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MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
  • 12GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2014 4:47:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible experience

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: The laptop looks great, however.......

Cons: I just purchased this laptop and guess what: the gpu is faulty. I'm having HUGE difficulties to get my replacement since that the MSI support service is at least... well.. terrible. It took almost 1 week just to open the RMA service and they are not replying to my ticket. I don't know what will happen from now on. Nevertheless, if you are lucky and your laptop is not faulty everything will be fine. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst RMA experiences that I ever had.

So beware, their RMA service is not the best.

Lets see what happens...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at our toll free numbers 888-447-6564 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.


Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Jason K.
  • 8/4/2014 8:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent for the price

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Runs games with max settings quite well and has an awesome customizable keyboard. Very lightweight for a gaming machine.

Cons: You have to void the warranty to open the back panel. There is only one internal SATA and the 2 mSATA are not positioned very well. It also vents the heat on the left side and if you use something like a logitech G13, it burns your hand. The heat output is very high to the point where it is painful blowing on your hand.

Other Thoughts: Overall a decent machine but I would recommend getting the GT model or the ASUS G750.

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  • Anmar A.
  • 8/4/2014 7:12:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice laptop

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: This laptop has the GTX 860M 2GB GDDR5.
Very powerful and can run world of tanks at max, at 40-60fps. WoT is a very demanding game due to bad optimization but this laptop can run it fine.

The keyboard looks and awesome.

Build quality is decent, not the best, but decent enough.

Screen is beautiful as expected for a 1920x1080.

Video card is almost double the performance of the GTX 660M I previously had and a bit faster than the i7 3630qm.

The default hard drive is 1TB at 7200rpm, which is a lot better than 5200rpm that other laptops have. Still, an SSD would be best, but I can't be complaining.

Cons: Fingerprints can show up easily on the palm rests though you can easily wash it away

The laptop does get warm, many people complain about this. However, it isn't really much of a problem. During World of Tanks, it reaches 80-89c with the turbo fan turned on. This game makes ANY PC run hot so that is decent temps I guess.

**PLEASE NOTE**
When I first started a game, the laptop had the 860m disabled by default and the Intel HD4600 enabled. I couldn't figure out how to switch it until I went into the NVidia control panel, after installing latest drivers, and selecting the 860m under global settings. There is a tab at the top that says "Preferred graphics processor". Simply choose the GTX 860M and you're good to go. This isn't really much of a con though.

Other Thoughts: The page says this laptop has the i7 4700 at 2.4ghz. However, the one I received was the i7 4710HQ at 2.5ghz. So that was great.

I used EVGA precision as utility to monitor temperatures and GPU usage, etc.. However, the program was consuming 50% CPU and causing the fan to run fast at idle. I switched to MSI Afterburner and problem solved.

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 7/16/2014 6:31:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Few Things

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Fast
Great Graphics Performance - WOW 860M is beast!
Supports mSATA drives
Love the keyboard
Turbo fan switch is awesome

Cons: Interesting configuration choices
Software/Windows needs tweaks out of the box
Can get warm with a full gaming load
Touchpad sticks but who games with a touchpad?

Other Thoughts: Overall happy with this machine but had some annoying issues out of the box. First, you'll want to go into the hardware settings for the wi-fi adapter and make sure it isn't set to "sleep" This will solve the machine dropping the Internet frequently.. Learned this by trial and error. Secondly, update to the Latest Intel Bluetooth/Wireless drivers. This will solve frequent issues with a Bluetooth Mouse. I'm knocking off an egg, as these 2 items would have saved me a couple hours of messing around diagnosing problems; problems that would not have existed if the latest drivers were installed (4/22/14) and the machine configured properly.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2014 2:32:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsabsolutly amazing

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: I have had no problems runs amazing and is possible better than my expectations

Cons: windows 8

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  • Tyler N.
  • 6/25/2014 1:49:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Sleek Notebook

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: This laptop is fast and it looks great. It'll run all the games I own at high settings. I thought I would hate Windows 8.1 but it's actually not that bad once you get used to it.

Cons: It does get a little warm, but I prepared for this and purchased a cooling pad.

Other Thoughts: This laptop is fantastic for the price and I highly recommend it. This is my first MSI laptop and I am very Impressed

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  • charles r.
  • 6/10/2014 8:52:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsScreams Quietly

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Great Construction tough and durable, Screen is great for gaming the non reflective surface helps, keyboard is quiet and accurate, the grafix fan button is great when running games on high settings and helps cool the system. Very fast and extremely quiet for what it does!

Cons: Gets hot quickly when gaming on left side, recommend getting a cooling fan table to set the laptop on.

Other Thoughts: Love it, very happy.

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  • Kau L.
  • 5/12/2014 5:36:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: I brought this gaming laptop for my son is just so AMAZING this laptop is able to push through any games. The graphics just knock the socks off all the gaming console. The PRICE is OUTSTANDING save a $100 from all the other stores that has it listed.

Cons: NONE AT ALL.

Other Thoughts: EXCELLENT GAMING AND ALL AROUND LAPTOP CAN"T GO WRONG, MSI ALL THE WAY.

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  • Margaret H.
  • 4/10/2014 11:38:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStunning Laptop

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: This is a beautiful laptop. Great specs and performance. I have had no issues so far except for installing ClassicShell. It made Windows Explorer crash. I decided to use Start8 which works great. Other than that I have had no issues. The keyboard is amazing. It is really nice to type on and the colors really add an aesthetically pleasing touch. I actually bought this computer to run AutoCad and Chief Architect so I am not a gamer.

Cons: The most unfortunate aspects of this laptop are Windows 8.1 and color accuracy. The Windows 8.1 issue can be resolved with Start8. I am not positive but I read that the sRGB color coverage is only 82%, and AdobeRGB is only 58%. While the laptop has a nice screen (bright, well lit) the colors are off. It is a real disappointment since I also planned on using this laptop for photo editing. I will have to buy and IPS screen for my desktop.

Other Thoughts: Overall I think this is a very good laptop and would recommend.

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  • Darlene B.
  • 4/9/2014 3:04:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop

This review is from: MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-012 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Great performance on "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" It runs the game at 150 frames per second in my experience. It boots up quite quickly with room for an ssd inside, although if wanting to put one in, theres a sticker on the back which if removed will void your warranty, be careful or just go to an authorized centre.

Cons: Cannot run minecraft oddly enough over 20 frames per second, other than that, nothing, MSI doesnt preload alot of bloatware on this laptop at all.

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