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MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB
  • Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • 17.3" 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • DVD Super Multi
  • 16.85" x 11.34" x 2.17" 8.6 lbs.
  • 2 Year Warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Bill D.
  • 3/25/2015 4:36:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: so far most everything runs ok not as fast as I though it would be

Cons: right out of the box had it for 20 mins dead pixel on the screen called MSI they said that was common with these screens they told me one was not enough to do anything about but if I got another one they would replace it. told them maybe they should stated that one the posting and I would not have bought it too late now...

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  • Peter O.
  • 3/16/2015 10:50:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: It is fast! Makes running Lightroom a dream and uploading pics from an SD card via the USB 3.0 is super fast too.

Cons: None that I have noticed. Some bloatware would be my main complaint.

Other Thoughts: I really like this laptop and I am excited to put it through it's gaming paces.

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  • gary h.
  • 3/15/2015 8:59:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: the specs, came with 4810 instead of 4800 which is nice. runs great out of the box. came with bracket for 2nd hard drive
m2 compatible

Cons: windoze 8.1 , of course that cant be helped at the moment. came it bracket for adding hard drive but voids warranty do do so. has room to add 3 more 8gb mem sticks but voids warranty to do so, so far the only real con is that sticker on the bottom saying open this and you loose warranty..which is where the upgrades take place.

Other Thoughts: so far a great laptop. just want to do the upgrades they brag about being able to do and not void warranty.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2015 5:13:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat performance and hardware.

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Plays all of my games on high 1080p. Built in disc drive. 2 year warranty.

Cons: Screen developed a dead pixel after week. Keyboard seemes to be loose. The operating system crashed and would not boot. I am currently in the process of returning the product. I like MSI, but I have had too many problems with this one. My GE60 was much better.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/6/2015 5:22:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood computer until you need help from MSI

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Works when it works

Cons: The speakers started to go out and distort so I RMAed it under the manufacturers warranty and they literally just did the speaker test and told us it was fine, but while under process load the speakers distort. I am extremely unsatisfied. What are my options?

Other Thoughts: Horrible Experience from MSI Customer Service and Support. They were rude and acted like they did not care. It sounds like they literally just BSed through the repair. I spent 103 dollars to ship this thing back to them only to have them say they can't find anything and ship it back without talking to me first.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com or phone at our toll free number 888-447-6564 M-F 6AM to 6PM PST and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Jason B.
  • 3/5/2015 5:08:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpgrade nightmare

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Great keyboard lighting
Powerful CPU
Good GPU

Cons: I was not happy to see that your warranty is void if you open the rear panel to upgrade RAM/HDD etc. Being as this is a performance laptop, I would assume that upgrades would be the norm. Especially that the default hard drive is a 7200rpm mechanical. I do not like the face I have to void a 2 year warranty if I want to install a SSD.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/1/2015 8:37:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI GT70 Dominator

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Very fast with i7
GTX 870 can handle every game I've played at very high-ultra
Great lighting on keyboard
Extra turbo fan works great to cool down the gpu

Cons: Heavy
Fan is a little noisy
Only last 45-50 mins on battery

Other Thoughts: I love this laptop, it's a beast. I can play all the games I currently have at very high to ultra settings. BF4, Crysis 2-3, Borderlands 2, all the batman games, latest tomb raider. They all look and play amazing. I would definitely recommend this laptop to anyone. Also great for multi-tasking, I hook it up to my LED for games and stream Netflix or surf the web on the laptop screen. It doesn't skip a beat!

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  • Sandra O.
  • 2/28/2015 6:17:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy So Far

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: My new machine came quickly and was very well packaged. The computer box was inside a cardboard box which was inside a sturdy shipping box plus the computer itself has a reusable if a bit flimsy bag. My only NewEgg complaint is that a $1200 machine was shipped via the post office requiring no signature. Therefore; when the post office dropped it at the front door of a 50 unit apartment complex, it scared me witless until I found it. So far, the computer seems to work wonderfully although I haven't stress tested it yet, but just the sheer delight of this fast and sleek machine has me a bit overawed. No flaws or damage, very professionally presented.

Cons: I'm in my second week of ownership and I still can't abide Win 8. Why do I have to learn this mess when Win 10 will be out so soon. I will bite the bullet and start over with Win 7 Pro in a clean install, but I am afraid to screw it up. Win 8 just makes no sense even if it is stronger now than Win7.
Sometimes my machine wakes from sleep so fast I don't think it ever really went to sleep although it goes down to the just the power light on. I have not installed an SSD and won't until the warranty prohibitions are over so it's not the HDD making it wake so fast.

Other Thoughts: I am very happy with my choice. At this point it's a year old already and I was shipped an I7-4810MQ instead of 4800 , a real gift. When you compare the new MSI specs all you get in the newer machine is Maxwell over Kepler plus I think the i7-4810MQ in thismachine per it's data sheet is superior to the CPU's normally used in machines at this price point. The hardware, 5 USB (3 ea are 3.0) a VGA port, SD slot, and a DVD drive are all going away in competitive and newer machines. I still have legacy hardware and software I will use for as long as I can like a projector and CD's, that I eliminated all machines that didn't have these "legacy" features. If you want something ultra thin, buy an ultrabook or a Chromebook, I wanted a desktop replacement and that's what I got. The fact that this machine is upgradeable with SSD's up to 3 with the optional daughter board, 32 GB ram, etc, means I can upgrade later with the parts I can't afford now. That makes this machine at this price point an insane bargain and it's on sale for another $100 off this weekend. I romanced this machine for 4 months before I finally bought it as I think it will give way to newer machines very soon. So if you have been reading 100's of reviews like I did you come to the same conclusion; it has the fewest out of box complaints than any other machine, no inherent design flaws that has people wanting to throw it against the walls, and overall highest percentage of high reviews vs low. If so, then I recommend this machine with no reservations. If I find big issues later I will repost. And if anyone wants to help me start over with WIN 7 I will post a question in that section. Last point, technical pre-sales support was absolutely superb, that guy really know his stuff and it made me more confident about buying from NewEgg as well as answered all my questions.

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  • Thomas H.
  • 2/26/2015 7:25:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHands down the best laptop i've ever used.

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: When i put this on my desk it feels like a desktop with a mouse and a headset, you don't even realize it's a laptop until you look away.

Ran watch dogs on max @ 30-45 fps.

Cons: Nothing thus far, but will update in the future if anything!

Other Thoughts: First MSi Machine! And i'll come back again!

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  • James A.
  • 2/20/2015 6:40:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFrustrating Issue, Simple Solution

This review is from: MSI GT Series GT70 Dominator-895 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: All of the pros I had spoken of before hold true.

Cons: Not a con with the laptop per se, but I had an issue that effected performance. Wanted to share, in case anyone has the same:

Performance fell off sharply some time ago. I was too focused on work to really notice (and had some rare time off the road, which meant less laptop use.)

Finally got annoyed enough to look into it when playing an alpha test game at 7 fps on lowest settings....

Turns out, one of the NVIDIA control center updates made the laptop use the integrated graphics chip by default, instead of the beefy NVIDIA 870 that the laptop carries. You must change a setting in the NVIDIA control panel, forcing the computer to always use the 870. After that change, same game ran @ 45+ FPS on high settings.

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