- Pros & Cons:
- Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor
- 17.3″ full HD screen
- 16 GB RAM
- High price
- No Optical Drive
Having a design inspired by the F22 Raptor Stealth Fighter, the MSI GS70 2OD-002US is one of the thinnest and lightest gaming computers that the world has seen. From great graphics, to good sound, to high performance network connectivity, it is a powerhouse of superb features.
The processor behind this beast is the powerful and fast Intel Core i7-4700HQ. It is a quad core processor, manufactured using 22 nm lithography, and built with the latest Haswell micro-architecture. It was released in June 2013. Each core offers a base speed of 2.4 GHz, but through Turbo Boost the speed can increase as needed up to 3.4 GHz. Due to hyperthreading, the four cores can process eight threads in parallel. The display is a magnificent 1920×1080 full HD 17.3″ display. The graphics are powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX765M graphics processor, which has 2 GB of dedicated graphics RAM. You can use the HDMI port to connect to an HDTV with supported resolution of 3840×2160. MSI computers also support Matrix Display, which allows you to connect up to three independent monitors to your computer. You can work, play games, and watch movies all at once!
This laptop comes with 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM. For comparison, this is four times the amount of RAM in standard laptops. It will support game playing marvelously. 16 GB is the maximum memory for this laptop.
Windows 8 is the fast and fluid operating system that runs the machine. There is a hybrid hard drive – both a fast 1TB 7200 RPM rotational drive and two even faster Super RAID 128 GB solid state drives. You will minimize the time spent loading software because the hard drive configuration can achieve read speeds of over 900 MB/s.
The keyboard is a Steelseries anti-ghosting gaming keyboard. In addition to its stellar performance, it is beautiful. There are a full range of color options that can be customized to your taste.
This computer comes with an incredible four USB 3.0 ports, which transfer data ten times faster than tradtional USB 2.0 ports. The networking ability is second to none. This laptop offers Killer DoubleShot technology, which offers up to 5x better latency than the competition. You can track and monitor data streams and your bandwidth.
The GS70 2OD-002US is a monstrous gaming computer with all the features that you need to play hard and fast. If this fits into your budget, then you won’t be disappointed.
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