MSI GT70 2PE Review – When it comes to creating topof- the-line gaming notebooks, consumers can always look to MSI, as they can now be considered seasoned veterans in the field. From their highest-end to their mid-range gaming laptops, MSI pack only the best and the GT70 2PE is no exception. It exudes power and class while bringing mobility to users; let’s take a look at the full might of the MSI GT70 2PE gaming laptop.
MSI GT70 2PE, The Dominator Arrives
Much like MSI’s previous gaming laptops, the GT70 2PE sports a sleek black design. It has a SteelSeries gaming keyboard and right above the keyboard are the on-board shortcut keys which glow scarlet when activated giving it an aggressive vibe. Situated on the top left and right of the keyboard are the DYNAUDIO speakers. On the back lies all the media outlets a gamer needs. One downside to this laptop would be its size and weight, which limits its portability.
The powerful gaming laptop comes fully packed with features such as the KILLER Ethernet game networking which improves LAN connectivity by excluding gaming networks from the normal traffic resulting in lower latency during online gameplay. This laptop also features Super RAID 2 technology providing users instant access to their games with minimal loading time with speeds that can achieve 1500MB/s.
The SteelSeries Engine keyboard allows players to customise any key completely for different type of games, and there are an unlimited amount of profiles any one player can create. When it comes down to performance, the GT70 2PE breezed through our standard suite of benchmarks with ease. We also tested this gaming beast on a few games such as Metro: Last Light and Sleeping Dogs with settings stretched out to the max.
Both of these games performed wondrously on this laptop with a constant frame rate of 40-60fps throughout the duration of our tests. Not only that, this laptop also has an internal cooling fan which provides further cooling for the device when handling the most resource hungry and demanding games which tend to heat up the laptop. The MSI GT70 2PE proves to be a formidable gaming device for gamer’s who wants a gaming desktop replacement that can also be brought with them when they are on-the-go. While the price tag is restrictive to some, for the level of performance that it provides, it is an investment worth looking into.
- Extremely powerful
- SteelSeries keyboard allows for custom controls settings
- Has an internal cooling fan
- Bulky & heavy
MSI GT70 2PE Specifications
- CPU: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4810MQ Processor (2.8GHz TurboBoost up to 3.8GHz, 6MB cache)
- Memory: 16GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage: Super RAID 256GB mSATA3 + 1TB HDD (7200 rpm)
- OS: Windows 8.1
- Display: 17.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) Anti-Glare LED backlit
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 8GB GDDR51500
- Connectivity: Blu-Ray, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0/3.0, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort