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MSI GE70 2PC
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MSI GE70 2PC 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 786 expert and owner reviews, MSI has good ratings for its portable PCs. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE70 2PC has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GE70 2PC.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GE70 2PC has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 2PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MSI GE70 2PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. Most gaming laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This notebook PC also have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 2PC.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The GE70 2PC has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC is a two USB 2.0 port laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GE70 2PC which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GE70 2PC is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus GL771JW is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GE70 2PC does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 2PC also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 49 watt-hours, the GE70 2PC has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE70 2PC. The smallest battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 2PC is 47Wh, the biggest is 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

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Thick

At 39 millimeters, the MSI GE70 2PC is quite thick compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE70 2PC. Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 2PC have heights of between 17mm and 49mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70 2PC

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The GE70 2PC has a relatively typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 2PC has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE70 2PC has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE70 2PC.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 3 kilograms, the MSI GE70 2PC has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GE70 2PC.

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Average Internal Memory

The GE70 2PC has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GE70 2PC.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the G751JL (12GB), or the G771JM (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2pcapache634, 2pcapache678, 2pcapache638, 2pcapache816, 2pcapache636, 2pcapache635, 2pcapache816x, 2pcapache636b, 2pcapache635n, 2pcapache634n, 2pcapache678x, ge702pc816xes, 2pcapache638h, 2pcapache634ne, 2pcapache678xp, 2pcapache638hu, 2pcapache816xe, 2pcapache636be, 2pcapache635nl, 2pcapache816xes, 2pcapache678xpl, msi 2pcapache816, msi 2pcapache816x, msi 2pcapache816xe, msi 2pcapache816xes
Barcodes 04719072376789, 04719072376796, 04719072376802, 04719072376826, 04719072384227, 04719072389864

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