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Introducing the world's thinnest and lightest 17" gaming notebook measuring at less than 0.86 inches and weighing a mere 6lbs. The extremely lightweight, ultra form factor machine is the pinnacle of portable gaming at the palm of your hands. With designs inspired by the F22 Raptor stealth fighter, the simple yet streamlined brush aluminum chassis is a reflection of speed, aggression, and power.
Latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Packing speed and power under the hood, the GS70 features the latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Boost your performance and processing speed from 2.4 – 3.4GHz with Intel Boost 2.0
Visually Unmatched Graphics
Powered by the latest 765M graphics from NVIDIA, you'll experience a whole new level of gaming with stunning visuals and life-like physics. Easily stay up-to-date with the latest drivers and optimize your games effortlessly with the GeForce Experience.
Dual Fan Thermal Cooling
Stay stealthy and cool with the quiet yet efficient dual fan thermal cooling solution for optimal airflow. The automated cooler boost feature intelligently increases airflow during extreme gaming sessions to keep you cool in the heat of battle.
Matrix Multi Display
Enhance your work and play experience with the exclusive Matrix Display feature.
Connect up to three independent external monitors to work, watch and play at the same time.
Handle the big screen with support of up to 3840 x 2160 resolutions to watch your movies or play your games in true HD when connected to an HDTV.
High Definition Surround Sound
Immerse yourself in your movies and games with HD speakers powered by Sound Blaster Cinema. Feel the experience with a built-in subwoofer to reproduce a theatre surround sound environment.
Anti-Ghosting Gaming Keyboard
Re-deigned to match the sleek features of the GS70, the SteelSeries gaming keyboard features a full range of color options that can be customized to your liking with thousands of color combinations and five pre-set configurations. Play with accuracy with anti-ghosting capabilities and the ability to handle simultaneous keystrokes.
High Performance Wi-Fi & Ethernet
Designed with exclusive networking optimizations, Killer™ DoubleShot offers up to 5X better latency than the competition, and has the horsepower to handle multiple data streams at once. With Visual Bandwidth Control™, you'll see what those streams are doing in real-time for superior control over your precious bandwidth. Killer™ DoubleShot gives you unequalled hardware and software technology for your notebook Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connections.
Pros: For how thin the laptop is overall it packs a lot of performance. It's fast and responsive.
Cons: Lots of hardware issues. I've had the thing for a little over a year, and I've already sent it back for repairs twice and need to return it again. The first time the keyboard failed. The second time there was a problem with the screen. Now the battery is failing and they're telling me because it's more than a year old the battery isn't covered by the warranty (even though the rest of the laptop is). Also, one of the fans is getting a bit noisy and the wireless card seems to be failing as it will randomly stop working. It requires that I disable the network card in the device manager and re-enable it to get it running again.
Other Thoughts: Overall, it's a great bang for the buck performance wise that breaks down often and isn't worth the hassle.
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Pros: Excellent power, nice screen, Good value when running windows
Cons: 1) This Video hardware does not work well under Linux. There is no way to connect external monitors, and you can only access the NVIDIA GPU on a per program basis (and the confiuration to do that is very cumbersome). The vendor, MSI, and Video provider (NVIDIA) don't really suppor this hardware except in the most simplistic maner. MSI stopped responding to questions after a single exchange. NVIDIA keeps asking for more time to research the questions.
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Pros: I'm pretty happy with it so far. I've had it for about a week now and I can't complain about anything. But to be fair, I have actually pushed it yet so we'll have to wait and see.
I've noticed a lot of comments about the track pad but I personally haven't had any issues with mine. The only thing I was worried about prior to purchasing this machine was the track pad. Maybe I got lucky and got a solid machine.
Other Thoughts: For the price, I'm pretty happy with the purchase so far.
Pros: All around awesome high quality built laptop. It has I similar body to a Macbook Pro, and plays games in decent quality. The only issue I've had is the track-pad not working. There is a track-pad enable/disable button, but that doesn't seem to do anything (yes I've gotten the latest drivers. Luckily it works fine with mice, although it's still a bit inconvenient. Over all though, I'd give it a thumbs up.
