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MSI GE70 2QD
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MSI GE70 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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MSI GE70 2QD GTX 950M Notebook Review, Benchmark, GTA V & BF4 game play
Review: msi GE70 2QD

18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Good Brand

Based on 625 user and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its notebook PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The MSI GE70 2QD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE70 2QD is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the GE70 2QD has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70 2QD. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the MSI GE70 2QD has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average display diagonal of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GE70 2QD is 16", and the display diagonals range from 13" to 19".

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE70 2QD is 960GB. The GE70 2QD has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GE70 2QD.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE70 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 2QD.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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HD HD Type

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

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Very High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of a similar age and type to the GE70 2QD is 2.4W. With an speaker power of 8 Watts, the MSI GE70 2QD's speaker power is one of the highest amongst comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 2QD.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The GE70 2QD is a four number of built-in speakers laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 2QD only have between two and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 6 megabytes, the MSI GE70 2QD has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average cache memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE70 2QD is 5.1MB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The GE70 2QD is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE70 2QD only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the GE70 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The MSI GE70 2QD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the GE70 2QD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 2QD is 3.2GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GE70 2QD does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE70 2QD also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE70 2QD is 13GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the GE70 2QD has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB), or the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The GE70 2QD is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GE70 2QD have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 2QD that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the GE70 2QD's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GE70 2QD over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 2QD has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70 2QE[plb_2937647_price] (2.7GHz).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3 kilograms, the GE70 2QD has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GE70 2QD.

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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 came out more than a year ago.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. 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
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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GE70 2QD

MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GE70 2QD
MSI GS70 2QE
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
MSI GE70 2QD
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
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Vastly Thinner
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Bigger Internal Memory
100MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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