MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B


MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21BNotebook: MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B (GE70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 86.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 98%, features: 82%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B

80% MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro review: gaming laptop squeezes maximum performance from CPU and GPU at a decent price
Source: PC Advisor English
The GE70 2PE Apache Pro does have its flaws – it's bigger and heavier than it really needs to be, the battery life is poor, and we really dislike the trackpad. However, it delivers the goods when it comes to gaming action. That extravagant storage system allows the GE70 to squeeze maximum performance out of its processor and GPU, and ensures that it provides high-end gaming performance at a competitive mid-range price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
83% MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro
Source: PC Authority English
Like all gaming laptops, the MSI is expensive. It’s also given a run for its money by the considerably more compact Gigabyte P34G v2. However, if you’re on the hunt for a big-screened gaming laptop the MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro comes heartily recommended.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
100% MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro review
Source: PC Pro English
As with all gaming laptops, the MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro costs a considerable amount of money. Given the power-packed specification, beautiful screen and capable all-round performance, though, it's actually very fairly priced. If you're on the hunt for a king-sized laptop with enough power to tackle the latest games, and unfazed by the lacklustre battery life, the MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro comes heartily recommended.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
70% MSI GE60 2PE Apache Pro 15.6in gaming notebook
Source: Kitguru English
The MSI GE60 2PE Apache Pro 15.6in gaming notebook is an impressive piece of kit. Despite being light and mobile, it’s able to play some of the most graphically intense games out there and generate playable frame rates with settings absolutely maxed out. It isn’t going to break 3Dmark world records, but the combination of a Core i7 and Nvidia G860M makes this a very capable gaming notebook that was able to pass all our gaming tests with ease.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro certainly isn’t cheap, but it’s immensely powerful. The GE70 may not be substantially more powerful than other gaming laptops with GTX 7-series graphics chips, but if you want a laptop that can play graphically challenging FPS games at playable frame rates with good quality graphics, there’s no competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

MSI GE70 mit GeForce GTX 860M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: convincing gaming notebook; simple and timeless design
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2014
Notebook MSI GE70 PE Apache Pro: Review
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/24/2014
performance: 100%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews

86.6%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-19 (Update: 2014-03-19)