MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review

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MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review

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We often comment upon how initial impressions can make a big difference in making you happy with your purchase, and the Dragon Edition definitely goes for the sleek and subtle option, with just the major highlights on the front of a box dominated by the Dragon Edition logo. Opening up the box and, although our review sample has obviously been around the block a little, you can't help but be impressed. Plenty of sturdy cardboard keeps the laptop itself well protected and all the accessories in their own compartments.

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The G series branding is on everything. Opening each bit is an event and helps drag out the anticipation of laying your eyes on the laptop itself. Firstly the brick that keeps you running for as long as you desire.

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And a UK moulded power cable. You'd be surprised how many items we see with a Euro plug that forces us to dig through the cupboards for an adaptor.

Documentation is both plentiful and sparse. There is a quick start guide, warranty and such like, but the main manual is contained on the laptop itself, as well as the supplied CD.  

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Finally we have the Dragon Edition itself. A brushed aluminium top has a beautiful dragon etched into it, which is a royal pain to photograph. On the flip side we have the big 7800mAh battery and plenty of vents to keep it cool when under pressure.

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Most Recent Comments

07-01-2013, 06:25:58

Today we're taking a look at a full-specced laptop from MSI, the GT70 Dragon Edition. Does it spit fire or just smoulder beneath its pile of gold?

Continue ReadingQuote

07-01-2013, 06:49:44

thank god they stepped in the MX chips, the old fermi 670's are awful in laptops.

Basically a 560ti desktop card in a laptop , wish I wasn't a student as these things come at high cost Quote

07-01-2013, 07:06:50

nice laptop
it seems there is a new contender for the Viao Quote

07-01-2013, 07:14:44

Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
nice laptop
it seems there is a new contender for the Viao
Not a chance, Im getting another Vaio!Quote

07-01-2013, 07:35:48

Love the dragon on it the most, awesome performance but with that money I would prefer taking the time to build the rig I been dreaming of for years.

Awesome laptop though, and it looks fantastic, probably the prettiest gaming laptop I have seen and the custom color lighting for the keyboard is very impressive, you don't get that much flexibility.

I would give it 9/10 .

Tanks for the review OC3DQuote

07-01-2013, 08:23:18

Good review. Personally I would never pay that much for a laptop, but great performance none-the-less.

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Not a chance, Im getting another Vaio!
Is it just the look of the Vaios you like?Quote

07-01-2013, 08:55:57

Why do all these "Gaming" laptops all have the track pad where it is rather than to the right of the keyboard? Makes no sense to me and it will be tricky to game on it without an external mouse which defeats the object Quote

07-01-2013, 09:47:38

i have to admit i havent read over a laptop review in a LOOOOOOONG time....and i must say, I am not impressed!!!(with performance,not the review....that was good)Quote

07-01-2013, 11:09:28

Hmmmm, I wonder how this would stack up against OriginPC's EON17s.Quote

07-01-2013, 12:52:56

Writer's Block
Nice laptop, but that would be a decent chink towards my xeon system - if that's what I go for. Quote

07-01-2013, 16:27:28

Not a bad laptop at all. I would go for that over any Alienware any day (as I type this on an M11X R2... I WAS DESPERATE ). Only issue I have with laptops that size is their weight; I buy a laptop, I don't necessarily want it to weigh a ton (to me, a ton is more than 9 lbs), or eat batter life... This unit, it seems, covers at LEAST one of those angles, which is shocking considering the level of hardware on tap.Quote

08-01-2013, 17:13:36

A very powerful laptop. With beefed hardware, that puts this machine among the best laptops out there. Nice review.Quote

08-01-2013, 18:14:23

I would like to point out that on page 5 CPUz shows i7-3630QM and on pages 1 and 8 it is stated that it is an i7-3960QM.Quote

15-01-2013, 18:21:51

price is still a little steap the Clevo P170Em is still more powerful at that price.Quote

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