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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the MSI GS70 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GS70 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. The MSI GS70 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI portable PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The MSI GS70 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GS70. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS70 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. The MSI GS70 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GS30 2M.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GS70 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS70. Gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GS70 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM.

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Four Built-In Speakers

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GS70 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.6 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 3.5GHz.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GS70 is a two mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70 only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GS70 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Thin

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS70 have heights of between 17mm and 49mm, and the average height is 30mm. The MSI GS70 is fairly thin (only 21.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS70. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GS70 range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS70, the MSI GS70 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GS70, the MSI GS70 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the MSI GS70 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS70 the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. The MSI GS70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GS70.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS70 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,224.94) (2.7GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GS70 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GS70 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 laptops that are a similar 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
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Series
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
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)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(107)
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

(2)
Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Josh | 11 Comments
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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…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro236, msi 2q, 2qeste, msi 64, pro450, 2qestea, msi 64b, pro450i, pro236n, msi 2qe, pro450it, pro236ne, msi 2qes, 2qesteal, msi 64bi, msi 2qest, 2qestealt, msi 64bit, edition231, msi 2qeste, edition238, msi pro450, 2qestealth, edition237
Barcodes 00804904126404, 04719072375423, 04719072375881, 04719072375898, 04719072385224, 04719072386450

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