Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Authority Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
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%
Source: Kitguru Archive.org version
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%
Source: Expert Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: convincing gaming notebook; simple and timeless design
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2014
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techstation.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 04/24/2014
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
85.5%: 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.