MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review

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MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Review

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Windows 8 was clearly designed primarily for the touch-screen/social-network/share-my-life-online generation and not for anyone who actually uses their computer. There is a tendency to go to the "they've changed it, so it sucks" cupboard, but Windows 8 unquestionably follows the Microsoft trend of following an incredible OS with a truly risible one. Everything that was awesome about Windows 7 .. isn't. In fact we'd prefer to go back to Vista if we were forced to change from 7.

Let's give one example then we'll go back to the Dragon Edition. See that People icon? What does it do? Let's click it and find out. Ahh it's for connecting your Live account to the computer. Okay we don't want to do that, so click cancel. What happens? Do you return to the Start screen? Nope. You go to a "you need to sign in" screen in which your options are "Try again". That's it. That's your options. Alt+F4 has never been used as much as it was testing this.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, the speed of the built in RAID array is outstanding. Very nearly 1GB/s. You wont be left hanging around waiting for anything to happen on the MSI GT70 that's for sure.

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As well as coming with a beefy i7-3630QM CPU which runs at 2.4GHz at standard, you can hit the Turbo button and gain a whopping overclock, with the CPU topping out just shy of 3.2GHz. Hugely impressive, and nearly as impressive is this doesn't affect the temperature of the Dragon Edition very much, but obviously has an impact on the battery life. Alongside the mighty CPU is 16GB of DDR3 running at 1600MHz. This doesn't lack for horsepower.

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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?

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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