This laptop is amazing! I can play most things in either high/ultra high graphics at 60fps at 45*c no problem! The keyboard is amazing, sound is perfect, the screen is beautiful. I would 100% recommend this laptop over anything else I've seen to...

Battery life isn't great, but it is a monstrously powerful gaming laptop so why you would game on the battery I don't know! The only other bad point I can think of is windows 8, I really am not a fan of it.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

very good battery life especially for what this beast is. ive had 5 hours life and it still had 25% life left and I was doing multiple things, installing, converting, downloading, youtubing, transferring stuff and multiple things but it kept on going....

the weight could be a small bit less but for whats in it I can understand why it weighs what it does. not that an extra kilo will bother me compared to my old laptop. as for value for money......your paying for what you get, it is neither expensive nor...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

Very quick boot up time due to the SSD, very good GPU Performance.

Battery is only 2hrs, but thats running at full pelt.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GT70 2PC-1834UK

 

Very fast laptop at a reasonable price.

Windows 8 and the bloatware that comes pre-installed.

Aug, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Creative Sound Blaster Cinema / Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

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

Camera

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Red
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:4, 16:9 / 16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed: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:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Audio system:Creative Sound Blaster Cinema / Sound Blaster Cinema
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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 / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.7 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200M / I5-4210M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4710HQ / I7-4710MQ / I7-4800MQ / I7-4810MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: 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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): 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® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75128 / 76348 / 78930 / 78931 / 78937 / 81012 / I7-4700MQ / I7-4800MQ / I7-4810MQ
Processor code:SR15H / SR15K / SR15L / SR1HA / SR1L4 / SR1PQ / SR1PX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:RS-MMC, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.8 / 288
Height :5.5 / 55
Weight:3.9
Width:42.8 / 428