The leading edge of the computer industry is a difficult status to hold. By listening to their customers and assimilating gaming behaviors, MSI has come up with an outstanding product, the MSI GT70 Steel Series. Its super sleek glossy black finished casing creates a great first impression saying, “This computer is legit.” The computer’s weight is a bit above average at 8.6lbs, but that’s only because it packs so many progressive features. The keyboard design, quick performance and overall feel makes up for the additional weight.
To start off, the MSI GT70 grasps the importance of having a large enough screen to help capture the hard-core gamers’ concentration. The massive 17.3-inch screen does nothing but add to the end users gaming experience. To provide a gage of how large this is laptop screen size usually ranges between 8.9 to 20 inches. A 17.3-inch screen will grab anyone’s attention and then blow their hair back. The full HD (1920 x 1080) Matte LED display uses less power than the traditional CCFL display. With the CCFL’s long tubes spanning the length of the screen the display sucks up a lot of power to release light. Having a LED display increase the computer’s battery life by reducing the distance light has to travel. Conversely the Matte LED display decreases the contrast and intensity of color.
The design of the keyboard is optimal for first person shooting games. The Windows key has been removed from the left side of the keyboard since it usually gets in the way during the heat of battle. Practically it is excessive to have the button for both hands. The keyboard features gradient back-lighting. This is marketing speak for a spectrum of colors lighting up each key on the keyboard. The multicolored key feature is many for show, however the lighting of each key comes in handy during late night gaming sessions.
The MSI GT70 contains Intel Core i7–2670QM processor with a quad core set up and eight threads, maximizing processing speeds. Its clock speed, the measurement between the highest and lowest points of the frequency scale is 2.2GHz and Max turbo frequency is 3.1 GHz. Its 16 GB of RAM contains the higher end DDR3 memory technology. This newer system design is set up for transmitting larger packages of data compared to the SDR, DDR, DDR2, while using less power. Since DDR3 is a newer, more efficient technology this usually bumps up a computer’s over all price but MSI has found a way to keep it affordable. This computer contains more than enough facility to handle any game thrown at it.
The price point for the MSI GT70 falls around $2K. The price and features are too much for an email and Facebook computer user. The computer is perfect for the up all night playing call-of-duty with somebody in Europe gaming ninja. This is the Ferrari of the industry and only the able and the courageous should ever dare lay a hand on its lustrous body.