MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review

Lighting and BIOS

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review


Hitting the power button and two things are immediately obvious. Firstly the Dragon Edition boots to Windows incredibly quickly, thanks to a combination of the RAID SSDs and the inherent speediness of the Windows 8 procedure. Secondly, and guaranteed to get you calling in people just to come and look at it, is the keyboard lighting. 

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You can have an array of colour combinations, as well as lighting only certain sections of the SteelSeries keyboard that the GT70 Dragon Edition comes equipped with, but we have to say the rainbow that shipped as default is the best. We never tired of looking at it. It's easy to control with the supplied software. Click and you're ready to go. We can't wait to see this lighting technology brought to one of the SteelSeries desktop keyboards.

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The BIOS options are fairly minimal in terms of mad overclocking, but the storage and general options are all available.

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The touch panel above the keyboard is very responsive, and everything lights up clearly so you're never unsure if you have the Turbo engaged or not.

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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?

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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

07-01-2013, 07:06:50

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

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!

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 OC3D

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?

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

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)

07-01-2013, 11:09:28

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

15-01-2013, 18:21:51

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

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