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MSI GS70 2QC 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The GS70 2QC is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The GS70 2QC has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS70 2QC is 1,200MHz.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GS70 2QC has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70 2QC have screen sizes of between 13" and 19".

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the MSI GS70 2QC has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Asus G771JM which has better reviews 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 the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 gaming laptops that came out 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 gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GS70 2QC has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS70 2QC.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GS70 2QC is a four built-in speaker portable PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GS70 2QC has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GS70 2QC only have one mini DisplayPort, however this MSI laptop has two mini DisplayPorts.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 2QC have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GS70 2QC which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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 commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Thin

The GS70 2QC is quite thin (only 21.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 2QC. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS70 2QC have heights of between 17mm and 49mm, and the average height is 30mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The GS70 2QC has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS70 2QC is 7.8GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS70 2QC does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS70 2QC also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GS70 2QC does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GS70 2QC also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The GS70 2QC has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS70 2QC range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the G771JM (12GB), or the G751JL (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70 2QC range from 2GB to 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GS70 2QC has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70 2QC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the GS70 2QC has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 2QC have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

This gaming laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the GS70 2QC has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the GS70 2QC has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70 2QC.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the GS70 2QC has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 2QC.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that are a comparable age 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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
Mini DisplayPort
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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 2qcste, 2qcstea, 2qcsteal, 2qcstealt, edition002, 2qcstealth, edition002x, edition002xf, 2qcstealth015, 2qcstealth008, edition002xfr, 2qcstealth008x, 2qcstealth015u, 2qcstealth015uk, 2qcstealth008xf, 2qcstealth008xfr
Barcodes 04719072387747, 04719072388744, 04719072393106

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