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MSI GP70 2QE
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MSI GP70 2QE 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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9 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP70 2QE

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.

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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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Average Weight

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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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
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 ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
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 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
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)
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
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi i54210, msi i54210h, 2qeleopard499, 2qeleopard617, 2qeleopard641, 2qeleopard602, 2qeleopard601, 2qeleopard600, 2qeleopard601b, 2qeleopard600n, 2qeleopard499n, 2qeleopard617x, 2qeleopard641u, 2qeleopard602l, 2qeleopard499ne, 2qeleopard617xc, 2qeleopard641uk, 2qeleopard602lu, 2qeleopard601be, 2qeleopard600nl, 2qeleopard617xcz, gp702qe617xczleopard
Barcodes 04719072387150, 04719072387167, 04719072387174, 04719072387181, 04719072389260, 04719072392987

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4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
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100MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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