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MSI GE70 Series

MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HUProcessor: Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3610QM, Intel Core i7 3630QM, Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4700MQ, Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.1 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.8kg, 3kg, 3.049kg, 3.05kg, 3.1kg
Price: 900, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1600 euro
Average Score: 82.59% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 92%, features: 70%, display: 90%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 78%

 

MSI GE70-i789W7H

Specifications

MSI GE70-i789W7HNotebook: MSI GE70-i789W7H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

91% Test: MSI GE70-i789W7H
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

MSI GE70-i547W7H

Specifications

MSI GE70-i547W7HNotebook: MSI GE70-i547W7H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.049kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

 

80% Review MSI GE70-i547W7H Notebook | Notebookcheck
Lean GT gamer. The GE range aims at tighter budgets and bids midrange hardware. The matte FHD screen is appealing, but SteelSeries has not done itself a favor with the keyboard. What is possible with the combination of a GT 650M GPU and Intel's i5 Ivy bridge processor?
MSI GE70: полуигровой ноутбук с качественным 17-дюймовым дисплеем
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Optimal configuration; low price; very good display. Negative: Appearance and ergonomics is not very good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2012

 

MSI GE70-033US

Specifications

MSI GE70-033USNotebook: MSI GE70-033US
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)
 GE70-033US (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GE70-033US 17.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking for a gaming laptop that want the larger display but in a more compact and light design, the MSI GE70 might be a good option. The system is certainly smaller and lighter yet offers nearly the same level of performance as many similar priced gaming laptops. It does sacrifice a bit of 3D performance from its GTX 660M graphics and battery life from the smaller battery pack but the keyboard that isn't backlit and the glossy exterior are more noticeable issues for many.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GE70H-i789W7H

Specifications

MSI GE70H-i789W7HNotebook: MSI GE70H-i789W7H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

94% Grafikleistung aufgestockt
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%
Wechselspieler – 17-Zoll-Entertainer mit gutem Display und Vollausstattung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%

 

MSI GE70-0ND-055UK

Specifications

MSI GE70-0ND-055UKNotebook: MSI GE70-0ND-055UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% MSI GE70
Source: Hexus English
MSI's attempt to rise to the challenge has resulted in a package that shows promise in certain areas while falling short in others. The combination of a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor and up-to-date GeForce GTX 660M graphics provide enough power for a mobile gaming experience, but NVIDIA's mid-range GPU will struggle with full-HD games at high-quality image settings, so a compromise has to be met.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test portable Gamer MSI GE70
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful CPU and GPU; design; keyboard. Negative: Battery life; noisy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2012

 

MSI GE70-0ND-293UK

Specifications

MSI GE70-0ND-293UKNotebook: MSI GE70-0ND-293UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI GE70 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Positive: high quality gaming notebook; very good color reproducibility; sufficient brightness; portable body
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% MSI GE70
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

MSI GE70-2OE-040PL

Specifications

MSI GE70-2OE-040PLNotebook: MSI GE70-2OE-040PL
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83% MSI GE70-2OE-040PL
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Recenze: MSI GE70 (2OE) - na hry s dobrým poměrem výkon/cena
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Performance; quiet operation; convenient backlit keyboard. Negative: Writing speed of RAID 0; the touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2013

 

MSI GE70-i765M287

Specifications

MSI GE70-i765M287Notebook: MSI GE70-i765M287
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.05kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Review MSI GE70-i765M287 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming package. A matte 17.3-inch Full HD display, an Intel Core i7-4700MQ and a GeForce GTX 765M are the key features of the MSI GE70. The gaming notebook wants to conquer the games room and convince us with its design and extensive features. Did MSI pay attention to the system noise and the temperatures?
88% Leichtgewichtiger 17,3 Zoll Gamer
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 78%

 

MSI GE70-2OE-017US

Specifications

MSI GE70-2OE-017USNotebook: MSI GE70-2OE-017US
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)
 GE70-2OE-017US (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% MSI GE70 2OE-017US Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Just over three hours on battery isn't impressive for most laptop categories, but it's not bad for a gaming rig. Still, the GE70 shut down more than an hour sooner than the Asus and Gigabyte in our video rundown test. With less stressful usage—writing and Web browsing—we were able to eke out just over four hours on battery power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

MSI GE70 2OE-008RU

Specifications

MSI GE70 2OE-008RUNotebook: MSI GE70 2OE-008RU
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

 

Обзор MSI GE70: игровой ноутбук, почти недорого
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware. Negative: Viewing angles of the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2013

 

MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B

Specifications

MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21BNotebook: MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 86.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

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%
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: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/24/2014
performance: 100%

 

MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HU

Specifications

MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HUNotebook: MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HU
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GE70 (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% MSI GE70 Apache teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%

 

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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.

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M:

High-end graphics solution as part of the 600M series and the slowest enthusiast GTX model.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 765M graphics cards in SLI combination.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

» 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.  

3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

3630QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

4700MQ: 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.

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.

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

17.1: 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.

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.


2.7 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.1 kg:

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


82.59%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-19 (Update: 2012-07-19)