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MSI GS70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

Thirty-One Industry Awards

This portable PC is one of the most awarded of all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The writers at nine expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this MSI portable PC. Techradar, Expert Reviews, Noticias3d.com, Gagadget.com, Techradar.com/au/ and Vido.com.ua all gave this notebook PC a "Recommended" award, it received a "Recommended Product" award from Clubedohardware.com.br, it received a "Recommended Hardware" award from Goldfries.com and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Cnews.cz.

The editors of Hardwaresecrets.com, Hardwareheaven.com, Cowcotland.com, Hardware.info, Elchapuzasinformatico.com and Play3r.net all wrote that this gaming laptop was marvellous and gave it their "Gold" award.

The reviewers at four more expert review sites all decided that this portable PC was excellent and gave it their highest award. Laptopmag.com, Hispazone.com, Ferra.ru and Chip.com.my all gave this notebook PC an "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of three more expert review sites all decided that this notebook PC was very good. This laptop received a "Silver" award from both Pcgameware.co.uk and Adrenaline.uol.com.br and it received a "Silver Award" from Overclock3d.net.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 82 out of 100 based on fifty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this gaming laptop rated it as 71%.

Robust

Several MSI GS70 reviewers agreed that it was well made. The Lambanana wrote in their review on Amazon “Solidly built and looks nice” and gave this laptop a very good review score. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) is a solid ultraportable gaming laptop.” in their review of the MSI GS70. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A well-built laptop with Nvidia's latest-generation graphics”.

Nice Design

Eighteen MSI GS70 owners reckoned that this laptop was good looking. Mr. Simon J. Kelk rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “Overall I am pretty pleased with the purchase of this machine with some reservations” in his review. Nana mentioned last year “The computer has very good specs and looks gorgeous.” in her review yet she scored it 1 stars. P. wrote “The build and design beautiful” in their review of the MSI GS70 but they gave this laptop a score of 20 out of 100.

Five MSI GS70 owners who bought the MSI GS70 considered that it was a good design. Natalie Wilde wrote in her MSI GS70 review “Just got a GS70! Love the design of this laptop, I got it for gaming”. Natalie Wilde also said “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 the office”. Notebookcheck.net said three years ago “The design is appealing and the weight is not much higher than a standard multimedia notebook” and scored it 4 stars.

Two MSI GS70 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Saif gave the MSI GS70 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “On Far Cry 4, I had to turn the settings down a little bit to allow for smooth game play, maybe at high - very high” in their review.

Some customers said in their reviews that the MSI GS70 was aesthetic. Saif said on Amazon “Looks] // Although it may sound stupid, I believe one of the most important factors when buying a laptop is ensuring it looks aesthetically pleasing” in their review of the MSI GS70. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Designed to appeal to a visual aesthetic somewhere b”.

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Good Size

Twenty-nine people concluded that this laptop was thin. Mr. Simon J. Kelk said “The laptop is very thin for something of its power” . Mr. Simon J. Kelk also wrote “OverallAs a laptop, this is slim”. A few weeks ago Sam mentioned “It is slimmer yet has a wider screen than many out there” in his review.

Several MSI GS70 owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight. In November Lowyat.net mentioned “Lightweight for a gaming laptop”. Lowyat.net also wrote “Lightweight for a 17incher”.

One MSI GS70 reviewer said that the MSI GS70 was compact. Two years ago expert website Laptopmag.com said in their review of the MSI GS70 “The MSI GS70 Stealth Pro is a svelte 17-inch gaming laptop that pairs a fast Core i7 processor with a powerful Nvidia 800 GPU” and rated it 4 stars.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Hardwaresecrets.com said “The MSI GS70 STEALTH is the proof that a powerful gaming laptop with 17” screen does not need to be heavy and thick” in their review of this laptop.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet. Mr. Simon J. Kelk wrote on Amazon “The machine is super quiet” in his MSI GS70 review and gave the product a score of 4 stars. In November last year expert review site Maximumpc.com mentioned “How about running stealthily quiet? Until now, no manufacturer has been able to marry these qualities together.” in their MSI GS70 review and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “It should be thin, quiet, cool and obviously fast”.

