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MSI GE70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 12GB Feb 2014
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MSI GE70 Apache Gaming Notebook Review
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18 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

The editors of Hardwareheaven.com, Hispazone.com and Hardzone.es all recommend this gaming laptop and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewers at Hwa.com.tr and Pcarena.pl both concluded that this MSI laptop performed well and gave it their "Performance Award".

Three other expert review sites all thought that this portable PC was good. This MSI laptop received a 3dnews.ru "Best Buy" award and the reviewer at Cowcotland.com wrote that it was very good and gave it a "Silver" award. This laptop also received a "Gold" award from Drcaos.com.

The editor of one other expert review site thought that this portable PC was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This notebook PC received a "Platinum Performance" award from Techstation.it.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including HEXUS.net, computershopper.com, notebookcheck.net and notebookcheck.biz this notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Good for Gaming

Several MSI GE70 owners who reviewed this laptop thought it was good for gaming. Expert website Hexus.net said “MSI has been championing high-end gaming laptops for about as long as we can remember.”. Ocaholic.ch.english wrote in their review of the MSI GE70 “With the GE70 MSI has now a gaming notebook”.

Robust

A number of customers concluded that it was well made. Expert website Notebookcheck.net gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and wrote “MSI shows a well-balanced notebook with the GE70-i765M287 that offers solid gaming performance” in their review. Ocaholic.ch.english said in their review of the MSI GE70 three years ago “Throughout the past years, MSI has been able to build a solid reputation for their gaming notebooks” .

Nice Design

One MSI GE70 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Three years ago expert review site Computershopper.com said in their review “Red design looks stylish.” and rated this laptop 70 out of 100. One person thought the MSI GE70 was a good design. Ocaholic.ch.english scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Next to an attractive design those devices always offered plenty of performance to run recent games smoothly”.

Easy to Use

One MSI GE70 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to assemble.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good features.

MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI portable PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The MSI GE70 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70. The average screen size of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 17".

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the MSI GE70 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GE70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE70.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The MSI GE70 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GE70 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.5W, the highest is 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.3W. At 4 Watts, the MSI GE70 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE70 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI GE70 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One MSI GE70 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “Besides annoying austerity measures like the weak battery and sluggish hard drive” in their review of the MSI GE70 however they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE70 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the MSI GE70 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GE70 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE70. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GE70 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GE70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE70 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE70 is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GE70 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The MSI GE70 is a two built-in speaker portable PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 range from 2.2GHz to 2.8GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GE70. Laptops of this type and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 3.1GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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 have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GE70 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GT72[plb_2512871_price] (1.1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the MSI GE70 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE70.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GE70 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this gaming laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Visual Technology

18 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(55)
20 November 2014

Avforums.com

A gaming laptop at its core, the MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro -265UK, to give its full title, has been high on our wishlist for a long time. Our previous laptop reviews have covered manufacturers such... Read more…

21 August 2014

The new and more power-efficient GTX 800M series of GPUs from nVidia has given rise to a new generation of slimmer, lighter gaming laptops in recent months. However, the GE70 2PE Apache Pro is a... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

MSI's bombastically titled GE70 2PE Apache Pro serves up serious gaming power in a 17.3in chassis. With a quad-core Core i7 processor alongside one of Nvidia's latest GTX 800 Series GPUs, the... Read more…

By the power of GDDR5 The good and the bad are balanced in the GE70-2PCi785. Besides annoying austerity measures like the weak battery and sluggish hard drive, the ClickPad would primarily have to...

11 April 2014

A power-packed 17.3in gaming laptop and capable desktop replacement, the Apache Pro provides plenty of bang for your buck...

Alphr.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Konstantinos R.
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Got exactly what I paid for and I'm happy. Great for anybody on the go who still needs to play games at a respectable level. It's not too gaudy so you won't be embarrassed bringing it into the... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Pedro I.
(Verified Purchase)

I have yet to have my internet fully fixed after two days of working on it. Hopefully it will be fixed soon...

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Kevin S.
(Verified Purchase)

Get a laptop cooler with this if you plan on playing newer games. as its only 6.6/7 LB it lacks the extra cooling power then the Heavier Gaming laptops hitting 9-10LB...

Reviewed 17 August 2015 by David Y.
(Verified Purchase)

I turned this on once to set it up. Turned it off to go buy a usb for recovery and wouldn't boot back up. Will contact customer tomorrow and update this review...

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Andrew J.
(Verified Purchase)

The computer should have been checked before being shipped to the distributor...

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