MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops MSI is one of the superior brands.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the GP70 2QE of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 2QE the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 400MHz.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The GP70 2QE has a quite big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GP70 2QE. The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and type is 13" and the biggest is 19".
Fairly Fast Processor Frequency
Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the GP70 2QE has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GP70 2QE, the GP70 2QE has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.
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HD HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GP70 2QE only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the GP70 2QE has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The GP70 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GP70 2QE also do not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Asus G751J which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The GP70 2QE is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memorys of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. The GP70 2QE has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GP70 2QE do not have a touchscreen. The MSI GP70 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.
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Only Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The MSI GP70 2QE has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.
This laptop's processor family (Intel Core i5) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GP70 2QE.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7.
Very Small Cache Memory
The GP70 2QE has one of the smaller cache memorys (only 3 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The cache memorys of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP70 2QE range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.2MB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the MSI GP70 2QE's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GP70 2QE have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 5.7MB.
Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Only Four Processor Threadss
Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GP70 2QE have between four and seven processor threadss, including the GP70 2QE which has four processor threadss.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when MSI released the GP70 2QE.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the GP70 2QE has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the GP70 2QE has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the G771JM (12GB and higher rated), or the G751JL (12GB and higher rated) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB and higher rated).
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With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GP70 2QE has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GP70 2QE.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
HDD Storage Media
This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out 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.
Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the Asus G771JM which has better reviews.