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MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth


MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth (GS70 Series)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ 4 x 2.4 - 3.4 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
16384 MB 
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 85.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 83%, features: 90%, display: 95% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth

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%

Foreign Reviews

90% MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
Source: 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%



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.

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.

» 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.  

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.» 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.

2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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).

85.33%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-12 (Update: 2013-10-12)