MSI GS30 2M-034PL
Reviews for the MSI GS30 2M-034PL
Source: PC Perspective
That doesn't mean the GS30 Shadow is without an upside! The GS30 Shadow combines a laptop and discrete, external GPU with a full bandwidth PCI Express connection, preventing any complaints about bottlenecks or performance penalties. If you have a need for a laptop but don't require extended time away from a wall outlet, the GS30 might still fit the bill, even allowing for some impressive mainstream gaming performance when utilizing the integrated Iris Pro graphics. And when you get home and lock into place on the GamingDock, you are free to dive into the most hardcore of PC games at as high of image quality settings as your discrete GPU selection will allow.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Very high performance; great keyboard; very good display; good battery life. Negative: Very noisy; hot under load; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2015
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good keyboard and touchpad; very good display; good performance; Negative: Noisy fan; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:
Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
4870HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.