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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.5TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop Recommended Recommended Hardware Techradar Recommended Design Award Expert Reviews Recommended
4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average MSI gaming laptops have good reviews as do all laptops produced by MSI.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The MSI GS70 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the total storage capacity of the MSI GS70 of 1,512 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The total storage capacitys of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS70 range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS70 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70. Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70 have processor frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 2.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.5GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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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 gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the processor boost frequencys range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. The MSI GS70 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS70.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

The MSI GS70 is a two number of SSDs installed notebook PC.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The MSI GS70 is a four number of built-in speakers notebook PC.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys

The MSI GS70 is a two mini DisplayPorts quantity portable PC.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The MSI GS70 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as 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

The MSI GS70 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this age and type.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the MSI GS70 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable 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 typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

The MSI GS70 has a relatively standard weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GS70.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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Expert Reviews

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...

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

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 5 September 2015 by Saif
(Verified Purchase)

An amazing laptop, was able to play GTA V on nearly full settings with no lag, and I also play less demanding games such as Borderlands on very high. On Far Cry 4, I had to turn the settings down... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Natalie Wilde

Just got a GS70! Love the design of this laptop, I got it for gaming but as its a sleek design I also use it as a work laptop, as my previous gaming notebook was way too over the top to be used in... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qeste, pro253, pro233, msi 2x, pro233n, msi 2xs, 2qestea, pro253u, msi 2xss, 2qesteal, pro253uk, pro233nl, 2qestealt, msi 2xssd, edition234, msi i74720, msi 2xssdh, edition232, 2qestealth, edition235, edition235l, edition234b, msi i74720h, 001773sku12
Barcodes 04053162830356, 04719072367091, 04719072375799, 04719072375805, 04719072375812, 04719072375829, 04719072377885, 04719072377960, 04719072377977, 04719072377984

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