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MSI GS70 2QE
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MSI GS70 2QE 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 notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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

The GS70 2QE is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS70 2QE have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the GS70 2QE has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS70 2QE is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Gaming laptops built by MSI have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the GS70 2QE has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS70 2QE. The average screen size of laptops of this type and age is 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 2.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the GS70 2QE has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS70 2QE.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 2QE has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70 2QE.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The GS70 2QE is a four built-in speaker notebook PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GS70 2QE has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC compared to most of the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS70 2QE which only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the GS70 2QE has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GS70 2QE is 2.7GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Thin

The heights of gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 17mm to 49mm. With a height of only 21.8 millimeters, the MSI GS70 2QE is one of the thinner portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS70 2QE amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS70 2QE do not have a full-size keyboard. The GS70 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs 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

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the MSI GS70 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the GS70 2QE has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this gaming laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 2QE has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the G771JM (12GB), or the G751JL (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the GS70 2QE has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70 2QE.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. 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
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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 Data Rate
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 pro263, pro272, 2qeste, pro263u, pro272x, 2qestea, pro263uk, pro272xu, 2qesteal, pro272xua, 2qestealt, edition419, edition420, 2qestealth, edition402, edition445, edition402a, edition445e, edition419r, edition420r, edition419ru, gs702qe445es, edition420ru, edition402au, edition445es
Barcodes 04719072377915, 04719072384982, 05054629839843

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£ 1,699.00
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