Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GS70-2OD-021UK
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: Kitguru Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techreview Source Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Hardwareheaven Archive.org version
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
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: chic and timeless design; large port variety; good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2013
Source: Hispazone ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Quality hardware; attractive design; excellent connectivity; light.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2013
Source: Portables4Gamers FR→EN Archive.org version
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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:
High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.
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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
84%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.