This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
Gaming laptops manufactured by MSI have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.
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 have been around for around the same time as it.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,512 gigabyte, the MSI GS70 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB.
Has a Front Camera
The MSI GS70 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus G771JM which has better reviews.
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Two Installed SSDs
The MSI GS70 is a two installed SSD portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago have between one and three installed SSDs.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 54mAh to 7,400mAh. With a battery capacity of 5,400 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GS70 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.
4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
1.4 HDMI Version
This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
The thinnest notebook PC that was released around the same time as the GS70 is 17mm thick and the thickest is 49mm. The MSI GS70 is one of the thinner similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70 (only 21.8 millimeters) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GS70 do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the MSI GS70 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.
6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70
Released Over Two Years Ago
This gaming laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
The MSI GS70 has a pretty typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to 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 gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GS70.
If this MSI notebook PC 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 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.
With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GS70 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 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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