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MSI GS70 2QC

MSI GS70 2QC 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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13 Reasons For

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it considered that it was aesthetic. Saif said “Looks] // Although it may sound stupid, I believe one of the most important factors when buying a laptop is ensuring it looks aesthetically pleasing”.

One MSI GS70 2QC reviewer who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Saif rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this laptop “The GS70 definitely does that! -[Keyboard] // Never have I been so pleased with a laptop keyboard! Not only does it look beautiful.”.

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Easy to Use

One person who bought this laptop wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Saif mentioned on Amazon “Other games like GTA V on almost full settings”.

Good for Gaming

One person who reviewed the MSI GS70 2QC mentioned that it was good for gaming.

Good Battery Life

One MSI GS70 2QC reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Saif said “It would be nice to a larger battery/more efficient in a laptop” in their review.

Good Brand

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 2QC has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GS70 2QC also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Asus G750JS, the MSI GT72 2QD, or the Alienware 13 which has better reviews.

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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 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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SSD Storage Media

The MSI GS70 2QC has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS70 2QC.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus G551JM, the MSI GS30 2M, or the Lenovo Y50-70.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between two and three number of built-in speakerss, however the GS70 2QC has four number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The MSI GS70 2QC has one of the bigger battery capacitys (5,400 milliamperes * hour) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The battery capacitys of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS70 2QC range from 54mAh to 6,000mAh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard. The GS70 2QC is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Y50-70, or the Y50-70 both from Lenovo or the Asus G751J which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS70 2QC is 120GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 2QC has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS70 2QC.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the GS60 2QC, or the GS30 2M both from MSI which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Y70-70 Touch (256GB), or the Y50-70 (512GB) both from Lenovo or the Razer Blade (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the GS70 2QC has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS70 2QC do not have a touchscreen. The GS70 2QC is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might want to look at including the Y70-70, or the Y50-70 both from Lenovo or the HP 15-5005np which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The GS70 2QC has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS70 2QC have internal memorys of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the GP70 Leopard Pro, or the GP60 2QE both from MSI or the Asus G750JS.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the GT72 Dominator G-1668 (16GB), or the GT80 2QE (16GB) both from MSI or the Asus G751JL (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the GS70 2QC has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the GS70 2QC has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other 17.3" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the GP70 Leopard, and the GP70 2QE both from MSI or the Asus G750JS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the MSI GT80 2QE (18.4" and higher rated).

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the GS70 2QC has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 2QC.

There are a number of other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the GS60 2QC, or the GE62 2QF both from MSI or the Lenovo Y70-70 Touch which has better reviews.

If this gaming laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the GT72 Dominator G-1668 (2.7GHz), or the GE72 2QD (2.7GHz) both from MSI or the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the GS70 2QC has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the GS70 2QE, the GS70 2QC, or the GS70 all from MSI which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Processor Series
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Memory
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Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
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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
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 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
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 015, msi 4720, msi 015u, msi 015uk, msi 4720h, msi 4720hq, msi p228467, msi p228467p, gs702qc001jp, 2qcstealth001, 2qcstealth001j, 2qcstealth001jp

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