MSI GS70 Series

MSI GS70 2PE-421UKProcessor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4700MQ, Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 2.72kg
Price: 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 2000 euro
Average Score: 82.29% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 85%, features: 79%, display: 88%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 68%

 

MSI GS70-2OD-021UK

Specifications

MSI GS70-2OD-021UKNotebook: MSI GS70-2OD-021UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

80% MSI GS70 Stealth review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GS70 is a fantastic marriage of style and substance: plenty of power and a great screen crammed inside a chassis that's thinner, lighter and better-looking than most of its rivals. Heavy, staid machines such as the Schenker XMG P703 are better for pure power, but if you want a machine that's powerful and portable - and you can afford the £1,679 price tag - the MSI GS70 is a contender.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
80% MSI GS70 Stealth review - powerful gaming laptop surprisingly thin and light
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI GS70 Stealth combines style and substance to stunning effect, with huge power levels inside a chassis that's slimmer and smarter than any other gaming laptop. The 17in screen still means this laptop isn't exactly portable, though, and the high price puts it out of reach for most gamers. If you can afford £1679 and like your laptops to make a statement as well as play any game around, the MSI excels in every important department.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% MSI GS70 2OD-Stealth 17.3 inch Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
The MSI GS70 2OD-Stealth is one of the most impressive laptops that we have tested in 2013. It can handle a myriad of tasks without a hitch, including gaming, heavy duty 3D rendering and video encoding. In regards to MSI GS70 Stealth performance, we were exceptionally impressed with the processing capabilities. The powerful Intel Core i7 4700HQ processor is right at the top of the mobile performance chart and the score in Cinebench R11.5 is actually higher than the reference clocked 8 core AMD FX8350 desktop processor. This is remarkable and showcases current generation Haswell performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MSI GS70
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI GS70 has the latest forth-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, a 17.3-inch 1080p HD display and strong Nvidia GTX graphics into one, slim, stylish body. It also offers excellent performance and above average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI GS70 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
These days the question with gaming laptops isn't how low you can go, but how thin. The $1,999 MSI GS70 offers good overall performance, solid battery life, and a lovely 1080p display in a svelte design. However, some beefier rigs outclass this one in terms of graphics and audio performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GS70 Stealth Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
So it's pretty clear from the design and target audience of the GS70 Stealth that MSI are aiming to take on and beat the Razer Blade, right? Well lets cut right to it... they have more than exceeded their goal on that front. The Blade is a really nice system but MSI have done really well to pack in a more powerful CPU and GPU combination in the GS70 and do so with a thinner body and lighter overall build.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2013
MSI GS70 mit flachem Gehäuse und GTX-Grafik
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: chic and timeless design; large port variety; good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
Review: MSI GS70 Stealth
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Quality hardware; attractive design; excellent connectivity; light.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2013
Test du MSI GS70 : le portable joueur ultra fin pour tous
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Good design; good contrast and brightness of the display; long battery life; good performance;very decent price; 3 slots mSATA SSD. Negative: Cooling system; noisy; CPU throttling.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2014

 

MSI GS70-65M21621

Specifications

MSI GS70-65M21621Notebook: MSI GS70-65M21621
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.72kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)

Average Score: 92% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Review MSI GS70-65M21621 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Thin gamer. Imagine the MSI GE70, slightly tweak the case, use the identical hardware and you will get the GS70 Stealth. The new gaming notebook is especially interesting for mobile gaming because the manufacturer reduced both the weight and the dimensions. But was the diet successful?
92% MSI GS70-65M21621
Source: PC Games Hardware - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%

 

MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth

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.

Specifications

MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL StealthNotebook: MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)

Average Score: 85.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

MSI GS70-2OD-002US

Specifications

MSI GS70-2OD-002USNotebook: MSI GS70-2OD-002US
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)
 GS70-2OD-002US (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US)
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) demonstrates just how far the ultraportable gaming scene has come along since the Razer Blade (2012) first brought an ultraportable design to gaming machines. The portability and battery life is impressive, but no more so than the competing iBuypower Battalion Ultra-Thin M1771. With the Editors' Choice Origin EON17-SLX secure in its top spot with powerful performance, and other ultraportable systems with similar specs and results, the MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) is highly recommended for gamers who want an ultraportable system. But if you're seeking real power, you'll want to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI GS70 Stealth 2OD-002US
Source: Computer Shopper English
Over the years, laptop manufacturers have tried just about every approach to courting mobile gamers. Can you have your cake and eat it, too? Only half as thick and two-thirds the weight of most 17-inch gaming laptops, the sleek MSI GS70 Stealth is an appealing choice—as long as you don't expect it to set speed records.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

MSI GS70-2OD-001US

Specifications

MSI GS70-2OD-001USNotebook: MSI GS70-2OD-001US
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)
 GS70-2OD-001US (Model)

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

 

80% MSI GS70 2OD-001US
Source: Comp Reviews English
MSI proves with its GS 70 that gaming laptops don't have to be extremely large or heavy and yet still be relatively affordable. The system offers a very slim profile and weighs under six pounds yet has a screen and graphics capable of playing the latest PC games. It even offers battery life that is slightly higher than many of the 17-inch gaming laptops that are twice the size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GS70-2PEi71611

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. 

Specifications

MSI GS70-2PEi71611Notebook: MSI GS70-2PEi71611
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3072 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.72kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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: Ferra.ru 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: Notebook.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; value for money; excellent gaming performance; lightweight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2014

 

MSI GS70-2PEi71631

Specifications

MSI GS70-2PEi71631Notebook: MSI GS70-2PEi71631
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Slim gaming laptop punches above its weight
Source: CNet English
Especially compared to years of thick, bulky gaming laptops, the MSI GS70 Stealth stands out from the crowd with a slim body that at least won't cause your non-gamer friends to cringe. You'll pay a premium for the combination of thin design and high-end components, and it's a shame that you'll have to skip the current top-end card, the Nvidia 880M, to make it all work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 70%

 

MSI GS70 2PE-421UK

Specifications

MSI GS70 2PE-421UKNotebook: MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GS70 (Series)

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

 

80% MSI GS70 Stealth
Source: Techreview Source English
The new MSI GS70 Stealth is designed to be a slim and modern gaming laptop that isn't clunky like some systems from Alienware. It has a clean-looking black brushed-metal exterior with a MSI logo and shield emblem on the lid. The first thing you notice when you pick it up is that it's quite light for the size. It weighs 5.8-pounds, which isn't light by most laptop standards, but the clean and thin design gives it that feel. It measures 16.5 x 11.3 x 0.9-inches, which is extremely thin for a gaming desktop replacement laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 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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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 870M: High-end 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.  

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.

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.

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.


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.


2.6 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.

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.


82.29%: 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.

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

» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS70-2PEi71611
Core i7 4700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» 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

» 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
» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
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

» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Radeon R7 M260, Core i3 4005U
» Acer Aspire E5-771G-51T2
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo G710
GeForce 820M, Pentium 3550M
» Asus R752LD-TY057
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4010U
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus X751L
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
» Dell Inspiron 3737
Radeon HD 8870M, Core i7 4500U
» Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM
» HP Envy 17-J004ER
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Asus X750JB
GeForce GT 740M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Maingear Pulse 17
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS70-2OD-001US
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10- 6 (Update: 2013-10- 6)