MSI GT70 Dominator: Conclusion

June 30, 2014 by Michael Wall Reads (58,887)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 10
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 8
    • Usability
    • 10
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 10
    • Total Score:
    • 9.29
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


The MSI GT70 Dominator delivers on almost every single front and manages to do so with a reasonable price tag. The powerful processor, ample RAM supply and NVidia’s new 870M GPU provides excellent performance perfect for both power users and playing games. The display’s color accuracy isn’t perfect, but the panel still offers a top-notch viewing experience with vibrant contrast and high brightness. The keyboard affords crisp responsive controls and users can easily customize their layouts and macros with the paired SteelSeries Engine.

The only serious downside to the MSI GT70 Dominator is its form factor. Weighing in at 8.6lbs. can make the device difficult to travel with and users who need portability may want to consider an ultra-slim gaming laptop instead.

But for those that don’t mind the bulky chassis; the quality build design, top-notch specs, excellent connectivity and $2,000 price tag make the MSI GT70 Dominator a great laptop for users looking to get the most out of their money.

MSI GT70 Dominator front 2Pros:

  • Bright vibrant display
  • Excellent performance for cost
  • Responsive keyboard with customizable software
  • Great connectivity


  • Bulky form factor




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  1. StuartClements

    It’s still disappointing that these gaming laptops sport such small screens. I still use my 2007 HP Dragon laptop with a 21 inch full HD screen. I would love to see the 21″ laptop return to the gaming laptop world, it would sure make for a better gaming experience.

  2. erickhorning

    I got this same laptop a few weeks ago. The screen size isn’t much an issue for me when I am mobile. When I am in my office I have it hooked to 2 23″ Samsung 1080p displays that more than make up for any display size compromises.

  3. ssjtoji

    I got mine a few weeks ago and it always crashes when I play BF4…on low settings…

  4. bonami2

    Dont panic @ssjtoji bf4 crash on everything it just random… sometime a reinstall is needed and even then it just dont work try to update Punbuster via the pbsetup on their website it may help

  5. KyleK91

    I have been doing some research on this rig. I am looking for a good gaming rig, with current specs at a price point of around $1500 Canadian. I found this laptop on several local retail sites for $1599.99 canadian. The sites featured the i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz with the 1TB HDD aswell as the 128GB SSD and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB. If anyone could let me know how this computer compairs to other gaming computers in the price point, (ie Asus or alienware), that would be great