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MSI GP70 2QE
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MSI GP70 2QE 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 2QE have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the GP70 2QE has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 786 user and expert reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

Quite Big Screen Size

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GP70 2QE have screen sizes of between 13" and 19". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GP70 2QE has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst gaming laptops 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 typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the GP70 2QE has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 2QE. The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GP70 2QE range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.9GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI GP70 Leopard is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GP70 2QE, the GP70 2QE has a front camera.

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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

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

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the GP70 2QE the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM. The GP70 2QE has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The GP70 2QE has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the portable PCs of this age and spec. This laptop is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of this age and type which 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 this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the GP70 2QE has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP70 2QE. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GP70 2QE have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GP70 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated.

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

The MSI GP70 2QE is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GP70 2QE have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the GP70 2QE has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GP70 2QE.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GP70 2QE has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP70 2QE do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GP70 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP70 2QE the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the MSI GP70 2QE has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GP70 2QE.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at 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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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the GP70 2QE has one of the smallest processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP70 2QE range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 5.6MB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GP70 2QE which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 3 megabytes, the GP70 2QE has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year. The smallest cache memory of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 2QE is 3MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GP70 2QE has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 2QE the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 2QE have between four and seven processor threads, including the GP70 2QE which has four processor threads.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GP70 2QE is a two built-in speaker portable PC.

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Thick

With a height of 39 millimeters, the MSI GP70 2QE is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 2QE. Across all the gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GP70 2QE the heights range from 17mm to 49mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The GP70 2QE has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI GP70 2QE has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

The GP70 2QE has a pretty average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GP70 2QE.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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

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Processor Thread
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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Memory Slot
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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 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
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi i54210, msi i54210h, 2qeleopard641, 2qeleopard641u, 2qeleopard641uk
Barcodes 04719072387150, 04719072387167, 04719072387174, 04719072387181, 04719072389260, 04719072392987

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