Summary: MSI has long been playing a significant role in the mobile gaming segment, since in addition to their own devices, they are also a supplier for numerous other manufacturers, like various built-to-order suppliers such as Schenker Notebooks or Deviltech - though delicacies such as the SteelSeries...
Pros: Good design, Good typing, Appealing gaming performance, High system performance
Cons: Confusing keyboard layout, Display bluish, Connections on the left side dtoo far forward
Summary: Dragon Blood. Although the GE70 does not sport the strongest gaming graphics card, the 17-inch device supplies more than attractive performance. Unlike other laptop experts, MSI uses a GDDR5 rather than a DDR3 VRAM for the GTX 850M model.
Pros: Matte and high-contrast Full HD screen, Chassis not overly heavy or bulky, Good maintenance options, GTX 850 in conjunction with GDDR5 VRAM, Brushed aluminum, Backlit keyboard, Decent sound, Slim power supply, Stylish looks, The GTX 850M with the GDDR5 VRAM only lags marginally behind the GTX 860M.
Cons: Unreliable ClickPad lacking accuracy, 3D operating temperatures, Interface distribution, Throttling in full load, High noise level, Moderate battery runtime, Sluggish HDD, Bloatware, The laptop is slowed down without an SSD. A stronger battery would also be nice.
Conclusion: In the end, the MSI GE70 2OE-017US isn't the fastest or coolest-looking laptop, but with 12GB of RAM, a swift quad-core CPU, a standard Blu-ray drive, and a huge, beautiful screen, it's a heck of a nice package for the price.
Pros: Good performance, Excellent display, Solid, backlit keyboard, Superb sound
Cons: Mediocre battery life, A few annoying key placements, Bloatware
Summary: Gaming package. A matte 17.3-inch Full HD display, an Intel Core i7-4700MQ and a GeForce GTX 765M are the key features of the MSI GE70. The gaming notebook wants to conquer the games room and convince us with its design and extensive features.
Pros: Matte and bright display, Full HD with high contrast ratio, Backlit keyboard, Good gaming performance, The bright, high contrast and matte display.
Cons: No SSD (HDD slows down the system), Very high temperatures, Keyboard layout, An SSD to improve the system performance.
Summary: With Ultrabooks gaining more traction than ever, we seem to have forgotten the existence of gaming notebooks. While some would prefer a powerful gaming desktop, MSI’s GE70 0ND gaming notebook reminds us why it’s nice to have one of them around.
Conclusion: Trying to produce a 17.3in laptop that's capable of playing the latest games is a challenge in its own right, but trying to do it for just over £1,000 is even more difficult. MSI's attempt to rise to the challenge has resulted in a package that shows promise in certain areas while falling short in...
Summary: Lean GT gamer. The GE range aims at tighter budgets and bids midrange hardware. The matte FHD screen is appealing, but SteelSeries has not done itself a favor with the keyboard. What is possible with the combination of a GT 650M GPU and Intel's i5 Ivy bridge processor?
Pros: Stable load performance, Good gaming performance, High contrast FHD, Matte TFT screen, Four speakers, Easy access hardware (upgrade, cleaning)
Cons: Clattery keyboard, Yielding chassis, No eSATA, Stiff touchpad keys, High weight
Excerpt: The MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro is one of the most stunning gaming laptops we’ve ever seen. Not only does it have a stylish black and red 17.3in chassis and SteelSeries keyboard, it also uses the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics processor to deliver excellent frame rates.
Summary: MSI setzt bei seinem GE70 auf ein mattes 17-Zoll-Panel, das mit der FullHD-Auflösung daherkommt und entsprechend eine angenehme Darstellungsgröße ganz ohne Interpolation bieten kann. Darüber hinaus wird so die GPU auch beim Spielen in der nativen Auflösung nicht überfordert.
Pros: Gutes Design, Gutes Tippgefühl, Ansprechende Gaming-Leistung, Hohe System-Leistung
Cons: Wirres Tastaturlayout, Display blaustichig, Anschlüsse auf der linken Seite zu weit vorn