MSI GX70 DESTROYER-229 17.3" Laptop Computer (Brushed Aluminum Black)

MSI GX70 DESTROYER-229 17.3" Laptop Computer (Brushed Aluminum Black)

MSI GX70 DESTROYER-229 17.3" Laptop Computer (Brushed Aluminum Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5 GHz AMD A10-5750M Quad-Core
  • 12GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon R9 M290X Graphics (2GB)
  • 17.3" Full HD Anti-Reflective Display
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • Blu-ray Disc Reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • SteelSeries LED-Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 8.1
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MSI GX70 Overview

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The GX70 DESTROYER-229 17.3" Laptop Computer from MSI is built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The chassis features a bold design with a sleek brushed aluminum black body kit.

The 17.3" widescreen display features LED backlighting, which uses less power than CCFL backlighting. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by a dedicated AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The display can play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling. The screen also has an anti-reflective finish, which reduces glare in brightly lit environments.

The system is powered by a quad-core Richland 2.5 GHz AMD A10-5750M processor. It also has 12GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, a Blu-ray Disc player, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam, and microphone. There are also built-in THX speakers with a subwoofer.

Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.


AMD Radeon R9 M290X Graphics
The GX70 features an AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory. The AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics card supports DirectX 11 for high-end gaming. It also supports AMD Eyefinity technology, which allows for multiscreen functionality and can push a max resolution of 5760 x 1080 across three monitors. This allows for 4K support as well. Games enabled with the revolutionary Mantle API will unlock high performance and image quality.
Quad-Core AMD A10 Performance
The GX70 houses an AMD Richland A10-5750 processor. Its quad cores can run at a stock speed of 2.5 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.5 GHz, thanks to AMD Turbo Core technology. With 4MB of L2 cache and 12GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, you'll be able to multitask between applications as well as play PC games with ease.
Full HD 17.3" Anti-Reflective Display
The 17.3" display has an anti-reflective screen designed to cut down on the amount of light that reflects off it, reducing eyestrain and sharpening the picture to provide a more enjoyable viewing experience. The display also has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution so you can play 1080p HD content natively in deep black levels and vibrant color.
Killer Gaming Network
For an online multiplayer, the slightest bit of lag will throw off your game. That's why this MSI GX70 has a 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack to ensure you have the support for a fast-wired Internet connection. With Killer Gaming Network, the MSI GX70 automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video and high-quality audio for better control and fewer buffering interruptions during your online experience.
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
When you need to go mobile, the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support allows you to maintain your Internet connection while being able to move around if necessary. There is also built-in Bluetooth technology so you can connect your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless mouse.
Blu-ray Disc Reader
The GX70 has a Blu-ray Disc reader that can also burn DVDs and CDs. You'll be able to watch your favorite Blu-ray movies right on your GX70. You can also output in Full HD 1080p via the HDMI port to an HDTV. You can achieve the same effect with the Mini DisplayPort and a compatible monitor.
Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
The SteelSeries keyboard was designed to provide an optimal gaming experience with full color backlit LED lighting, completely customizable, tactile feedback, and highly efficient anti-ghosting capabilities.

Windows 8.1

The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it, so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it.
In the Box
MSI GX70 DESTROYER-229 17.3" Laptop Computer (Brushed Aluminum Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 9-Cell Battery
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty (Includes 1-Year Global Warranty)
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    MSI GX70 Specs

    Processor AMD A10-5750M
    GPU AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Size 17.3"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Finish Matte
    Optical Drive Blu-ray ROM
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    2 x USB 2.0
    Display 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Yes
    Webcam User-Facing
    Operating System Windows 8.1
    Keyboard 102-Key Standard Notebook Keyboard ()
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.9 x 2.2 x 11.3" / 42.9 x 5.6 x 28.7 cm
    Weight 8.6 lb / 3.90 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.1 x 14.2 x 3.4"

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