Matte and bright display, Full HD with high contrast ratio
The GS70 Stealth is an attractive and powerful device for gaming enthusiasts who want to use the 17.3-inch notebook on the road. The build quality is good, the design is appealing and the weight is not much higher than a standard multimedia notebook. All of this is combined with a high-contrast and bright display that is well suited for gaming and movie playback.
Powerful gaming laptop surprisingly thin and light
The MSI GS70 Stealth combines style and substance to stunning effect, with huge power levels inside a chassis that's slimmer and smarter than any other gaming laptop. The 17in screen still means this laptop isn't exactly portable, though, and the high price puts it out of reach for most gamers. If you can afford £1679 and like your laptops to make a statement as well as play any game around, the MSI excels in every important department.
Haswell processor, powerful Nvidia graphics, bright, high-quality screen
The MSI GS70 is a fantastic marriage of style and substance: plenty of power and a great screen crammed inside a chassis that's thinner, lighter and better-looking than most of its rivals.
Heavy, staid machines such as the Schenker XMG P703 are better for pure power, but if you want a machine that's powerful and portable - and you can afford the £1,679 price tag - the MSI GS70 is a contender.
Lightweight for a 17-incher, Very slim lines
MSI has delivered outstanding bang for buck in the GS70. Not only does it include a huge 17-inch monitor at 15-inch pricing, but it does so in a package that weighs much less than many smaller gaming laptops. Obviously, MSI has borrowed some TARDIS technology to get the GS70 into such a svelte package.
Matte display, Low weight, Price-performance ratio
It could have been perfect: low weight, decent enough build quality, long battery life, good looks, a dedicated graphics card, and a good price-performance ratio - we even would have overlooked the lack of stability and rigidity in the design. The multimedia notebook manages to get most things right and could have been a very good solution for watching movies, editing videos, and the occasional gaming.
Big bang for a little buck
This laptop is great. It arrived promptly in perfect condition, and when I booted it up it was easy to see I was going to love it. I agree with the critical reviews--Windows 8 is the most impractical operating system for a laptop/desktop...it's a drastic shift from the old ways and makes everything so much more complicated than it has to be. But I won't dock points on the machine that it came installed on for that fact; samsung is just trying to keep with the times.
Solid performance for a reasonable price, Generously sized display
For the user looking for a budget-friendly desktop replacement that will won't stray too far from the desk (or, more appropriately, the power outlet), the Toshiba Satellite S875-S7242 packs solid hardware into an affordable package while pumping out admirable benchmark scores that hold their own against more expensive systems.
Good overall value for family PC
The Toshiba Satellite S875 is a classic 17-inch notebook which is sure to make a decent family PC. Unfortunately, a "traditional" laptop may struggle to make the most of the new Windows 8 operating system. We won't go quite as far as to declare that every Windows 8 PC needs to have a touchscreen -- there is more than one way to skin an OS -- but we will say that this notebook fails to deliver the best Windows 8 experience.
Good Overall Performance Levels
Toshiba's updated mid-range 17-inch laptop does a good job at balancing its various features to provide a solid overall experience. It is one of the few systems to actually include a Blu-ray compatible drive in its price range although it does lack the full 1080p capable display. Surprisingly, the system is also a good deal lighter than must of the competition. Those who have to type frequently may find the keyboard a bit lacking however.
So far, it appears to be a solid laptop
Overall It is a solid laptop and I am happy with it.
If you do not read specs well, the big difference with this laptop is it does not include a video card. It has video from the motherboard. This laptop cannot run newer graphically intense games, but i have played Company of Heroes on it perfectly fine. I am positive it could run Word of Warcraft good too.
Acceptable gaming performance
With its Satellite L875D-10E, Toshiba offers a round package for a price between 600 Euros and 700 Euros (~$790 and $922). The laptop convinces with a decent application performance, good equipment and a three year warranty. Even the gaming performance is satisfactory and enables playing most current computer games. The screen provides acceptable rates in contrast and brightness for the price range. We have had considerably worse screens in our tests.
Matte Display, Good Performance, USB 3.0
The Toshiba Satellite Pro can be recommended solely for the office. It offers more than enough performance capability for all common usage scenarios and provides a large, satisfying display. This recommendation is restricted to office use due to dissatisfaction with the keyboard. Prolific writers would be rather unhappy with the C870's keyboard and should look to the Samsung Series 3 305E7A-S03DE instead. Anyone who seldom or never writes long texts would be able to live with the keyboard.
Very Thin And Lightweight
Razer's New Blade system corrects many of the performance issues that plagued the original model of thin gaming laptop. In particular, the graphics and processor and now much closer to a full gaming system than the past model. The drawback still is the extreme price tag that is nearly a thousand dollars more than many similarly performance equipped systems. Sure, they may not be as light, thin or feature its unique trackpad and customizable keys, but price still is a mjor factor for many buyers.
Most Portable 17 inch Gaming Laptop Available Today
So, is the Razer Blade for you? If you want the most powerful Ivy Bridge, Kepler-infused Gaming Laptop on the market as of right now, then no. Its not the most powerful, not by a long shot. That was never Razer's goal. But if you are in the market for the most portable, most unique, and in my opinion, most attractive 17" gaming laptop currently available, then look no further than the Razer Blade.
High quality display
The G74SX-91079V confirms the impressions of the previous review. Compared to other gaming notebooks the list of positive aspects is relatively long. Starting with the 120 Hz capable Full-HD display, which appeals with an exceptionally high brightness, a matte surface, and 3D support.
Solid audio quality with THX software
With the G74SX-A2, ASUS has updated its desktop gaming notebook in all the right ways. While the changes to the chassis are subtle, the design feels fresh and is comfortable to use for long stretches. Inside, the SSD, quad-core CPU, and one of Nvidia's most powerful GPUs mean that gamers won't be wanting for performance, either.
High Performance Hardware
The ASUS G74SX-A1 is the latest release in the Republic of Gamers line, which has proven to be extremely popular among gamers due to the high performance hardware and aggressive price. The ASUS G74SX-A1 packs a quad-core Intel Core i7-2630QM processor that offers speed in a variety of tasks. The system also features 12GB of DDR3 1333MHz memory and a Blu-ray drive that works well with the full HD display.
This "mobile" gaming machine really does have everything you need for on-the-go power-computing, even though it weighs almost as much as a lightweight desktop. Asus packs a lot of power into the Asus G74SX, and the system has a fairly svelte body to boot. Now, if only we can get a review model that doesn't have a faulty LED backlight.
High performance, Ample RAM, Not very power hungry
Since the price-performance ratio is very good, we are inclined to overlook some of the weaknesses. Overall we can recommend the system - with some caveats. Competing (and similarly equipped) models, like the Dell Inspiron 17R-SE or Lenovo G780 retail for 50 to 100 Euro more. On the other hand, there's competition from within: the less expensive HP Pavilion g7-2051sg is probably sufficient for many users.
Long Running Times, Blu-ray Drive
HP's updated Pavilion dv7-6c80us has both good and bad aspects compared to the previous models it replaces. It gets a slight speed bump of its quad core Core i7 processor and the memory moves to 8GB. This helps its general overall performance a bit but is only noticeable in demanding applications. Battery life is still above average thanks to the large battery pack. Unfortunately, HP has decided that this model should not have a dedicated graphics system.
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