Congrats to lebarle who won the MSI Z77A-GD65 from our last giveaway. As I hinted at last time however, if you didn't win or aren't in need of a new motherboard, MSI had something special planned for us: a quad-core Ivy Bridge notebook to give away.

It's the MSI GT70, a 17.3-inch 1080p gaming notebook with a Core i7-3610QM CPU (quad-core Ivy Bridge, 2.3GHz base clock, 3.3GHz max turbo). The system comes with an insane amount of memory - 12GB of DDR3-1600. There's a 750GB 7200RPM internal hard drive with more than enough space for all of your games. As a gaming notebook, it's no surprise that MSI outfitted the GT70 with a GeForce GTX 670M (40nm GF110 based design) and 3GB of GDDR5. By all accounts this should be one powerful gaming notebook. The full specs are below:

MSI System Specs
  MSI GT70 0NC
CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM
Memory 12GB DDR3-1600
Chipset Intel HM77
GPU Memory 3GB GDDR5
Audio THX TruStudio PRO, Dynaudio Premium Speakers w/ Subwoofer
Storage 750GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Drive
Wireless Bluetooth + 802.11b/g/n WiFi
Card Reader 7-in-1 Card Reader
Webcam 720p HD Webcam
USB 3 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Video Port VGA x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1
Audio Port Mic in, headphone out
Dimensions 16.85" x 11.34" x 2.17", 8.6 lbs
Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

To enter the contest simply respond to this post with comment telling MSI how you'd use this notebook if you won.


Now the rules. This contest is only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. Secondly, you are only allowed to enter once.

Entries will be accepted from 11:59 PM ET on May 24, 2012 through 12:01 AM ET on May 31, 2012. Winners will be selected by June 2, 2012.

Good luck everyone :)

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  • hardhat2 - Saturday, May 26, 2012 - link

    I would create amazing 3d models for skyrim mods if I won this awesome laptop.
  • spe1491 - Friday, May 25, 2012 - link

    This would be first laptop I'd have with true gaming capability, so than my curent desktop even!
    I would game everywhere i could with it!
  • Macdonldabar - Sunday, May 27, 2012 - link

    Would have been my ist laptop.WOuld use it to full potential.Thank you.
  • Karl08 - Saturday, May 26, 2012 - link

    I would also stop using my old PC & use this for all.
  • Huty65 - Sunday, May 27, 2012 - link

    I am thinking the same.Finally i can quit using desktop & immerse myself into a whole new world!
  • Flac Vest - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - link

    The laptop would allow me to game anywhere; from the coffee shops around campus to tables at a friend's house; I would no longer be confined to my room when the urge to slay dragons or frag foes arose.
  • rabosi - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - link

    Being able to play the latest games on the go would be simply fantastic!
  • skwareballz - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - link

    I'd just use it to play Doom at 1000 FPS.
  • magnetik - Friday, May 25, 2012 - link

    I would use this notebook to play Battlefield 3 prominently in the entrance of my University's library. When people come by, in awe of the intense graphical power, and ask me what kind of notebook it is, I'll just point at the logo and say, "MSI baby... MSI"
  • freezervv - Friday, May 25, 2012 - link

    I would use it to warm my lap for those cold winter nights...

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