MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth

Specifications

MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL StealthNotebook: MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth (GS70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Average Score: 85.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 83%, features: 90%, display: 95% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth

MSI GS70
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The MSI GS70 STEALTH is the proof that a powerful gaming laptop with 17" screen does not need to be heavy and thick. It can be called a huge gaming ultrabook.Of course it is not intended to be put inside your backpack and carried along all day, but it is as portable as most of the 15" laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2014
88% MSI GS70 Stealth Review
Source: T Break English
The GS70 is certainly a great piece of gaming hardware, presented in a very sleek way. There’s more than enough here to keep an average gamer happy, and despite a few flaws, the MSI GS70 is certainly a great (if slightly large) solution for anyone who wants to game on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 85% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 95%

Foreign Reviews

90% MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 73% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 90%
78% MSI GS70 Stealth teszt - nVIDIA GTX 765M és Intel Core i7-4700HQ
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% emissions: 60%

Comment

Model:

Back then, on the go gamers had to carry around heavy gaming laptops just to get the best performance but there has been a growing supply in ultraportable gaming laptops and the MSI GS70 Stealth is the latest entry in that category.

It looks more of a business laptop with its dark finish and its textured bottom provides extra grip. Weighing in at only 5.8 pounds (2.63 kg), you will be hard pressed to find a lighter and thinner 17-inch gaming laptop. The keyboard is made by SteelSeries which allows you to customize your own multicolored lighting zones.

The laptop features a 4th-generation Intel i7 processor, 16 GB RAM and both an Intel HD 4600 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M, which ensures you have no shortage of graphics power. It might not be the most powerful gaming laptop out there, but paired with its 17.3-inch screen with 1920 by 1080 resolution you will have a very nice gaming experience on the go. As usual with gaming laptops, the battery life leaves much to be desired, but in this case it is better than most of the other options out in the market. You can get roughly more than 3 hours of gaming, which is a great number for this niche.

The combination of weight and specs makes this an easy recommendation for the hardcore gamer looking for an option to bring on the road.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

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

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.  


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.» 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.


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.


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


85.33%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Maingear Pulse 17
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS70-2OD-001US
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS70-2OD-002US
Core i7 4700HQ
» Schenker XMG C703
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS70-65M21621
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS70-2OD-021UK
Core i7 4700HQ
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch
Core i7 4700HQ

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Gigabyte Aorus X7
Core i7 4700HQ, 3.2 kg
» Asus G750JW-NH71
Core i7 4700HQ, 4.8 kg
» Gigabyte P27K
Core i7 4700MQ, 3.2 kg
» Asus G750JW-T4031
Core i7 4700HQ, 3.9 kg
» Asus G750JW
Core i7 4700HQ, 4.5 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Eurocom Shark 2.0
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Gigabyte P35K
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» MSI GE70 2OE-008RU
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.1", 2.7 kg
» Schenker XMG A503
Core i5 4300M, 15.6", 2.67 kg
» Maingear Pulse 14
Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Digital Storm Veloce
Core i7 4800MQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» One K33-3E
Core i7 4702MQ, 13.3", 1.99 kg
» MSI GE60H-i765M2811B
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.674 kg
» Sager NP7330
Core i7 4700MQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Micro Express NB5720
Core i7 4900MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Alienware 14
Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.94 kg
» MSI GE60-2OE-003US
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-12 (Update: 2013-10-12)