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MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 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. People really like the connectivity and design. The screen and portability also get good comments, but views about the image quality and energy efficiency are different. There are some negative comments about the sound and battery.

performance, portability, screen, design, connectivity

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 88/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the price. The touchpad and size get negative reviews.

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

Jul, 2017

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: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

MSI GS70 Stealth review

 

The history of 17-inch gaming laptops is a never-ending story of embarrassingly thick slabs of plastic and metal, typically done up in garish colors, covered in enough lights for a planetarium show, and designed to appeal to a visual aesthetic...

The MSI GS70 Stealth looks great, for a gaming laptop, and combines powerful hardware and a generous HDD/SSD combo into a slim body.

Gaming performance is a step down from the very top of the line, despite the high price. The lack of a touch screen makes it harder to use as an everyday Windows 8 laptop. Despite loud fans, the GS70 gets very hot when gaming.

Making small performance trade-offs to fit into a slim, attractive 17-inch body, the MSI GS70 Stealth is a gaming laptop for those who hate the look of gaming laptops.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

MSI GS70 Stealth Pro

 

The secret to any successful update is to keep the things you love while improving the things you don't. MSI has accomplished that with the new MSI GS70 Stealth Pro. The $2,099 (starting at $1,999) laptop gets a welcome boost of power with an updated...

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.

Conclusion The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) demonstrates just how far the ultraportable gaming scene has come along since the Razer Blade (2012) first brought an ultraportable design to gaming machines. The portability and battery life is...

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....

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 6
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
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 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
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

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 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
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):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
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
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75027 / 75116 / 75117 / 76348 / 78930 / 78934 / 87716 / 88967
Processor package size:37.5 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes