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MSI GE70 Apache Pro 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 553 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its notebook PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The GE70 Apache Pro has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The GE70 Apache Pro has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE70 Apache Pro.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GE70 Apache Pro supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This MSI portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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

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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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very High Speaker Power

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the GE70 Apache Pro's speaker power of 8 Watts is one of the highest. Gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro have speaker powers of between 1.5W and 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.3W.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 150 Mbit/s to 440 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 270 Mbit/s. The GE70 Apache Pro has one of the fastest wi-Fi data rate (max)s (433 megabits per second) amongst 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 typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

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

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 3.2GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro do not have a touchscreen. The GE70 Apache Pro is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GE70 Apache Pro the processor frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.5GHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE70 Apache Pro the processor boost frequencys range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. At only 3.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70 Apache Pro

Released Over Three Years Ago

MSI released the GE70 Apache Pro over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The GE70 Apache Pro has a pretty typical display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro.

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Average Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE70 Apache Pro.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 12GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the GE70 Apache Pro has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(16)
20 November 2014

Avforums.com

A gaming laptop at its core, the MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro -265UK, to give its full title, has been high on our wishlist for a long time. Our previous laptop reviews have covered manufacturers such... Read more…

21 August 2014

The new and more power-efficient GTX 800M series of GPUs from nVidia has given rise to a new generation of slimmer, lighter gaming laptops in recent months. However, the GE70 2PE Apache Pro is a... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

MSI's bombastically titled GE70 2PE Apache Pro serves up serious gaming power in a 17.3in chassis. With a quad-core Core i7 processor alongside one of Nvidia's latest GTX 800 Series GPUs, the... Read more…

11 April 2014

A power-packed 17.3in gaming laptop and capable desktop replacement, the Apache Pro provides plenty of bang for your buck...

Alphr.com

12 March 2014

An extremely powerful gaming laptop in a stylish chassis...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Konstantinos R.
(Verified Purchase)

Got exactly what I paid for and I'm happy. Great for anybody on the go who still needs to play games at a respectable level. It's not too gaudy so you won't be embarrassed bringing it into the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Pedro I.
(Verified Purchase)

I have yet to have my internet fully fixed after two days of working on it. Hopefully it will be fixed soon...

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Kevin S.
(Verified Purchase)

Get a laptop cooler with this if you plan on playing newer games. as its only 6.6/7 LB it lacks the extra cooling power then the Heavier Gaming laptops hitting 9-10LB...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by David Y.
(Verified Purchase)

I turned this on once to set it up. Turned it off to go buy a usb for recovery and wouldn't boot back up. Will contact customer tomorrow and update this review...

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Andrew J.
(Verified Purchase)

The computer should have been checked before being shipped to the distributor...

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