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MSI GT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black)

B&H # MSGT702OC059 Mfr # GT70 2OC-059US
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Product Highlights
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ (Haswell)
  • 16GB of DDR3 1600MHZ RAM
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • 17.3" Full HD Anti-Reflective Display
  • 1920x1080 Resolution, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX770M (3GB)
  • Blu-ray Disc Read/Write Drive
  • Integrated Webcam, Speakers and Mic
  • VGA, HDMI, and miniDisplayPort
  • Windows 8 Operating System

The black GT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer is a serious gaming laptop that will bring more game to your gaming. Featuring a 17.3" Full HD non-reflective backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4700MQ quad-core processor running at 2.4 GHz, this laptop is built for high-end graphics. It also includes an NVIDIA Geforce GTX770M with 3GB of discrete memory and 16GB of DDR3 1600MHZ RAM. For storage, this gaming notebook includes a 750GB hard drive It also includes USB 3.0 ports, Killer DoubleShot technology (network optimization that claims 5x better latency and handling of multiple data streams), and Dynaudio premium speakers. It also includes a Blu-ray read/write optical drive and an integrated 720p webcam and microphone. For connectivity, ports include VGA, HDMI, and miniDisplayPort. Other amenities include Bluetooth connectivity, a SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader and a SteelSeries backlit keyboard with mutli-touch touchpad. The highly customizable keyboard is a favorite among gamers with its preconfigured settings, anti-ghosting technology (for rapid button response) and limitless color and backlight options.

Power and Performance
The speed of the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and the power of NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series Kepler GPUs combine for a very unique gaming experience. You can max out your settings without hesitation for ultimate gaming. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.2 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
Killer DoubleShot
Designed with exclusive networking optimizations, Killer DoubleShot offers up to 5x better latency than the competition and has the horsepower to handle multiple data streams at once. With Visual Bandwidth Control, you'll see what those streams are doing in real-time for superior control over your bandwidth.
SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard
Play flawlessly with extreme anti-ghosting, allowing for simultaneous key presses and rapid response times. Personalize your rig with unlimited customization possibilities with 3 color zones, 5 pre-configured settings, and thousands of color options.
Sound by Dynaudio
Dynaudio, one of the most extreme sound systems brands, has been integrated into MSI G Series gaming laptops. The speakers have been fine tuned for authentic sound reproduction quality and a built-in subwoofer has been added for a truly immersive experience.
Amp Up Your Audio
Gold plated audio jacks working in sync with an audio amplifier provides maximum sound fidelity for a sonically accurate headset experience.
Performance
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Cache L3: 6MB
Memory Type: PC3- 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 16 GB   
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M with 3GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 17.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 750GB 7200rpm
Optical Drive Blu-ray Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 3x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x VGA
1x HDMI
1x Mini DisplayPort
Audio 1x Integrated Stereo Speakers
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
Expansion Slots Not Specified By Manufacturer
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x SDHC
1x SDXC
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
NFC None
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Windows 8 
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Keys: 102
Type: 100% Full-Size
Features: LED Backlight, Backlight, Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
Battery 9-Cell Built-In 
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 5060Hz
Consumption: 180W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9 x 11.3 x 2.2" / 429.3 x 287.0 x 55.9 mm
Weight 8.6 lb / 3.90 kg
MSI GT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter and Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • 2 - Year Limited Warranty
  • 1 - Year Global Warranty
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    MSIGT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black)
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (3)
    • Quality display (3)
    • Quiet (3)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Best Computer for the Price

        By Sterling Image Media

        from Sanford, NC

        About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • No Firewire

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about MSI GT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black):

        I use this product everyday to do everything from mixing audio and producing graphic overlays and video with Adobe CS6 to DJing live events. Also good for checking my email and playing video games in my free time. The graphics card along with the i7 processor and large amount of RAM allows even complex projects to be exported quickly. Athleros Killer N Double Shot Networking allows for amazing download and upload times. The video output on this PC allows for matrix display so you can customize your layout in your work areas. This computer also comes with a built in cooling system, sound by Dynaudio with Sound Blaster Cinema and an amazing customizable LED keyboard by Steel Series Keyboards. Also included is software that allows the built in hardware to work together for optimimum performance. I have only had one software issue with this pc that MSI technical support quickly sorted out for me. The only thing that I think this pc lacks is a firewire input. All in all you will not find a computer with this amout of hardware and features for a better price.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        3.0

        still undecided - optical drive issues

        By Ana

        from NY

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MSI GT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black):

            First the problem, then everything else.

            The optical drive and/or PowerDVD 10 has been an ongoing problem. I tested this laptop with CDs DVDs and a few Blurays. I sent video to a larger screen. It all worked - at first. But the optical drive was always SLOW. Slow to notice that it had a disk. SLow to spin up. Slow to figure out what type of disk was loaded. I figured the slowness was due to the combo drive/Win 8/PowerDVD.

