The Official MSI GT70-2OD Owner's Lounge

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  1. -=$tR|k3r=-

    -=$tR|k3r=- Notebook Virtuoso

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    ***The MSI GT70 2OD..... the next great SUPER POWER!***

    :hi2:Hi Folks, this will be a work in progress, and updated as more information becomes available.


    Welcome to the MSI GT70 2OD Owner’s Lounge! Officially released 02 June 2013, resellers have them in stock, and ready to ship! Order Yours Today, and Prepare to Dominate!

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    MSI GT70 2OD Models:

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    $1,999.00

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    $2,199.00 ($100 Mail-in rebate)

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    $2,499.00 ($100 Mail-in rebate)

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    $2,699.00

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    MSI GT70 2OD Product Links:

    MSI GT70 2OD: MSI Global | MSI Dragoon Army
    MSI GT70 Dragon 2 Edition: MSI Global | MSI Dragoon Army

    Specific models.....

    MSI GT70 2OD-064US
    MSI GT70 2OD-001US
    MSI GT70 2OD-019US
    MSI GT70 2OD-039US (Dragon 2 Edition)

    Where To Your MSI GT70 2OD Notebook:

    Friendly, reputable, and highly respected resellers, who freely volunteer their support to forum members:

    1.) GenTech PC | Website | MSI 17" notebook site page | Tel#: 1-800-990-7945 | email: service@gentechpc.com | Contact: Ken Lee

    2.) PowerNotebooks | Website | MSI notebook site page | Tel#: 1-877-711-1777 | email: Sales@PowerNotebooks.com | Contact: Donald Stratton

    3.) Xotic PC | Website | MSI notebook site page | Tel#: 1-877-289-9684 | email: sales@xoticpc.com | Contact: Justin Nolte

    4.) RK Computers | Website | MSI notebook site page | Tel#: 1-866-760-4998 | email: sales@rkcomputer.net | Contact: Rob M

    Where To Buy MSI Notebooks (U.S. & Canada) | Global

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    MSI Helpful Links:

    MSI Gaming

    MSI G-Zone (wallpaper, screensaver, videos, and more)

    MSI AfterBurner

    MSI Notebook Forum

    MSI Customer Service | Global

    MSI Notebook Warranty Information

    MSI Notebook Product Registration | Global

    Don't overlook MSI's warranty requirements folks! Registering the notebook is simple enough, but requires an extra step beyond 'online' registration. After doing this online, you will receive an email that states:

    I point this out because according to MSI's website, they must receive this within 30-days from the 'date of purchase'..... so don't delay! Also, after completing this process, I recommend later logging back onto the registration site, to follow-up on your warranty 'status'.

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    MSI GT70 2OD Related News:

    Most Powerful Gaming Weapons - New GT70/GT60 Gaming laptops | MSI Dragoon Army, 01 June 2013

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    Official MSI GT70 2OD Downloads:

    Bios

    Drivers

    Firmware

    Utilities

    Manual

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    Other Downloads:

    Dave Pearson's GT70 2OD FAN CONTROL v1.6.3

    NVIDIA GeForce Final Release Drivers

    NVIDIA GeForce Beta Release Drivers

    NVIDIA Control Panel User's Guide

    NVIDIA Optimus Whitepaper: A technical description of Optimus Technology and how it works.

    Latest NVFLASH for Windows & DOS

    MEMTEST86 Free Download

    MSI AfterBurner

    CPU-Z

    GPU-Z

    NVidia Inspector

    HWMonitor

    3DMark Vantage & 3DMark11

    AIDA64

    HD Tune

    Svet's Fermi / Kepler VBIOS/EC Tuner Version (2.71o) Now fully supports the GTX-780M! :D

    Treexy Driver Fusion (NEW!..... and replaces the ever popular, Phyxion 'Driver Sweeper')

    Piriform 'CCleaner' (Before cleaning with this tool, take note what you are specifically removing.)

    Magical Jelly Bean (product key finder)

    Throttle Stop 5.00

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    GT70 2OD Factory 'Stock' Hardware Info ***May vary and subject to change***

    Processor: The 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ

    Chipset: Mobile Intel® HM87 Express Chipset

    Wireless/Bluetooth card: Killer™ Wireless-N 1202

    Ethernet: Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform

    Screen Panel: Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) | ID: CMO1720 | Model: N173HGE-L11, Matte, Product Specifications

    HDD: Western Digital Black | Western Digital Blue (for the 1 TB HHD's)

    mSATA SSD: Sandisk X100 SD5SF2128G1014E | Firmware

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    Optical Drive: TSSTcorp (Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation) SN-506AB (BR-Reader), and SN-506BB (BR-Writer) | Firmware Download

    Memory Modules (DDR3 1600MHz): ADATA 8GB MIF4D1D167HZ1J

    Webcam: Acer Labs Incorporated (ALi), BisonCam NB Pro

    Touchpad: Synaptics | MSI : Which touchpad is in my notebook & drivers?

    Keyboard: SteelSeries

    Speakers: Dynaudio | Dynaudio and MSI

    USB 3.0 Host Controller: Intel (HM87 Express Chipset) | USB 3.0 Specification

    Thermal Paste: MX-2

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    Videos:





    2013 MSI GT70 2OD Dragon Edition 2

    MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 Review by NewEgg from USA

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    How To's:

    Touchpad not working when gaming, and simultaneously using keyboard?

    Are 'start-up' screens too fast to enter bios? This is how to enter the Legacy / UEFI BIOS.

