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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB May 2014
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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS70 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the MSI GS70 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GS70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (3 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS70. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS70 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8GB.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

MSI is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and MSI also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MSI GS70 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS70.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The MSI GS70 has a quite big screen size (17 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 730GB. The MSI GS70 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS70.

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

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba L55T, and the Microsoft Surface 3 is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a front camera including the Fujitsu LifeBook AH564.

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Eight Processor Threads

The MSI GS70 is a eight processor thread portable PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS70 is 5,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The MSI GS70 has a very fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GS70.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and spec range from 250GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS70 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GS70 is a two mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS70 only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GS70 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The MSI GS70 has one of the bigger battery capacities (5,400 milliamperes * hour) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the battery capacities range from 56mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 8.2GB. The MSI GS70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (3,072 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the GS70.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS70 do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba L55T which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS70, the MSI GS70 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba L55T, or the Microsoft Surface 3 is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This MSI portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS70.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GS70.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GS70 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS70.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the MSI GS60 (2.5GHz), or the DELL Precision M4800 (2.7GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba L55T.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY x360 ($1,349.98) (12GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GS70 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS70.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea (2.6kg), or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa (2.6kg) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 (2.7kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Asus U500VZ (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Channel
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(107)
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
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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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