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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.5TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Very Thin

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.

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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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3 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Average Weight

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.

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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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Specification

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Processor Series
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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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
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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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
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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
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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)
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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
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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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qeste, pro253, pro233, msi 2x, pro233n, msi 2xs, 2qestea, pro253u, msi 2xss, 2qesteal, pro253uk, pro233nl, 2qestealt, msi 2xssd, edition234, msi i74720, msi 2xssdh, edition232, 2qestealth, edition235, edition235l, edition234b, 001773sku12, msi i74720h
Barcodes 04053162830356, 04719072367091, 04719072375799, 04719072375805, 04719072375812, 04719072375829, 04719072377885, 04719072377960, 04719072377977, 04719072377984

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