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MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Gaming Laptop Review (Page 5)

By: Trace Hagan from Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:01 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: MSI

Accessory Port Layout and Performance

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The left side, from back to front, features the heatsink exhaust, two USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, another USB 3.0 port and four various audio jacks.

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The right side, from back to front, features the disk drive and two USB 2.0 ports.

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The backside, from left to right, features the Kensington lock, power port, Ethernet port, VGA port, Display port and HDMI port.

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The GT70 produces an average USB 2.0 read speed of 29.7 MB/s, which is neither particularly high nor low. The system performs about average.

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The trend continues with USB 2.0 write speed. The GT70 pushes out an average of 21.9 MB/s, again putting it in the middle of the pack.

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As far as USB 3.0 performance goes, the MSI GT70 falls behind the pack, producing the slowest average read speed we've seen from any system with a throughput of just 76.7 MB/s.

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The trend continues with USB 3.0 write speeds, putting the system squarely in last place with an average write speed of just 84.8 MB/s.

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