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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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16 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 around for around the same time as it.

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

Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GS70 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the MSI GS70 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Good Brand

On average MSI gaming laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by MSI.

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

The MSI GS70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS70 is 900MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the MSI GS70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GS70. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS70 range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS70 range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB. The MSI GS70 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,128 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS70.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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HD HD Type

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

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The MSI GS70 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.6 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The processor boost frequencys of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS70 range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GS70 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst gaming laptops of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS70 only have between two and three number of built-in speakerss, however the MSI GS70 has four number of built-in speakerss.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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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 laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS70, the MSI GS70 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 2 Watts, the MSI GS70 has one of the lower speaker powers amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The speaker powers of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS70 range from 1.5W to 8W.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This gaming laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the MSI GS70 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI GS70 has a fairly standard internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70.

Alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price].

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS70 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GS70 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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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Storage
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
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3G
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Processor Special Features
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
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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
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(109)
12 January 2016

Whenever someone mentions gaming laptops, there are a few things that are always associated with them: heavy, thick, and most of all, unwieldy. With so many gaming laptops in the market that are... Read more…

Great gaming performance
Plenty of storage
Slim for a 17 inch gaming laptop
High system performance
Very good gaming performance
Serious heat issues
Poor battery life
No touchscreen
Display with extreme blue cast
Strange keyboard layout
17 December 2015

The MSI GS70 6QE Stealth Pro Gaming Notebook retails at RM 8,999. It's power-packed, feature-rich and it comes with 2-years warranty. What you get in this package is a system that's build for...

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High system performance, very good gaming performance, stylish metal case, matte FHD display, many display ports
SSD HDD, slim and comparatively lightweight
Great GPU performance, good amount of fast storage, relatively portable
Desktopgrade specifications
Highend GTX 970M GPU
Very hot under load, mediocre sound system, limited access to internal components
Hot, loud, average CPU performance
1080p TN panel
High heat output
Middling battery life
7 November 2015

In review: MSI GS70 6QE Stealth Pro. Test device courtesy of notebooksbillger.deThe MSI GS70 offers a powerful processor and a high-performance GPU. Together, these hardware components turn the...

14 October 2015

There's a lot to like about the Skylake powered MSI GS70 if you're after a gaming laptop ? as well as a few problems.Over at PC World, I've reviewed the latest iteration of MSI's GS70 gaming... Read more…

14 October 2015

MSI's GS70 is an interesting gaming machine, with a very slight nod towards portability thanks to its thin profile, at least as far as gaming laptops are concerned. There's plenty of grunt under... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Michael Davison
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent computer, I have been using it for about a year now. I was looking for a laptop that could handle high-end gaming & streaming, which this laptop has been more than capable of doing. MSI... Read more…

Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Alisa

Failed twice in a year.

Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Sam

Bought this laptop over a year ago and have yet to have any complaints about it! The design is sleek and elegant while the case provides a sense of robust quality which other laptops fail at with... Read more…

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 pro236, msi 2q, 2qeste, msi 64, pro450, 2qestea, msi 64b, pro450i, pro236n, msi 2qe, pro450it, pro236ne, msi 2qes, 2qesteal, msi 64bi, msi 2qest, 2qestealt, msi 64bit, edition231, msi 2qeste, edition238, msi pro450, 2qestealth, edition237
Barcodes 00804904126404, 04719072375423, 04719072375881, 04719072375898, 04719072385224, 04719072386450

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