MSI GE70 gaming laptop now available from £800

The MSI GE70 gaming laptop is part of the Gaming G Series, a family of notebooks dedicated to gamers with some cracking hardware but also a hefty but reasonable a price tag.

SaveOnLaptops sells it for £800 on eBay with 799 Nectar points and free delivery plus it comes with two-year warranty. Inside the chassis is a powerful Intel Core i7-3630QM processor. That is a quad-core monster clocked at 2.4GHz with 6MB L3 cache and a turbo-boost speed of up to 3.4GHz.

Other features include a 17.3in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display, Windows 8, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB hard disk drive, a dedicated graphics card (an Nvidia Geforce GT650M with 2GB of RAM, a Blu-ray drive, Wi-Fi, a GbE port, Bluetooth 4.0, a card reader, a webcam, three USB ports, a VGA and HDMI ports and a battery life of up to four hours.

As expected, this laptop is fairly heavy at just over 2.8Kg (but quite slim) plus it comes with a dedicated numeric keypad and what MSI calls a keyboard made for gamers. There are a few improvements that could have been made to it including having solid state drives (or maybe two hard drives in RAID-0).