The MSI GS70 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.
MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
Based on 786 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good ratings for its laptops. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other manufacturers.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the MSI GS70 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GS70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this type and age.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Two Installed SSDs
The MSI GS70 is a two installed SSD portable PC.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GS70 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
The thinnest gaming laptop that is a comparable age to the GS70 is 16mm thick, the thickest is 56mm, and the average height is 34mm. With a height of only 21.8 millimeters, the MSI GS70 is one of the thinner gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years amongst gaming laptops of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most notebook PCs of this spec and age 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.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The MSI GS70 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS70 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
At only 750 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS70. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS70 the hard drive capacity range from 500GB to 2TB.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
MSI released the GS70 over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI GS70 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GS70.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
The MSI GS70 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.5GHz).
Average Internal Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS70 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Medion Erazer X6825 which has better reviews.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,006 gigabyte, the MSI GS70 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS70.
If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Medion Erazer X7611 (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.
The MSI GS70 has a fairly typical weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS70.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the MSI GE60 (2.4kg).
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar type and 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.
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