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MSI GT Series GT70 2OD-001US 17.3
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Pros: *Great Mobile GPU and CPU (a huge upgrade over my 560mgtx)
*Nice crisp 1080p screen
*blazing fast mSATA primary SSD
*beautiful back lit keyboard
*Turbo Fan really keeps the GPU cool
*alum chassis

Cons: A little expensive
Nvidia Optimus still doesn't automatically switch at all times.
Windows 8 is alright, but not as great as windows 7
* comes with about 50Gb of the SSD filled, but that can be taken care of with a few tweaks.

Other Thoughts: When I bought this laptop, I knew I wanted a top of the line GPU considering I was coming from a 560m GTX. I was narrowing it down between the MSI gt70, the MSI GT 60 or a Sager 9390, but the Sager 9390 was still in Pre Order and I didn't want to wait.
Everything about this laptop is great so far. Amazing GPU that runs games on the highest settings except Crysis 3, but thats expected for Crysis games.
Windows 8 took a little while to get used to, but it's not as bad as people claim.
The price is a little expensive considering you can get a similar GT60 model with almost the same exact specs (mSATA included) for 2,000 or 300 dollars less. I wanted the 17'3 inch screen becuase the 15'6 inch is a tad bit small when it comes to a 1080p screen.
The laptop came with a bit of bloatware, including multiple unnecessary language packs that take up quite a bit of HD space, and the page file and hibernation files are set ridiculously high at defualt, eating up more HDD space.
SSDs are a night and day difference when it comes to read/write times compared to a mechanical HD. Also I can put in two more msata SSDs down the line when necessary.
All in all its a great notebook, great specs, great hardware, but I guess thats expected when you purchase a laptop with a top of the line nvidia mobile GPU.


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Display Name: Jeremy T.

Date Joined: 07/12/11

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  • Last Review: 07/10/13
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