MSI GT70-2OD review: The ultimate gaming laptop?

Haswell, GTX 780M and SuperRaid 2



MSI is slowly becoming synonymous with gaming. The impressive range of graphics cards, motherboards and laptops aimed specifically at this audience has been growing consistently over the years. One of the latest additions to MSI's gaming product range is the 17.3-inch MSI GT70-2OD, equipped with a state-of-the-art Intel Core i7 quad-core Haswell processor, a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics card and much more.

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This is probably as far away from a sleek Ultrabook you can get. It's a 17-inch, 3.8 kg machine, with presence. MSI hasn't overstated its gaming identity however, keeping things classy and black with some chrome accents. The most extravagant feature is probably the backlit keyboard, that you can configure in all kinds of colors.

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In addition to the almost 4 kilograms of the notebook itself, the hefty power supply weighs in at 660 grams, so plan on getting a sturdy backpack to lug this beast around.

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Laptop, Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 16 GB, 17.3 inch, 1920x1080, Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M, 1006 GB, Windows

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