    Windows 8 Tutorials, Quick Reference Index

    GT70 Disassembly Guide

    The SSD Review - The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned

    SuperRAID Performance Fine Tuning

    Guide on how to install the NVIDIA Display Driver under Windows 7/Windows Vista

    NVIDIA Driver Rollback/Removal Instructions

    Clean install of Nvidia drivers, NVIDIA Forums> Graphics Technology> GeForce GTX & ION Drivers

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    Benchmark Test Results:

    Other GT70 Thoughts: (please PM if you have other suggestions.)

    Suggested Backpacks or Cases:

    1.) The Everki Beacon Backpack..... a perfect fit! | At NewEgg | NewEgg Product Tour | At Amazon |

    2.) The Targus 17” XL Backpack | At NewEgg | At Amazon |

    3.) The Everki Lunar Laptop Bag | Everki Lunar Video | At NewEgg | At Amazon |

    4.) The Wenger 17" SwissGear Ibex Backpack | At NewEgg | At Amazon |

    Cool Tools, Options, & Helpful Additions:

    1.) The Patriot 128GB Supersonic Magnum USB 3.0 Flash Drive | At NewEgg | At Amazon | FOLKS! This thing is FAST!

    2.) The Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX | At NewEgg | At Amazon | This wireless mouse is fast, full featured, and works great on ANY surface (even glass). Also, the micro USB receiver can remain plugged-in to the laptop, 24/7.

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    ENJOY!

    -=$tr|k3r=-

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  2. -=$tR|k3r=-

    -=$tR|k3r=- Notebook Virtuoso

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    It has arrived, in all its splendor & glory, the MSI GT70 2OD-039US, Dragon 2 Edition!

    When taking these photos, try as I might, it was very difficult to capture the notebook’s stunning red-rouge color scheme, which is laden over the delicately brushed aluminum. The color and Dragon etchings seem to change with the angles or lighting. Trust me when I say, this model is a beauty to behold, and is sure to capture a surrounding audience.

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    Packaging is similar to previous models, though slimmer boxes, and the Dragon theme.

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    The notebook and accessories are also placed in MSI logo cloth bags, having a weave similar to the look of carbon fiber.

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    How it all unfolds….. a GT70 2OD Dragon 2 emerges, fully hatched!

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    The power brick, EXPOSED! 180-watt, as with previous models, but another very nice change that shows MSI has been listening….. a 90-degree angle plug!

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    The Dragon’s heart, EXPOSED! 11.1Vdc, 7800mAh, 87Wh.

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    Rear Ports (left to right): Kensington Lock, Power Connector, RJ-45 Connector, VGA, Mini-Display, and HDMI.

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    Right Side (left to right): 2x USB 2.0, BD Writer.

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    Left Side (left to right): 2x USB 3.0, Card Reader, USB 3.0 / eSATA Combo, and Audio Connectors.

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    Bottom View: Subwoofer, access panels, vents, and battery bay.

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    Front Status LED’s (left to right): Bluetooth, WLAN (WiFi), Battery, Sleep State, HDD or Optical activity.

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    The Dragon awakened….. stunningly GORGEOUS!

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    BATTLE STATIONS! The Command & Control Center. Touch-Bar controls & LED’s (left to right): Media Player, Cooler Boost, Keyboard LED Backlight Switch, Power Button, Airplane Mode, Display Off, ‘G’ Panel Button, Caps Lock LED, and Num Lock LED.

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    The BD Writer, ‘Standard’ in this model.

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    A beautifully finished brushed aluminum top-lid, with backlit MSI logo. This is the view most folks will see from across the room. Eye-candy for sure!

    Enjoy!

    -=$tr|k3r=-

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  3. ryzeki

    ryzeki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Very nice! I too will become a first owner of these new machines :D I can't wait!

    I shall work on my review upon receiving my unit :D Those improvement sound amazing! AWESOME multi display support! I was just drooling over that, since GX owners had that! I am interested too in the new heatsink design...
     
  4. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Early adapters will get the C1 stepping of the HM87 chipset that has the USB bug.

    The C2 stepping that corrects the bug is not expected until sometime in July.

    EDIT:I was also expecting 802.11ac wireless card options with the Haswell platform but that looks like it's not to be the case.

    Where's the big advantage over Ivy Bridge platform HM77?

    Is it the 6 SATA III device support?

    I don't know many folks that carry their 17.3" notebooks around so most are almost always on AC power and Optimus/Intel graphics is kind of moot.
     
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    Sata 6Gb/s, and new GPU haha. What's the USB bug?
     
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    I see, thank you for the info. Reading the article and Intel's declaration makes me feel at ease, it doesn't seem like something that will affect me. :)
     
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    Any ETA for these new models striker? :)
    I'm courious about the GT60 :p
     
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    Yeah I'm hoping for a GT60 model as well. Do you reckon it'll be similarly priced as the current GT60 403?
     
  10. -=$tR|k3r=-

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    @WhatsThePoint,

    The reported USB bug is of little consequence, and really amounts to little more than a nuisance, for those who allow their notebooks to 'stand-by' or 'sleep' with USB devices plugged-in. Besides, in spite of previous reporting, it is yet to be seen that the first-run GT70 2OD's are affected. Nonetheless, the little USB bug is not stopping me from gearing-up. Does anyone really need to explain the advantages of the GT70 2OD over previous GT70 models? You are a very smart guy, so I think not.... so just give-in..... YIELD..... spend the money..... submit to the hunger and go for it! You know you want to, and you'll have regrets if you don't, won't you? GEAR-UP SOLDIER! LOL!

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    @felix3650,

    To my knowledge, no official release date yet, but the little fly on my wall says very soon..... hence, my mine is already paid for, per se'. It's gonna be GOOD! SOON!

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