MSI GS70 STEALTH PRO-003;9S7-177314-003 on Amazon
- Pros & Cons:
- Intel Core i7-4710HQ
- 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 1 TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
- 256 GB Solid State Drive
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
- No Optical Drive, neither DVD nor Blu-ray player
If you are in the market for a gaming laptop with a large 17.3” display and designed for optimum performance, consider the MSI GS70 STEALTH PRO-003;9S7-177314-003. It has advanced graphics capabilities, plus RAM for hard core applications, and fast internet connectivity. You will find that this is a phenomenal machine. It also has many features so that you can customize your gaming experience to suit your tastes. It weighs 5.7 lb. For a gaming rig, this is rather light.
The screen is a gorgeous 17.3” Widescreen Full HD (FHD) anti-glare LED backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The computer can support up to three external displays. Through the HDMI ports, it can support an external 4K display. The processor is the fourth generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ, a high end quad core processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture. It was released in April 2014. The four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel due to Hyperthreading. The base speed is 2.5 GHz, and it can increase to to 3.5 GHz through Turbo Boost.
The laptop comes with 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM, which provides unprecedented multi-tasking performance. The graphics processor is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with SLI, CUDA, GPU Boost 2.0, and 3 GB of dedicated graphics RAM. The GPU is a high end offering of NVIDIA graphics processors, and it offers excellent capabilities. The battery life is enhanced through NVIDIA Battery Boost.
This gaming rig has dual hard drives. First, there is a 1 TB 7200 RPM rotational hard drive which is twice as large as what is typically found in laptops. It is also 33% faster than standard 5400 RPM drives. You could store up to 250 full length movies on it (to watch in between gaming sessions.) It also comes with a 256GB Solid State Drive, for storage and speed. The advantage of the solid state drive is that there are no rotating parts. Instead, the storage uses flash memory, which is fast – you can access your data more than twice as fast than from a rotational hard drive. For connecting devices, there are four USB ports, all of which are USB 3.0, which transfers data ten times faster than USB 2.0. There is Bluetooth, for connecting wireless peripherals. The laptop has no optical drive, neither DVD nor Blu-ray. The keyboard is from SteelSeries and has a full color back light. It would make a good desktop replacement. It supports the latest and fastest wireless, 802.11 a/c. In fact its networking capability is exceptional, with Killer E2200 Game Networking and Killer N1525 Wireless. The audio is superb. Sound Blaster Cinema 2 powers Dynaudio premium speakers and subwoofer.
The MSI GS70 STEALTH PRO-003;9S7-177314-003 is an incredible gaming laptop that will exceed your expectations. Although it is expensive, it is a compact package that packs a lot of powerful technology. If it fits in your budget, you won’t be disappointed.
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