Summary: The new MSI GS70-2QE16SR51 is a good gaming device with good CPU/GPU combination. The solid casing, gaming performance and input feedback response are quite good. However the cooling system of the system needs a lot of improvement. The keyboard layout will also be unusual to most of the users. Overall, it is a good option for gaming and office tasks.
Excerpt: Last week NVIDIA launched their latest mobile GPU, based on their Maxwell architecture which powers the likes of their high end GTX 980. Today in our MSI GS70 Stealth Pro Review (GS70 2QE) we take a look at a laptop which uses the new GTX 970M in games such as Alien Isolation and The Enemy Within.
Excerpt: Most gaming notebooks have a certain stigma attached to them. While some of the better systems available are more than capable of running the latest graphically demanding PC games out there, they're often hulking beasts that can easily tip the scales at over 12 pounds .
Excerpt: The MSI GS70 Stealth is a slim, yet powerful, gaming laptop. It has a HDD/SSD combo and a high-performing i7 CPU that won't slow down. It does lack a touch screen, however, despite the high cost.
Summary: Wickedly hot. Most gaming machines are fast, but also heavy and bulky. MSI thinks that unnecessary, and presents us the thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop in the world, according to its advertisement. A quick look at the specs nurtures doubts: Has the manufacturer managed to keep temperature and noise development under control?
Pros: Lightweight for a gaming laptop..., ...and thin, Pleasing design, Decent build, Many interfaces, Spectacular keyboard back light, Keyboard's extensive configuration options, Good touchpad, Sharp, bright screen, Good contrast, Fast enough for all games in high settings, Laptop sleeve included, The keyboard lets gamers' hearts leap for joy.
Cons: Not perfectly stiff plastic casing, Power socket's very unfavorable position, Viewing angle unstable screen, Incorrect color reproduction, bluish cast, Loud..., ...and much too hot during load, GPU throttling, CPU Turbos are not fully used, Only middling sound despite Dynaudio Soundbar, Battery is secured with screws, No recovery media, A sound that matches the price range would be nice.
Summary: 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 successful pairing of portability and power. In addition, the notebook offers a blistering SSD, a matte 1080p display and software to record your best moves.
The MSI GS70 Stealth is a light gaming laptop that packs a punch
18 February 2014
Summary: 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.
Pros: The MSI GS70 Stealth looks great, for a gaming laptop, and combines powerful hardware and a generous HDD/SSD combo into a slim body.
Cons: 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.
Conclusion: 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 above-average portability along with their entertainment, rather than a killer rig for hardcore gamers.
Pros: Slim design, Relatively light weight, Great display
Cons: Runs hot, Mediocre Webcam, Power cord placement interferes with mousing
Conclusion: It's rare that I'm legitimately sad to have to send back a review unit, but sure enough, that's where I'm at with the iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (nee MSI GS70.) This notebook practically exists on the opposite side of the spectrum as the MSI GT70 Dragon Edition I reviewed; where the Dragon Edition was almost all disappointment, the M1771 is a sleek and (mostly) efficient piece of gaming kit that I would only be too happy to cart with me to LAN parties.