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MSI GT70 2OC-408US 17.3 inch Gaming Laptop with GTX 770M Specs Review

If you are MSI fan and on the market for sub $1,500 real gaming notebook, we think you should consider to take a look at MSI GT70 2OC-408US laptop. This is the newest GT70 series that comes with high end configurations and offers impressive multimedia and gaming experience. Powered by fourth generation of Intel Ivy Haswell quad core platform that designed for high end laptop and incorporated with new NVIDIA GeForce GTX dedicated graphics that optimized by NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology, the GT70 2OC-408US 17.3 inch gaming laptop provides fast and smooth gaming experience, along with seamless multimedia multitasking.

Powered by a 2.4GHZ Intel Core i7-4700MQ quad core processor with Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset and support Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to increase processor speed up to 3.4GHZ, MSI GT70 2OC-408US 17.3 inch notebook provides more than enough power to handle the most demanding multimedia applications and tons of modern games. Inside, the 12GB of upgradeable DDR3 SDRAM (support up to 32GB DDR3 SDRAM) and Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset also ensures user will gets faster and smoother multimedia and gaming experience.

Under the hood, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M as graphics engines with NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology and features a 3GB dedicated video memory delivers ultimate graphics performance, more than enough to handle video editing and play 3D modern games with ease. Like commonly gaming notebook, the MSI’s notebook also integrated with a 1TB of SATA hard disk drive with spinning speed of 5400 rpm, more than enough to store hundred of movies files and thousand of games files.
MSI GT70 2OC-408US review


As a high end multimedia and gaming laptop, the 2OC-408US laptop also comes with a 17.3 inch Full High Definition LCD display with matte finish and capable to produces maximum internal resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels, delivers brighter, crisper and natural colors when you play games or watch 1080p HD video playback. It also comes with LED backlit and anti glare technology to enhanced outdoor visibility. On the right side, there is a DVD Super Multi Drive for burns and load CDs or DVDs cassette.
On the top of display, there is also a 720P High Definition web camera with internal digital microphone for face to face video communications or self portraits. Of course, like other MSI’s gaming machine, the GT70 2OC-408US also brings four HD Dynaudio stereo speakers that optimized by Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology and 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System, provides clear, loud and authentic sound reproduction quality.

MSI GT70 2OC-408US is a premium gaming machine that comes with a brushed aluminum black design and a Steel Series Gaming Backlit Keyboard with a Touchpad with Scrolling Function. In term of size, the 17.3 inch notebook has dimension in 16.85 x 11.34 x 2.17 inches and weighing around at 6.8 lbs. Yeah, it’s a heavy and thicker laptop, so do not expect to bring it when you on the occasional trips. For comparison, the Qosmio X75A7298 17.3 inch laptop has dimension in 16.5 x 10.7 x 1.2/1.7 inches and weighing around at 7.6 lbs.

Other hardware specifications are a pair of USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 port,  Mini Display Port, Headphone Out Jack, Microphone in jack, multimedia card reader slot, Kensington Lock slot and HDMI port to connect into external HDTV or bigger Television. For connectivity, you will be find Killer Gaming Network Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector, Bluetooth 4.0 and Killer N1202 2×2 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN. Reportedly, the 9 Cells Smart Lithium-Ion Battery can produces up to 3 hours and 30 minutes of battery life for play games in low resolution.

For operating system, this machine will be preloaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. So, what do you think? If you are on the market for a high end gaming machine, MSI GT70 2OC-408US 17.3 inch laptop is now available in major retailer with a starting price around at $1,425 with 2 years limited warranty. If you only have smaller budget, we recommend you to take a look at MSI GP60 2OD-072US 15.6 inch gaming laptop that comes with NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics and priced around at $900.

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