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MSI GE70 2QD
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MSI GE70 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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19 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 gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE70 2QD is 900MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The MSI GE70 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 2QD.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the MSI GE70 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the GE70 2QD. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 2QD range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average MSI gaming laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by MSI.

Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 2QD is 16", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The GE70 2QD has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the GE70 2QD has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GE70 2QD has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE70 2QD. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very High Speaker Power

At 8 Watts, the GE70 2QD has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GE70 2QD. The average speaker power of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2.4W.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The GE70 2QD has more built-in speakers than most of the comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC is a four built-in speaker laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE70 2QD which only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the GE70 2QD has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The GE70 2QD is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 2QD only have one USB 2.0 port.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the GE70 2QD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE70 2QD is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GE70 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GE70 2QD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GE70 2QD has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE70 2QD range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE70 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the GE70 2QD also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The MSI GE70 2QD has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the G751JL (12GB and higher rated), or the G771JM (12GB and higher rated) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB and higher rated).

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GE70 2QD which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE70 2QD is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the GE70 2QD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE70 2QD.

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Thick

The thinnest gaming laptop that was launched more than a year ago is 17mm thick and the thickest is 49mm. At 39 millimeters, the MSI GE70 2QD is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GE70 2QD.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GE70 2QD over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The GE70 2QD has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The GE70 2QD has a relatively standard total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE70 2QD.

Alternative 1.1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus GL771JW which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 3 kilograms, the GE70 2QD has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE70 2QD.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec 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

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
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
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
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 Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qd818xtr, 2qdapache698, 2qdapache800, 2qdapache836, 2qdapache701, 2qdapache700, 2qdapache818, 2qdapache699, 2qdapache801, 2qdapache700b, 2qdapache818x, 2qdapache699n, 2qdapache801l, 2qdapache698n, 4719072386955, 2qdapache800b, 2qdapache836u, 2qdapache701l, 2qdapache801lu, 2qdapache698ne, 2qdapache800be, 2qdapache836uk, 2qdapache701lu, 2qdapache700be, 2qdapache818xt, 2qdapache699nl, 2qdapache818xtr
Barcodes 04719072386955, 04719072386962, 04719072386979, 04719072386986, 04719072390488, 04719072392925

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Alienware 13 vs MSI GE70 2QD
Alienware 13
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
MSI GE70 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
£ 1,993.54
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One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
900g Lighter
Only Two Processor Cores
3x Lower Speaker Power

Alienware 15 vs MSI GE70 2QD

Alienware 15 vs MSI GE70 2QD
Alienware 15
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
MSI GE70 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
£ 1,225.26
Expert Reviews Are a Bit Better
Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
34% Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Only Two Processor Cores
Smaller Processor Cache

Alienware 15 vs MSI GE70 2QD

Alienware 15 vs MSI GE70 2QD
Alienware 15
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
MSI GE70 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
£ 1,469.36
Expert Reviews Are a Little Better
Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
34% Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Only Two Built-In Speakers
Five Times Lower Speaker Power
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