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MSI GS70 2QE
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MSI GS70 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

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

The GS70 2QE is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI laptops and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The GS70 2QE has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS70 2QE is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS70 2QE is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The GS70 2QE has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB. The GS70 2QE has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,256 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS70 2QE has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GS70 2QE supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS70 2QE.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the GS70 2QE has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS70 2QE. The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS70 2QE range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GS70 2QE is a four built-in speaker laptop.

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Two Mini DisplayPorts

The MSI GS70 2QE is a two mini DisplayPort portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago only have one mini DisplayPort.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The GS70 2QE is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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Very Thin

The GS70 2QE is fairly thin (only 21.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70 2QE. The average height of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS70 2QE is 34mm, and the heights range from 16mm to 56mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The GS70 2QE 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

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the GS70 2QE do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GS70 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The GS70 2QE has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been available for more than two years. This MSI laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS70 2QE.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Only Six Battery Cells

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between four and eight battery cells, including the GS70 2QE which has six battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the GS70 2QE has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS70 2QE

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The GS70 2QE has a relatively average screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS70 2QE.

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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 around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

The GS70 2QE has a fairly standard weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS70 2QE.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro032, pro037, pro036, pro092, pro035, pro056, pro034, pro055, pro006, 2qeste, pro092i, pro035n, pro056f, pro034n, pro055e, pro006r, 2qestea, pro032u, pro037l, pro036b, pro055es, pro006ru, 2qesteal, pro032uk, pro037lu
Barcodes 00824142028186, 04719072365974, 04719072366285, 04719072367022, 04719072367381, 04719072367398, 04719072367404, 04719072367411, 04719072368210, 04719072368227, 08241420281866
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