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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

The MSI GS70 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 3 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.5GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook PCs and also specifically for MSI many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the MSI GS70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS70 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 16". With a screen size of 17 inches, the MSI GS70 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) (17.3"), or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (£921.47) (17.3").

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. The MSI GS70 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS70.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Probook 470.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£926.99) (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS70 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the Precision M4800, the Precision M4800, or the Precision M4800 all from DELL which is cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS70 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the MSI GS70 has eight processor threads.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS70 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS70 that we have checked the hard drive speed of, the MSI GS70's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GS70 has more mini DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS70. This portable PC is a two mini DisplayPort notebook PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70 which only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GS70 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS70 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 3,072 megabytes, the MSI GS70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB.

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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 that have been on the market for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 laptops of this age and type.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Precision M4800, or the Precision M4800 both from DELL or the HP ENVY 15 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GS70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 15 (£926.99) or the Fujitsu LifeBook AH564.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Wide

At 418.5 millimeters, the MSI GS70 is fairly wide compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS70. The average width of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS70 is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MSI portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the MSI GS70 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Envy 15, and the ZBook 15 both from HP or the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP ENVY 15 (2.5GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 14 7000 (2.5GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS70.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Probook 470 is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£926.99) (16GB and higher rated); or the HP ENVY 15 (12GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GS70 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GS70.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 (£805.80) (2.7kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 15 (£696.97).

If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
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 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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 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
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(109)
12 January 2016

Whenever someone mentions gaming laptops, there are a few things that are always associated with them: heavy, thick, and most of all, unwieldy. With so many gaming laptops in the market that are... Read more…

Great gaming performance
Plenty of storage
Slim for a 17 inch gaming laptop
High system performance
Very good gaming performance
Serious heat issues
Poor battery life
No touchscreen
Display with extreme blue cast
Strange keyboard layout
17 December 2015

The MSI GS70 6QE Stealth Pro Gaming Notebook retails at RM 8,999. It's power-packed, feature-rich and it comes with 2-years warranty. What you get in this package is a system that's build for...

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High system performance, very good gaming performance, stylish metal case, matte FHD display, many display ports
SSD HDD, slim and comparatively lightweight
Great GPU performance, good amount of fast storage, relatively portable
Desktopgrade specifications
Highend GTX 970M GPU
Very hot under load, mediocre sound system, limited access to internal components
Hot, loud, average CPU performance
1080p TN panel
High heat output
Middling battery life
7 November 2015

In review: MSI GS70 6QE Stealth Pro. Test device courtesy of notebooksbillger.deThe MSI GS70 offers a powerful processor and a high-performance GPU. Together, these hardware components turn the...

14 October 2015

There's a lot to like about the Skylake powered MSI GS70 if you're after a gaming laptop ? as well as a few problems.Over at PC World, I've reviewed the latest iteration of MSI's GS70 gaming... Read more…

14 October 2015

MSI's GS70 is an interesting gaming machine, with a very slight nod towards portability thanks to its thin profile, at least as far as gaming laptops are concerned. There's plenty of grunt under... Read more…

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Michael Davison
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent computer, I have been using it for about a year now. I was looking for a laptop that could handle high-end gaming & streaming, which this laptop has been more than capable of doing. MSI... Read more…

Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Alisa

Failed twice in a year.

Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Sam

Bought this laptop over a year ago and have yet to have any complaints about it! The design is sleek and elegant while the case provides a sense of robust quality which other laptops fail at with... Read more…

Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Josh | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 19 September 2015 by Saif
(Verified Purchase)

First of all, this is my second GS70, as the first got dead pixels within the first month. Also, it was advertised to be shipped with two SSDs - however this is NOT the case. Maybe they have fixed... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi gtx965, msi i76700, gs702pei781, msi gtx965m, msi i76700h, msi i76700hq
Barcodes 04719072340391

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