MSI GS70 Series

MSI GS70-2OD-001USProcessor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 2.72kg
Price: 1500, 1700, 2000 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 87%, features: 82%, display: 90%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 77%

 

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

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: 89% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%

 

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%

 

Comment

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.

» 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.


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.


83.33%: 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.

Similar Notebooks from a different Manufacturer

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

» MSI GE70-i765M287
Core i7 4700MQ

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» 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
» MSI GE70-2OE-040PL
Core i7 4700MQ, 3.1 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
» 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
» Razer Blade 14 inch
Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 1.904 kg
» Alienware M14x, Haswell
Core i7 4900MQ, 14.0", 2.8 kg
» Schenker XMG A523
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10- 6 (Update: 2013-10- 6)