MSI GS70-2PEi71611


MSI GS70-2PEi71611Notebook: MSI GS70-2PEi71611 (GS70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3072 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.72kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 88%, features: 69%, display: 81% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 59%

Reviews for the MSI GS70-2PEi71611

77% MSI GS70-2PEi71611 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Wickedly hot. Most gaming machines are fast, but also heavy and bulky. MSI thinks that unnecessary, and presents us the thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop in the world, according to its advertisement. A quick look at the specs nurtures doubts: Has the manufacturer managed to keep temperature and noise development under control?
80% MSI GS70 Stealth Pro
Source: Laptop Mag English
Once again, MSI has proven that a powerful notebook doesn't necessarily have to be a hulking behemoth. The $2,099 GS70 Stealth Pro houses a Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M processor in a 0.85-inch-thick chassis. It's a highly successful pairing of portability and power. In addition, the notebook offers a blistering SSD, a matte 1080p display and software to record your best moves.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Test portable MSI GS70 Stealth Pro
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good graphics performance; silent cooling system; good connectivity; good keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2014
Тонкий, лёгкий, игровой. Обзор ноутбука MSI GS70 2PE Stealth Pro
Source: RU→EN
Positive: High potential gaming, quality components and perfect design. Negative: Poor autonomy; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2014
Обзор ноутбука MSI GS70 Stealth Pro
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; value for money; excellent gaming performance; lightweight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2014



MSI has certainly stamped a strong presence in the high specification gaming laptop market and the GS70 2PE Stealth Pro is another jewel. The gaming laptop is packed with high specification parts such as the latest 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor at 2.4 GHz, which can be dynamically overclocked up to 3.4 GHz.

Besides this, the laptop comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M and 3 GB or 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM depending on the model. This setup coupled with DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM up to 16 GB can cope with the most demanding games currently out in the market.

Users will definitely be satisfied with the 17" HD (1920X1080), anti-glare LCD display. The MSI GS70 Stealth Pro is also able to pack up to 768 GB Super RAID 2 + 1 TB HDD 7200rpm, which is plenty big for most users. Other notable hardware aimed at the gamer are the Killer E2200 LAN, full-color backlight SteelSeries keyboard and sound by Dynaudio with subwoofer.

The battery on this beast is a 6-cell Li-Polymer rated at 5400mAh and the entire setup weighs 2.66 Kg with battery. The MSI GS70 2PE Stealth Pro is aimed at the most demanding gamer and doesn't fail to deliver in all the important aspects. 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end 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.

2.72 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

78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
Core i7 4710HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL
Core i7 4710HQ, 1.8 kg
» MSI GT70 Dominator-893
Core i7 4800MQ, 3.9 kg
» Asus G750JS-T4064H
Core i7 4700HQ, 4.08 kg
» MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK
Core i7 4800MQ, 3.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Gigabyte Aorus X3+
Core i7 4710HQ, 13.9", 1.8 kg
» Maingear Pulse 15
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 1.7 kg
» Aorus X3 Plus
Core i7 4860HQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Gigabyte P35K V2
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GS60-2PEWi716SR21
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 2 kg
» Gigabyte P35W v2
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI PE70-2QEi78H11
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4720HQ
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch 2015
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-791G-77SW
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Lenovo Z70-80-FG008LGE
GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U
» MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ
» HP Envy 17-k203ng
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 5500U
» Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10P
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ
» Medion Akoya E7416T
HD Graphics (Broadwell), Pentium 3805U
» Dell Inspiron 17-5749
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U
» MSI GE72-2QD
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 1 (Update: 2014-05- 1)