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MSI GS70
8.0 out of 10

MSI GS70

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Overall 6
6.0

Worked fine since then

Jambat, Amazon
4 April 2016
  • Summary: I bought a refurbished one. It started BSOD within a week. Took me a while to figure out what was the cause and surprisingly it had nothing to do with being refurbished. The Killer Network thing (driver? management application?
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Overall 6
6.0

Potential to be fantastic computer!

Anonymous, Newegg
30 January 2016
  • Pros: -Gaming Power -Cosmetically Appealing -Nice screen overall
  • Cons: -Loud at times -"Light bleeding" on edges of screen -Terrible network card and driver support. Honestly, this my biggest issue with this computer. The killer 1525 (network adapter for bluetooth, LAN, wifi) is TERRIBLE. Constantly dropping the adapter and completely missing from device manager. Of...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good on paper, Marginal in person

Steve Hamn, Amazon
10 December 2015
  • Summary: This is a good laptop that is very thin, and has good performance for a reasonable price. On paper it's great! However once you start using using it you run into some problems. First of all, MSI Nahimic conflicts with some games, this means you have to disable it first before being able to play...
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Overall 6
6.0

Just purchased my MSI GS70

Kazuya S., Newegg
1 December 2015
  • Summary: I would give it five eggs if it wasn't for the annoying ripple. :(
  • Pros: So far the laptop has been amazing. The design is beautiful in crimson red color. As you would expect from the specs of the laptop, if you're gamer, it'll keep you happy for awhile. The laptop itself is quite slim and it weighs like a 15" laptop even though the actual size is 17". If you're looki...
  • Cons: The only problem I have now, I don't know if I should request for an exchange, is that there's a quarter sized "ripple" effect near the bottom right side of the screen. It happens when you move the LCD screen to close/open the lap. This also happens when you move the laptop. It seems somewhat sen...
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Overall 6
6.0

UPDATED from previous review

Steven R., Newegg
1 December 2015
  • Summary: Could also be a corrupt windows. In the process of figuring it out now. I didn't have any screen, or hinge issues like the other reviews so I'm definitely happy with the build quality of my product. Really wish I could just swap the SSD and call it good.
  • Pros: Still all the great specs etc from before. Newegg has been really helpful with the return process. Figured out the issue is probably the SSD (after 6 or 8 reboots it randomly started working, so I'm limping along for now because I don't want to return my shiny new toy yet.) Newegg Support/tech/re...
  • Cons: MSI support. Couldn't really communicate my issue to the MSI tech support person. Attempted to kind of skirt around an entire return and see if MSI could just swap me SSD drives. MSI representative kept asking me about a hard drive and he had no idea what (or that my laptop had one) an SSD even was.
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Overall 6
6.0

Specs are great. Computer isn't.

Leslie K., Newegg
13 November 2015
  • Summary: The hard drives that were put in ended up not being 1tb and 768gb, and instead 916gb and 713gb, so I ended up missing out on over 100gb worth of storage. Very disappointing. I'm also very disappointed that Newegg decided to throw in a $100 backpack and $100 headset less than a week after I received...
  • Pros: -Specifications are outstanding -Keyboard looks beautiful -Screen is good -Very fast boot up times(mine is less than 5 seconds usually) -Handles any game I throw at it on max settings -I received a model with a 4720HQ for some reason (not complaining, but it does worry me a little tbh) -Wifi card...
  • Cons: -Battery life sucks -Speakers are pretty bad -Pretty heavy for how thin it is, I expected it to be a lot lighter -Whenever headphones are plugged in I get a beeping sound coming from them that is really annoying and very tedious (doesn't matter what type of headphones) -Trackpad sucks and becomes...
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay, I guess

Brandon P., Newegg
24 September 2015
  • Summary: I should have waited to purchase a new laptop. The new 6th gen i7's and DDR4 are coming out in a few days.
  • Pros: It actually came with a 4720 cpu not the 4710. Not that it will make a big difference. The screen is good. No backlight bleed like the other MSI I returned. Its plays most games at max settings at 60fps including the free game it came with. (MGS5) Windows 10 seems to be working fine so far after ...
  • Cons: The sound system is fair and that's a forgiving assessment. The subwoofer is not a subwoofer at all. It plays all the way up to about 1khz. All the "subwoofer" does is make the sound, right side predominate. They should put two inside to balance out the sound. I ended up deleting the Sound Blaste...
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Overall 6
6.0

Portable powerhouse

Jaron S., Newegg
9 September 2015
  • Summary: This really is a wonderful laptop so far. I've only owned it for a week so far and totally loving it. The colorful and customizable keyboard is very visually appealing. I've had multiple people comment about it and loving that it is colorful.
  • Pros: Light for the size. Runs games smoothly. Matted Screen is a major plus for me. I love the zero glare to the screen. Running games like MGS V: Phantom Pain at high settings and fans don't run very loudly.
  • Cons: Updated to Windows 10 and mouse pad immediately stopped working afterwards. There's a dent on my space bar. This has obviously been previously used by someone else. The mouse pad itself.
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Overall 6
6.0

Was so hyped up for this!

Anonymous, Newegg
15 July 2015
  • Summary: So sad because I was so hyped up about this unit.....
  • Pros: Looks great but not as slick as AW, I was hoping the speed would be noticeable from my 3 year old AW but sorry not.
  • Cons: Windows 8 is buggy way bad. Chrome will not play YouTube videos straight out of the box and one week later still will not after all the work arounds. Space bar often does not respond when I think I have clicked it. Boo, so upset i general. I wanted to revel in this machine but as of one week in I...
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked Great out of the Box

Julian Hirn, Amazon
15 July 2015
  • Summary: Worked great out of the box and for the first 9 months but recently started acting up (something wrong with the hardware) which is why I can't really recommend it to any other buyers.
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