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MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and design are overall positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the sound and battery. The energy efficiency and durability get mixed views.

performance, portability, screen, design, image quality

usability, size, reliability, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the price. There are some less positive views about the touchpad and size.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

energy, size, touchpad

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Computer Corp. GS70 2OD-001US 17.3-Inch LaptopMSI Computer Corp. GS70 2OD-001US 17.3-Inch Laptop

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Stephan Sch?nke (notebookcheck.net)

Review MSI GS70-65M21621 Notebook

 

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...

Matte and bright display ; Full HD with high contrast ratio ; Colored keyboard illumination ; Good gaming performance ; Quite light for a gaming notebook ; Insanely fast SSD RAID system

Very high temperatures ; High idle noise

The GS70 is very light for a gaming notebook and easy to transport

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

MSI GS70 Stealth Pro

 

The MSI GS70 Stealth Pro is a svelte 17-inch gaming laptop that pairs a fast Core i7 processor with a powerful Nvidia 800 GPU.

Slim and elegant chassis; Extremely portable; Blazing SSD; Solid battery life; Vibrant 1080p display

Runs hot while gaming; Display colors not as accurate as competition

Once again, MSI has proven that a powerful notebook doesn't necessarily have to be a hulking behemoth. The $2,099 GS70 Stealth Pro houses a Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M processor in a 0.85-inch-thick chassis. It's a highly...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US)

 

The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) is a solid ultraportable gaming laptop, but even with good performance and battery life, it's a close race with the competition.

Long battery life for a gaming laptop. Slim design. Includes a SteelSeries keyboard optimized for gaming. Lovely 1,920-by-1,080 display with anti-glare finish

Generic design is fairly conservative

The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) ($1,999.99, as tested) is the latest in the small but growing niche of ultraportable gaming machines—laptops that pack gaming capability into slim, light designs with efficient mobile components and vastly better...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MSI GS70 Review

 

The MSI GS70 crams a fourth-gen Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX graphics and a 17.3-inch 1080p display into an extremely slim chassis.

Slim, elegant chassis; Extremely portable; Good overall performance; Solid battery life; Vibrant 1080p display

Weak audio; Runs hot while gaming

The MSI GS70 crams a fourth-gen Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX graphics and a 17.3-inch 1080p display into an extremely slim chassis.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Slim design, Relatively light weight, Great display

Runs hot, Mediocre Webcam, Power cord placement interferes with mousing

The Stealth has some gaming chops, too, as our experience with BioShock Infinite shows; you just shouldn't expect it to blow away bigger and heavier gaming laptops. Think of it as the 17-inch version of MSI's 14-inch GE40—a notebook for users who want...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

MSI GS70 Stealth Gaming Laptop Review

 

MSI are probably best known for their motherboards and graphics cards however for a number of years now they have been creating gaming laptops as well. For a while they were big bulky systems with some rather "unique" lighting. If you wanted flashing...

MSI are probably best known for their motherboards and graphics cards however for a number of years now they have been creating gaming laptops as well. For a while they were big bulky systems with some rather "unique" lighting. If you wanted flashing...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (techradar.com)

MSI GS70 Stealth review

 

Is this the perfect gaming notebook?

Haswell processor ; powerful Nvidia graphics ; bright, high-quality screen ; great keyboard ; stunning design

Rivals slightly quicker ; average battery life ; average colour accuracy ; no optical drive ; expensive

Scores The MSI GS70 Stealth breaks away from familiar desktop replacement conventions: instead of being bulky, heavy and ugly, it's little thicker than an Ultrabook and half the weight of some rivals - and it's one of the best-looking laptops we've...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (pcadvisor.co.uk)

MSI GS70 Stealth review

 

Desktop replacement laptops are traditionally heavy and bulky units, but MSI aims to banish convention with its MSI GS70 Stealth. It might have a 17in full-HD screen, a quad-core Intel processor and a discrete nVidia graphics processor, but it's all...

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung N230 review

 

A smart, thin netbook with an outstanding battery life, but the dull screen lets the side down, and there are other, better netbooks that cost less.

We didn't expect much from its benchmark results, and its score of 16 overall is fairly representative of netbooks. The Intel Atom N450 is a single-core processor, but supports Intel's Hyper-Threading technology which creates a virtual second core....

Expert review by: James (pcgameware.co.uk)

Verdict

 

There’s no doubt that the MSI GS70 Stealth (MSI GS70 2OD-246UK) is one of the coolest notebooks that we have ever seen, the combination of excellent aesthetics, incredibly slim chassis and of course its light weight, meaning that the GS70 Stealth is...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:FreeDOS / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GTX870M / GEF GTX960M / GeForce GTX 860M / GEFORCE GTX765M / GEFORCE GTX965M

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 6
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM87 / Unknown
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Number:I7-4700HQ / I7-4700MQ / I7-4720HQ
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 45 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor package size:37.5 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes