Source games like Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2 , on the other hand, blazed at their maximum settings, pushing 90 fps in Aperture’s testing labs and 60 while defending the stronghold — both easily breaking the three digit barrier with minor tweaks. Everything old is new again: The nearest the GT70 comes to so-called “bloatware” is MSI’s signature S-Bar, a visual shortcut dock that hides behind a nondescript icon on the desktop’s north end. For a standalone, stationary setup, a single user won’t have an issue with this, but sharing the screen or using it in a multi-monitor situation as anything but the primary monitor could prove to be problematic. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. The rig’s left side mirrors the right with a large vent, a trio of USB 3.
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They do not work in this subreddit full time. We’d say its mostly harmless or even useful, if you’re not a fan of hotkeys. Games with “very high” settings simply weren’t enough; we had to single keynoard titles that went “ultra.
Sure, last year’s Qosmio X packed quite a punch, but its own next-generation successor isn’t due for another couple of months.
Log in or sign up in seconds. MSI’s latest rig boldly models the gargantuan proportions we’ve come to expect from high-end desktop replacements, weighing in at 8. Become a Redditor ggt70 subscribe to one of thousands of communities.
For all its bells and keybboard, however, the GT70 is a rather unassuming beast, with a simple black interior that matches the outside. Rule 2 – The mods of this sub are all SteelSeries representatives. Of course a gaming machine plays games, but how about the day to day stuff?
Red accents underlining the trackpad and that touch-sensitive control bar are the only embellishments MSI dared to include. So as happy as we were, we certainly wouldn’t scoff at faster solid-state storage. That said, there are plenty of last-generation rigs that just might get price cuts as they make way for new models. The dock is fairly lightweight and inoffensive, but its functions mostly mirror actions that can be performed more efficiently with the keyboards Fn key.
Realtek’s HD Audio Manager is on board to help you configure your surround sound digs. Loud and clear is the classic, apt description for ateelseries capable 2. If any one piece of the GT70’s build falls short of the rest, it would have to be the screen. With the overclock engaged, PCMark rated the GT70 at 14,; 3DMark06 steelswries it at 19, jumping its scores by on both accounts — give or take 20 points.
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Crowning the notebook is a dark brushed aluminum lid, framed by a matte black band. While the machine’s integrated GPU can technically run modern games, getting them to run at a playable framerate requires major sacrifices in resolution and visual fidelity. Skyrim and Battlefield 3 snagged us average frame rates of 38 and 25 at the screens native x resolution, respectively. Sure, bigger is better, but in what context? Like the keyboard, the touch buttons are solid, and not at all mushy.
Yes, we can fault it for its less-than-ideal screen and horrendously loud “cooler boost” fan overdrive, but the straw we’re grasping is brittle, and it makes a poor bed.
If you’re looking for a machine to go toe-to-toe with MSI’s latest, you may have to wait awhile. The stalwart machine mei the standard “large laptop” shape — that is, bulky in stfelseries back, tapering down to a comparatively thinner front edge. Take a look at that control bar one more time — you won’t be opening this drive bay by mistake. Posts that do not fit into flair categories will promptly be removed at moderator discretion.