A few MSI GS70 reviewers who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was noisy. Mr. Simon J. Kelk said in his review of this laptop “The sound system is also very loud and clear and suitable bass for such a thin machineThe performance when gaming is very good” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Saif gave the MSI GS70 a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The speakers are actually so loud I couldn't believe that such a loud sound came from a laptop; the keyboard is beautiful”. Sam rated it as excellent and he mentioned in his MSI GS70 review on Amazon “The speakers of the laptop are exceptional, they are very loud and clear which is surprising given the slim build of the laptop”.

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Easy to Use

Eight MSI GS70 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Mr. Simon J. Kelk mentioned in his review of this laptop “PRO'SSuper SlimClean lookNice, easy to use keyboard that wears really wellGreat for most gaming needsExcellent displayGreat sound system for such a slim systemExcellent after market service” and scored it 4 stars. The Lambanana mentioned on Amazon in November last year “QUIET ================== It's amazing to use”. The Lambanana also wrote “KEYBOARD ======== Responsive, crisp and a pleasure to use”.

Several MSI GS70 owners considered that the MSI GS70 had a good experience. Alex Mckay mentioned in his MSI GS70 review on Amazon last year “Smooth framerates and a fantastic online experience”. Natalie Wilde wrote “So far the experience has been great!” in her review. Last year The Lambanana mentioned in their review on Amazon “You will love watching films on this and the gaming experience is awesome”.

A number of MSI GS70 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Saif scored the product 4 stars and wrote last year “Other games like GTA V on almost full settings” in their review. Saif also said “An amazing laptop, was able to play GTA V on nearly full settings with no lag”. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of this laptop “Are satisfied with lower settings in many games than other comparably configure” .

One MSI GS70 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Alex Mckay scored the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Brushed metalic all around the chasis make this very comfortable to use” in his MSI GS70 review.

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Good for Gaming

Fourty customers said that it was good for gaming. Alex Mckay said on Amazon “Powerful and Portable Gaming Machine” in his review. Alex Mckay also mentioned “Another fantastic feature is that this the screen is matt finish which means stops annoying reflections when you are gaming”. Dellisford Ebanks-David mentioned on Amazon “This is a great gaming laptop” in their review of this laptop and scored it very highly.

Good Product Quality

Some MSI GS70 owners who bought this laptop wrote that it was good quality. Alex Mckay wrote in November last year “Very light and the build quality is of very high standard throughout” in his review of this laptop. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of the MSI GS70 three years ago “The build quality is good” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Goldfries.com wrote last year “Good screen quality”.

Good Value for Money

Hardwarezone.com.sg highlighted in their review that this portable PC was good value for money.

Large Storage Capacity

Several MSI GS70 owners mentioned in their reviews that the MSI GS70 had good storage. Goldfries.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Great GPU performance, good amount of fast storage, relatively portable”. Goldfries.com also said “Rapid storage”.

Good Graphics Card

Two MSI GS70 owners thought the product had a good graphics card. Ashley said “The laptop's performance has been moderate, with very poor battery life, even with the far from great 860m graphics card” in his review of the MSI GS70. Expert website Reimarufiles.com said “They were really that serious with the GS70 Stealth Pro, packed with a better graphics card, SteelSeries keyboard” .

Good Battery Life

Some MSI GS70 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. In November last year Saif wrote on Amazon “It would be nice to a larger battery/more efficient in a laptop”. The Lambanana mentioned in their review on Amazon “Its aimed at gaming enthusiasts and maybe power users who are willing to sacrifice battery life” and rated the product as very good. Two years ago Pcmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Even with good performance and battery life” in their MSI GS70 review.

MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

MSI is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS70 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.5GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS70 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the MSI GE70 which has better reviews.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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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 laptops of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This 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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS70.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GS70 is a four built-in speaker portable PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 3.5GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS70 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to 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 gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched 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 Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS70 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most gaming laptops 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS70.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The MSI GS70 has a fairly typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GS70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 17.3" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE70, or the GT72 both from MSI.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS70 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70.

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI GS70 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS70.

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Average Weight

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI GS70 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the AORUS X3 Plus (1.8kg and higher rated), or the MSI GE70 (2.7kg and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70.

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

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31 Awards

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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...

Goldfries.com

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 msi i76700, info 6qe070, msi i76700h, msi i76700hq, info 6qe070u, info 6qe070uk, msi 9s7177515070, msi 9s7177616074, info 9s7177515070, info i76700hq1tb128gb16gb6, mhk international co limited 2qe81
Barcodes 04719072377991, 04719072438784, 04719072455347
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