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MSI GE70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

MSI gaming laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the MSI GE70 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GE70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This MSI portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GE70 is a four built-in speaker notebook PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70, the MSI GE70 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GE70 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50 (£1,081.73).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 49 watt-hours, the MSI GE70 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70 the battery capacities range from 45Wh to 6,000Wh.

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9 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GE70.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GE70 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GE70.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this MSI portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70 (£806.00) (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE70 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE70 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this gaming laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GE70 (12GB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GE70 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the MSI GE60 (2.4kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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L3 Cache
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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 Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
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Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(55)
20 November 2014

Avforums.com

A gaming laptop at its core, the MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro -265UK, to give its full title, has been high on our wishlist for a long time. Our previous laptop reviews have covered manufacturers such... Read more…

21 August 2014

The new and more power-efficient GTX 800M series of GPUs from nVidia has given rise to a new generation of slimmer, lighter gaming laptops in recent months. However, the GE70 2PE Apache Pro is a... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

MSI's bombastically titled GE70 2PE Apache Pro serves up serious gaming power in a 17.3in chassis. With a quad-core Core i7 processor alongside one of Nvidia's latest GTX 800 Series GPUs, the... Read more…

By the power of GDDR5 The good and the bad are balanced in the GE70-2PCi785. Besides annoying austerity measures like the weak battery and sluggish hard drive, the ClickPad would primarily have to...

11 April 2014

A power-packed 17.3in gaming laptop and capable desktop replacement, the Apache Pro provides plenty of bang for your buck...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Konstantinos R.
(Verified Purchase)

Got exactly what I paid for and I'm happy. Great for anybody on the go who still needs to play games at a respectable level. It's not too gaudy so you won't be embarrassed bringing it into the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Pedro I.
(Verified Purchase)

I have yet to have my internet fully fixed after two days of working on it. Hopefully it will be fixed soon...

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Kevin S.
(Verified Purchase)

Get a laptop cooler with this if you plan on playing newer games. as its only 6.6/7 LB it lacks the extra cooling power then the Heavier Gaming laptops hitting 9-10LB...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by David Y.
(Verified Purchase)

I turned this on once to set it up. Turned it off to go buy a usb for recovery and wouldn't boot back up. Will contact customer tomorrow and update this review...

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Andrew J.
(Verified Purchase)

The computer should have been checked before being shipped to the distributor...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info 2qd836, ge702pei781, ge702pei781b, info 2qd836u, info 2qd836uk, info 9s7175912836, info i74720hq1tb128gb8gb6
Barcodes 04719072311599, 04719072328344, 04719072392925

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