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

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4 Intel Core I7 2.4GHz 12GB Mar 2014
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Good Brand

On average MSI gaming laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by MSI.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The GE70 Apache Pro has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 13" and the biggest is 19".

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GE70 Apache Pro the worst processor family is Intel High End Desktop Processors and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE70 Apache Pro, the GE70 Apache Pro's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The average hard drive speed of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 Apache Pro is 6,600 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro has more built-in speakers than most of the comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most of the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago only have between two and three built-in speakers, however this MSI notebook PC has four built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b| 802.11g| 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GE70 Apache Pro also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE70 Apache Pro does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo Y50.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 49 watt-hours, the GE70 Apache Pro has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the GE70 Apache Pro is 45Wh and the biggest is 6,000Wh.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE70 Apache Pro have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,200mAh.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE70 Apache Pro have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GE70 Apache Pro which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the GE70 Apache Pro has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE70 Apache Pro have total storage capacity of between 250GB and 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB. At only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the MSI GT72 (1.1TB).

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Only Six Battery Cells

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GE70 Apache Pro has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.4 gigahertz, the GE70 Apache Pro has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GE70 Apache Pro the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

If this MSI laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE70 Apache Pro have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.8GHz and 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE70 Apache Pro has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE70 Apache Pro.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE70 Apache Pro

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this gaming laptop was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Weight

The GE70 Apache Pro has a relatively typical weight (3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE70 Apache Pro.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GP70 (2.7kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the GE70 Apache Pro has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE70 Apache Pro.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 12GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI GE70.

If this MSI portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (16GB and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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...

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12 March 2014

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

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User Reviews

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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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