MSI GT70 2OD-039US: Conclusion

September 25, 2013 by Jerry Jackson Reads (20,043)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 9
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 10
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.14
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


If you’re looking for a well-equipped 17-inch gaming notebook that delivers good bang for your bucks (all $2,699 of them) then the MSI GT70 deserves serious consideration.

This premium configuration of the GT70 has more than enough graphics horsepower for serious gamers. The only time you might find the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics lacking is if you demand high frame rates while gaming with high detail settings stretched on multiple monitors … but that’s what desktop PCs are for.

If you want an awesome game play experience and can live with the flaming dragons then the MSI GT70 delivers the goods. The only real complaints we had are the average screen brightness and limited viewing angles combined with poor-to-average battery life for a 17-inch gaming notebook.


  • Fantastic performance
  • Impressive speakers
  • Cool red dragon design


  • Big, boxy, and heavy
  • Average TN screen (IPS screen would have been better)
  • Poor battery life



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