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MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2: The most powerful workstation around?

The MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 is a beast. In whatever ways you look at it. It weighs a mammoth 4Kg and yet can last only four hours with power management. It is thick and more importantly, uber expensive, compared to traditional laptops.

But this is no classic laptop. The GT70 Dragon Edition 2 is part of a new breed of devices that come with Intel's fourth generation Haswell processors. And that particular model sports one of the more powerful Haswell CPUs the Intel Core i7-4930MX, which is a quad-core processor clocked at 3GHz with a turbo boost of up to 3.9GHz and 6MB cache.

Other features include 16GB of RAM, three 128GB SSD in RAID-0 plus a 750GB HDD with a 7,200RPM spinning speed, a 17.3in full HD anti-glare display, Windows 8, a Blu-ray writer, a dedicated Nvidia Geforce GTX780M GPU with a whopping 4GB of GDDR5 memory, a Bigfoot Killer E2200 GbE card, five USB ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, VGA, HDMI, Displayport, a two year warranty plus as freebies, a Steelseries Headset, a gaming mouse and a gaming rucksack.

A powerful gaming and working workstation. That's the least you can expect when you spend £3,236 at Saveonlaptops for this MSI GT70 Dragon Series 2 laptop.

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