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MSI GS70 2OD (Stealth)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 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 are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the sound and battery. The image quality and durability get mixed opinions.

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 87/100 = 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. Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas the touchpad and size get critical reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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

Nov, 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

Techradar Recommended 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

The MSI GS70 marries 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. If you want a machine that's powerful and portable - and you have £1,679 - the MSI...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (techadvisor.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

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic / Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery performance:5400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Grey / Black / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / No

Other Features

Audio system:Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4 / 1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:2
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:2
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
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
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:6
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4200H / i5-4200M / i7-4700HQ / i7-4700MQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4200H / i5-4200M / i7-4700HQ / i7-4700MQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / G0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75027 / 75116 / 75117 / 76348 / 78930 / 78934 / 87716 / 88967
Processor code:SR15E / SR15G / SR15H / SR1HA / SR1PX / SR1Q8 / SR2BP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Operating system language:POL

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / MMC, SD, xD / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2 / 3
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1006 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1384 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 750 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 11.3
Height:0.827 / 0.858
Weight:5.71 / 5.73 / 5.84 / 5.86
Width:16.5