            Then PowerDVD started to give errors. Blurays no longer work AT ALL. DVDs play - sometimes. CDs work fine. The drive seems even slower. PowerDVD updated itself. No improvement. Trying to play a bluray with PowerDVD freezes and crashes and gives error messages, including the following:
            a - This feature is disabled because the connection to the network is currently unavailable. Ensure that you can connect to the Internet if you want to use this feature.
            (makes no sense - this message occurs with AND without an internet connection)
            b - The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is at risk. CHeck your anti-virus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling Cyberlink PowerDVD.
            (theres no virus. And there is no way to reinstall Cyberlink - theres no disk and no Reinstall or Repair option in control panel)

            MSI has a downloadable "patch" for this issue. Its useless. It DOES NOT FIX ANYTHING.

            I spoke with a disinterested tech at MSI. He did not try to find out if it is a software or hardware problem. He was not interested in the error messages. He searched for a solution online, typing and talkign to himself like this "so, the disk is spinning and spinning...." He liked to say "spinning spinning." The guy just seemed bored. He couldnt speak clearly. He had no information. No ideas.

            Now I'm supposed to return the optical drive for an exchange. Who knows WHAT will happen now. How much money will this cost? How long will it take? I have no idea.

            Other stuff
            The keyboard is sturdy. The arrow keys have been squished in under the Enter Key. That made the Win key extra tiny adn the Shift key too small. But I can type 75wpm on this and thats what counts. And I actually LOVE that the keyboard is illuminated. And adjustable.

            The speakers are clear.

            The screen is good. Sharp. Detailed. Fast. This isnt the type of screen you'd want for photo/video editing though - the color and brightness changes too much with angle. This GT70 has lovely and fast graphics.

            The wireless has worked well - with absolutely no effort from me.

            Laptop runs cool and quiet most of the time. Gaming - thats gonna depend on the game.

            I wish the touchpad was more sensitive and more configurable. (There is an update to help with some of that)

            The power brick is huge. 3.25 by 1.75 by almost 6.75 inches.

            Win 8 is a pain. Get set to work out some glitches because Microsoft didnt bother.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            A great gaming laptop, except keyboard

            By tobalsan

            from Flushing, NY

            About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Additional Hdd Ssd Slot
            • Fast
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Poorly Designed Keyboard

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Everything
            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about MSI GT70 2OC-059US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer (Black):

            I was looking for a replacement of my 2009 Samsung r720ev p7350, which was good laptop, although not pure gaming one.

            Well i switched from intel core 2 duo / 4 Gb ram / Radeon HD4650 to this beast. All I can say is WOW ! It's definitely a powerful laptop. Very very powerful.

            With the latest 4th generation Haswell i7 processor, 16 Gb of RAM (more than you can ever use in a normal / usual usage), and a Geforce GTX 770M, which is the latest series in Nvidia GPUs, only second to the almighty GTX 780M, you are good to go for anything that requires a powerful computer.

            I can play all my game at max details and resolution without a second though, the computer takes them all like a breeze.

            I was afraid of the size and weight of the laptop, fearing it would be a little thick and heavy for casual transportation (when i go to visit friends for LAN games. Yes, I still do LANs in 2013, but with a laptop ). Well all i can say is that i was surprised how NOT cumbersome it was. Alright, it's not a Macbook Air, but it's still transportable, and if you don't carry it on a daily basis, it is more than fine (I use it as my primary desktop computer, which I'm able to move sometimes).

            Also it's surprisingly quiet, as long as you don't turn on the "super-cooling" fan function. I never really needed it yet, although I haven't played a very heavy game for hours yet.

            Display: 1920 x 1080 Full HD Led is very nice, although on a 17" laptop screen , i guess it requires you to have good eyes :)

            The only cons for this laptop are:
            - it has no SSD. But there is an additional bay, with SATA ports, so you can definitely add an SSD in addition to the 750Gb HDD. I added a Samsung 840 Pro series (256 Gb) and oh my, the beast's even faster now. I definitely recommend adding an SSD since MSI had the great idea (thanks MSI) to offer a free bay.

            - The battery: well it's a gaming laptop. As Uma says, what did you expect ? Use it as a reader, without wifi / bluetooth and dim screen, it'll last you 5 hours or more, but if you use it fully like a gaming laptop requires... better have AC not far !

            - The keyboard: well for this one you can't do much. Maybe it's because I'm used to the wonderful keyboard of my old Samsung, but I definitely have a hard time getting used to this keyboard. The feeling / touch is OK, but the space between the keys is too narrow, making typing feel too tight. Also I don't understand the placement of some keys. The overall design of the keyboard feels slppy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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