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MSI GE70 Apache Pro 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 12GB Mar 2015
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22 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year, this gaming laptop is one of the most highly awarded.

The experts at five expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this notebook PC. This laptop received a "Recommended" award from Altomdata.dk, Noticias3d.com, Avforums.com, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com.

This MSI notebook PC received a "Platinum" from Techstation.it who concluded that this notebook PC was outstanding.

The editors of three more expert review sites all said that this gaming laptop was good. Pcauthority.com.au gave this portable PC a "Hot Award", it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Safe Buy" award from Tweak.dk.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this portable PC was good. Ua.gecid.com gave this laptop a "The Choice of Gamers" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this gaming laptop is 85% based on nine expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk, pcauthority.com.au and altomdata.dk. Experts think this notebook PC is one of the better portable PCs of a comparable spec and age.

Average User Reviews

Owners have rated this notebook PC on average 75%.

Good for Gaming

Four MSI GE70 Apache Pro reviewers thought the product was good for gaming. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “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”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “The MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro is one of the most stunning gaming laptops we’ve ever seen” in their MSI GE70 Apache Pro review. Alphr.com said in their MSI GE70 Apache Pro review “A power-packed 17.3in gaming laptop and capable desktop replacement”.

Nice Design

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Not only does it have a stylish black and red 17.3in chassis” in their review of the MSI GE70 Apache Pro and gave it an excellent review score. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “An extremely powerful gaming laptop in a stylish chassis”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good 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 compared to other manufacturers.

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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 came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 16", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GE70 Apache Pro, the GE70 Apache Pro has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and type to the GE70 Apache Pro is 6,700 RPM. The GE70 Apache Pro has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very High Speaker Power

At 8 Watts, the GE70 Apache Pro has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The speaker power of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro range from 1.5W to 8W.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro has more built-in speakers than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro. This MSI notebook PC is a four built-in speaker notebook PC compared to most of the gaming laptops that were released one year ago which only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GE70 Apache Pro only have one USB 2.0 port, however the GE70 Apache Pro has two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that came out 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 typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One MSI GE70 Apache Pro owner who bought it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “The GE70 2PE Apache Pro is a bit of a throwback to the days of the big, heavy gaming beas” although they gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it was not heavy. Expert website Alphr.com said two years ago “MSI's bombastically titled GE70 2PE Apache Pro serves up serious gaming power in a hefty 17.3in chassis” in their review of the MSI GE70 Apache Pro.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70 Apache Pro have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB. The MSI GE70 Apache Pro has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE70 Apache Pro do not have a full-size keyboard. The GE70 Apache Pro is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the GE70 Apache Pro has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GE70 Apache Pro is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE70 Apache Pro have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70 Apache Pro.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a quite small total storage capacity (only 1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average total storage capacity of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE70 Apache Pro is 980GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70 Apache Pro have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB.

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Thick

Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro the heights range from 17mm to 49mm, and the average height is 30mm. At 39 millimeters, the GE70 Apache Pro is quite thick compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70 Apache Pro

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GE70 Apache Pro over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

At 3 kilograms, the GE70 Apache Pro has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GE70 Apache Pro.

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Average Internal Memory

The GE70 Apache Pro has a relatively standard internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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HDMI Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology
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10 Awards

techstation.it Platinum Performance vido.com.ua Recommended alphr.com Recommended ua.gecid.com The Choice of Gamers altomdata.dk Recommended avforums.com Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate noticias3d.com Recommended Tweak.dk Safe Buy pcauthority.com.au Hot Award

Expert Reviews

(16)
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…

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

12 March 2014

An extremely powerful gaming laptop in a stylish chassis...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Konstantinos R.
(Verified Purchase)

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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