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MSI 17.3" Gaming Laptop with Core i7-3610QM, GTX670M/3GB GDDR5 and DVD Rewriter
Armed with the same sleek brushed aluminum exterior and anti-glare screen as its predecessor, it's more powerful inside. MSI GT70 0NC-008US packs Intel's third-generation Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor and NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX670M graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM, much faster than its previous-generation graphics. No need to look back, because no one will catch up.
Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits 17.3" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9, 1920 x 1080) NVIDIA GeForce GTX670M discrete graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM 12GB DDR3 1600MHz system memory 750GB HDD (7200RPM) Full-color programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries Killer Game Networking Dynaudio Premium Sound Speakers with THX TruStudio PRO DVD SuperMulti Drive
NVIDIA EXTREME GAMING GRAPHICS
Combine the power of visually stunning effects of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M graphics and the intelligence of NVIDIA Optimus technology to experience the next generation in mobile gaming.
Achieving a 3DMark Vantage score of more than 14,000 and increasing in-game performance by up to 10% when compared to the previous generations of GPUs, GTX 670M sets the new standard for extreme graphics.
To further enhance user experience, the Optimus technology will switch from NVIDIA discrete graphics to the integrated graphics to extend the battery life.
INTEL's THIRD-GENERATION CORE i7 PROCESSOR
GT70 0NC-008US blazes through your games and multimedia files with Intel's 3rd-genertation Core i7 processor.
Being able to perform multiple tasks with ease, the new Core i7 processor increases the computing speed up to 200% while creating, writing and editing any multimedia data.
Need higher resolution viewing power? The new processor delivers the 1080p full HD resolution and its multi-core processing power boosts the overall GPU performance by 30-60%.
FULL-COLOR PROGRAMMABLE BACKLIT KEYBOARD
Full-color programmable backlit keys, 5-preset scenario settings and over 1000 color combinations give you the freedom to choose your preferred layout with ease.
Besides that, the SteelSeries gaming keyboard brings hardcore gamers immediate responses to accurately handle up to 10 simultaneous key hits.
All in all, it is one of key unique features to let GT70 0NC-008US stand out in the class and draw attention to all hardcore gamers.
DYNAUDIO PREMIUM SOUND TECHNOLOGY
One of the most extreme sound systems developed by an acoustically professional brand has been integrated into GT70 0NC-008US.
With the inclusion of a subwoofer, it is the perfect mobile sound system to be chosen for hardcore gaming.
KILLER GAME NETWORKING
There is no room for error when it comes to online game competition, which is why we have a KILLER ETHERNET solution for lag spikes and high pings.
The Killer Game Networking will prioritize your gaming network bandwidth to optimize your connection for low pings and accurate real-time action responses during gameplay.
No gameplay and just multimedia streaming? Say goodbye to buffering and start enjoying favorite movie and music.
Intel quad core
Geforce 670M “3GB”
Amped headset jack
Programable color gaming KB
So far no, maybe kind of big. But, for a 17″ high-end gaming NB, who cares…. haha
Thanks MSI, this is a good, solid, powerful, sexy unit
It had a very easy setup – some bloatware, but not too much. I downloaded a few games to test it out, and it handled everything admirably. Skyrim, Borderlands, CoD:MW3, and Deus Ex: HR all ran without a hitch, even with other performance-intensive programs running in the background. I have the Adobe CS5 collection, and so far I’ve been able to run as many of those programs as I wanted simultaneously without any problems or slowdowns whatsoever. The system runs very cool – I played Deus Ex for between 6-7 hours and had no temperature problems. There’s a fan control on the keyboard in case you do need to control your temperature. The high resolution is especially nice for working with Adobe – I have much more desktop space for all the toolbars and menus, while still having large sections of my projects in view. It has a nice sound management system for hooking up to headphones or external speakers. There are plenty of ports available for peripherals. There’s a slight overhang from the keyboard, so if you have a particularly fat flash drive it may be a tight squeeze, but that’s really the only difficulty I foresee.
The keyboard is especially nice; has a very good feel. There’s a quick access button for turning the touchpad on/off (very handy for gaming). There’s a glossy bit on the case right around the keyboard that tends to show a lot of scuffs and fingerprints, but the rest of the case has a “brushed” feel and stays pretty clean-looking for the most part. The backlights in the keyboard attract a lot of attention, but they are very useful if you do a lot of work in low light or if you do a lot of gaming. The built-in speakers aren’t TV quality or anything, but they are surprisingly good for a laptop.
Performance, graphics, price
Weight – this thing is a beast; if you need something highly portable, think twice
Would absolutely recommend this to just about anybody!
Very Fast; playing all my games in ultra, SC2 , Mass Effect 3 , Deus Ex HR
Design is gorgeous
All my music software runs smooth with plugins and up to 80 tracks at a time
Best keyboard ever, you can cycle through 8 main colors each with 5 subsets, white, and off with 6 varying styles of light
Great display (LED, no glare, very bright)
I like big screens, so I give the excessive size of a pro
Some people say this computer is heavy, but it is only 9 pounds, it isn’t that bad
USB ports actually turn the USB device off like Windows XP used to
5 USB ports
Since I don’t do heavy gaming (just NES and SNES games), this computer will seemingly last for a VERY long time
Does not have Windows 8!!!
The 750 GB harddrive is split partitioned for some reason (375 GB and 350 GB)
Being a computer with killer sound, it should have had physical buttons for volume control
Comes with a lot of programs that don’t need to be there like the free trial anti virus garbage
Overclock control panel is not post install, a monitor is preinstalled (it can be removed which is what I did)
Even though there are a number of cons, they are just in my opinion that are trivial that are things that no one seems to pay attention to.
Bottom line, it is a great machine! Get it before Windows 8 becomes the dominant operating system. Anyone who has spent 5 minutes on it would know what I am talking about. Windows 8 is NOT ideal for competent users who do a lot of file management or use their computers for actual work rather than just screwing around.
Performance: Ive been using this laptop as a desktop replacement for 2 months and so far its pretty solid. No crashes whatsoever, everything works out of the box. I use this laptop everyday for like 8-14hrs a day and play games like WoW, dota2, d3 CS, battlefield and more but be sure to have a good cooling pad on it like the coolermaster notepal x2. Overall im inlove with this laptop, If u can afford it, you will surely like it.
I saw that some people are having problems with the swappable graphics card. I suggest you program your software first before opening up. I saw the Intel graphics made my webcam choppy on Yahoo Messenger and Skype so I made both programs to use the Geforce and fixed the problem.
The major downside to this is the warranty sticker on the bottom of the laptop base. If you remove this sticker, your warranty is shot. This means you can’t upgrade your memory, hard drive, or being able to clean it.
I suggest you buy a accidental warranty to back your warranty up if you are going to upgrade it. The stick on the back of the laptop says if removed or snapped, it is considered a voided warranty according to MSI so please be careful on this.
Overall my best 5 features:
1. Swappable Graphics for better battery life (Gave me 5 1/2 hours of battery life on Intel graphics and low power settings on battery)
2. Fan Control Button which is awesome.
3. Turbo Button for quick overclock. Made my 120FPS CoD4 to run a lot better on turbo mode
4. Very lightweight. Best gaming laptop to date that is not heavy.
5. Sound quality is at its best and never had an Amped up headphone jack before and wow! I hear the difference between my G78s Asus laptop and my new MSI Laptop. Very nice!!
Overall It is well worth to get. I bought an extra battery for this thing with no problems so parts are there to order if you need an extra battery or power cord.
Oh, and bios updates are useful (they enabled Intel-VTx) and they already have some Windows8 Drivers out…so…yea!