MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Gaming Laptop Review (Part 3)

8/13/2013 11:53:18 AM


Many gamers spend the first few hours with PC by removing unwanted software - the free trial version of the image editor and media player from the company nobody's ever heard of, the application of unwanted music and so on. It's a little messy. While MSI has a habit of uploading multiple machines with redundancy programs, the situation looks better with every model we see. For example, the original GT70 packing a floating software application for multimedia management, but Dragon version keeps them well to a minimum. In addition to the free trial version of Norton Internet Security pretty standard, almost everything on the machine will be here for good reason. System control management application of MSI offers one-stop shop for all the basic settings of the machine, and Keyboard LED Manager allows users to customize the color of the keyboard backlight laptop, as the name implies attention. Also have 1 network management third, and these audio Sound Blaster tools - the package honoring the laptop hardware rather than weigh it down.

Software applications

Software applications

However, with the favorite media player may have a reason to leave the default of the Dragon - Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 spins Blu-ray player is quite good, but we have to update it before it will do so without suspended . It also has multiple ads for the new movie, so it's a bit painful eye during use. It's effective, but we prefer something with more titles. The only notable additional for new GT70 software series is BlueStacks, which allows users to run Android apps in Windows 8. Of course, the program is very convenient, but its inclusion is almost embarrassing: BlueStacks version is designed specifically to take advantage of Windows 8 touch devices, and GT70 Dragon Edition is not one of this. For example, the Android version of Angry Birds Space game extremely difficult because the roll does not work well with your laptop's touchpad. In most cases, surely you would be better with a Windows 8 app equivalent of your favorite Android app, but if it is not optional, BlueStacks is here.

Configuration options and the Competition

Configuration options

Configuration options

If you own review, GT70 Dragon Edition has no other configuration, providing only one complete, $2,800 computer with 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics, 32GB of RAM, three 128GB SSD in RAID 0 and a 1TB hard drive. However, if you view it as a top option in the full line GT70 of MSI, suddenly you have the choice. MSI offers 10 different configurations of the standards GT70 gaming machine, providing different versions on the same frame for $1,499 to $2,800. These models are quite similar, only distinguished by small differences by clock speed (they all use the same Intel Core i7-3610QM CPU) and differences in RAM, storage drives, optical drives and GPU. If you can wait a while, MSI told us most computers will be upgraded, including more memory, 3 SSD RAID 0 configuration of the Dragon, update GPU (GTX 780M and 770m), and of course, the latest Intel chipset.

If you insisted to have the latest and greatest hardware in your mobile machine, but do not like the MSI kit, you will need to sit tight. Like the original GT70, Dragon is the first serious gaming machine released with Intel's latest silicon - just do not have many other options to choose. If Dragon is not for you, we recommend waiting until the opponent is actually released. If you just buy something this time, consider the version 2012 of the Razer Blade, it will not pass the test of the GT70, but at least it will provide a framework slimmer, more attractive.


The bottom line GT70 is still one of the favorite gaming laptop on the market today, and now it's much better with Haswell

The bottom line GT70 is still one of the favorite gaming laptop on the market today, and now it's much better with Haswell

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition took almost everything we threw at it, devoured it and demanded more. It emerged as a credible example of the refresh hardware is done properly, retaining everything that made the original model while put in great improvements enough to help interested buyers. Primarily, the error of it consists of several issues that MSI has not handled from the previous version: less elite screen viewing angles and fan noise. If the trackpad is not limited to the failure to play games, we hardly find anything that ​​its predecessor is better than Dragon. It's a worthy upgrade for those gamers could spend $2.800, packing enough power to help owners to play new games in at least few years. The bottom line GT70 is still one of the favorite gaming laptop on the market today, and now it's much better with Haswell.


·         Strong and fast

·         Excellent gaming performance

·         Great battery life in its class


·         Loud fan

·         Limited view-angle

·         Trackpad glitch makes it is impossible to use in most game


·         Price: $2,800

Key point

·         Despite of some errors, GT70 Dragon Edition is the gaming PC elite, improved than the original GT70 without sacrificing the best features.


·         Type: Gaming

·         Screen size: 17.3 inches

·         Screen resolution: 1,920x1,080

·         Bundled OS: Windows

·         CPU family: Core i7

·         Dimensions:0.86x16.85x11.34

·         Weight: 6.39 lb





Most View
Spring Is Here (Part 2)
Is 802.11ac Worth Adopting?
BlackBerry Z10 - A Touchscreen-Based Smartphone (Part 1)
LG Intuition Review - Skirts The Line Between Smartphone And Tablet (Part 5)
Fujifilm X-E1 - A Retro Camera That Inspires (Part 4)
My SQL : Replication for High Availability - Procedures (part 6) - Slave Promotion - A revised method for promoting a slave
10 Contenders For The 'Ultimate Protector' Crown (Part 3) : Eset Smart Security 6, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, Zonealarm Internet Security 2013
HTC Desire C - Does It Have Anything Good?
Windows Phone 7 : Understanding Matrix Transformations (part 2) - Applying Multiple Transformations
How To Lock Windows By Image Password
- First look: Apple Watch

- 10 Amazing Tools You Should Be Using with Dropbox
- How to create your first Swimlane Diagram or Cross-Functional Flowchart Diagram by using Microsoft Visio 2010 (Part 1)

- How to create your first Swimlane Diagram or Cross-Functional Flowchart Diagram by using Microsoft Visio 2010 (Part 2)

- How to create your first Swimlane Diagram or Cross-Functional Flowchart Diagram by using Microsoft Visio 2010 (Part 3)
Popular Tags
Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel Microsoft OneNote Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Project Microsoft Visio Microsoft Word Active Directory Biztalk Exchange Server Microsoft LynC Server Microsoft Dynamic Sharepoint Sql Server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows 7 Windows 8 Adobe Indesign Adobe Flash Professional Dreamweaver Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects Adobe Photoshop Adobe Fireworks Adobe Flash Catalyst Corel Painter X CorelDRAW X5 CorelDraw 10 QuarkXPress 8 windows Phone 7 windows Phone 8 BlackBerry Android Ipad Iphone iOS
Top 10
OPEL MERIVA : Making a grand entrance
FORD MONDEO 2.0 ECOBOOST : Modern Mondeo
BMW 650i COUPE : Sexy retooling of BMW's 6-series
BMW 120d; M135i - Finely tuned
PHP Tutorials : Storing Images in MySQL with PHP (part 2) - Creating the HTML, Inserting the Image into MySQL
PHP Tutorials : Storing Images in MySQL with PHP (part 1) - Why store binary files in MySQL using PHP?
Java Tutorials : Nested For Loop (part 2) - Program to create a Two-Dimensional Array
Java Tutorials : Nested For Loop (part 1)
C# Tutorial: Reading and Writing XML Files (part 2) - Reading XML Files
C# Tutorial: Reading and Writing XML Files (part 1) - Writing XML Files