Cons: The only issue I've had is the track-pad not working. There is a track-pad enable/disable button, but that doesn't seem to do anything (yes I've gotten the latest drivers. Luckily it works fine with mice, although it's still a bit inconvenient. Over all though, I'd give it a thumbs up.
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Most of what I say is probably going to be a rehash of other reviews here.
-For the power that it packs, it is quite slim and light. -All USB ports are 3.0, making external HDD more usable (assuming the external supports 3.0, of course). -Minimal bloatware and what is there is easily removeable. -Boot time from the SSD is fast, about 5-10 seconds. -Case is understated, classy, and feels sturdy. -Quiet and cool during nongaming use. -Turbo Boost automatically overclocks CPU, up to 3.2 ghz, when needed. -Handles most games with ease. You may need to lower the settings on some very demanding games though, The Witcher 2, for example. But then again, raw power isn't the point of this laptop. -Onboard speakers are better than average.
Cons: -Keyboard layout is odd. Windows button is on the left, the Right arrow key is part of the numpad territory, and other oddities.
-The large screen is great for gaming, but makes it difficult to carry and will only fit into the largest bags. If you're used to an everyday laptop, this will still feel a bit heavy and bulky, although not nearly as much as other gaming laptops, an Alienware 17, for example.
-Puts out a lot of heat during gaming. Probably inevitable given the form factor (slim case = small vents). Heavy gaming will make this laptop uncomfortably hot, and may require a stand or playing on a desk. The fans will work overtime, making a noticeable amount of noise.
When the heat becomes too much, it will automatically throttle performance to compensate. In 2 weeks of almost daily use, this has only happened once so far. It was during a multi-hour gaming session (Assassin's Creed IV), the laptop was well ventilated and in a cool room. It's a smart safety feature, but ideally, it shouldn't be necessary.
-Performance is throttled when running on battery power with no option to remove this throttling. I can sometimes hear it spool up when I plug in.
-It seems that the wifi turns off when the case is closed, even when I specify in the power options that closing the case should do nothing. This means when I want to "set it and forget it" overnight for a large download, such as a large Steam game, I have to leave the case open, and turn off the screen instead, which seems to work.
Other Thoughts: -Turn the Palm Tracking setting to its absolute minimum to solve most of the trackpad problems. -Remember, no disc drive. Funny enough, it comes with a disc with drivers. No need for it though, all necessary drivers are already installed. -Keyboard backlights are fully adjustable. -The hybrid power option (will draw both AC power and battery power when power requirements exceed AC output) is interesting, though I can't see myself needing it. -Be sure to install programs to the /D drive (the HDD). By default, most programs will try to install to the /C drive (the SSD), which at 128 GB, will fill up quickly with large programs, such as games.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Needed a new computer to handle MMOs and wanted a general upgrade. Was pleasantly surprised to find out Win 8.1 wasn't as bad as everyone says. MSI's walkthroughs were thorough and easy to use. Runs cool, good ventilation. Little bit of heat output during gaming but nothing like my old system, and is nearly icy the rest of the time. Well worth what I paid for. With en external drive I purchase I've had no problems installing new programs and of course downloading works fine. The upgrade from Win 8 to Win 8.1 was flawless and the Killer Gaming Network card is excellent - I downloaded the upgrade with two people in the house also playing an MMO at the same time, and the download only took about 2.5 hours (with all the updates to install as well). Very pleased with the location of the keyboard and the overall look of the computer. And it is very light!
Cons: No optical drive - knew that going in, so picked up an external drive cheaply for some of my program installs. Otherwise I rarely use an optical drive so this wasn't a big deal to me.
Keyboard has one or two small tactile issues for me, particularly the number pad is awkward due to the small size of the zero key, and there is a squeak using the spacebar. Given the reputation of steelseries I expected better.
Graphical interface was a bit wonky with games. I play SWTOR and the GUI overlay was shrunk and the system kept trying to automatically put me to low graphics. Took a bit of configuring to make the system realize to the GTX card and not the onboard graphics chip. This was the most frustrating part of set-up. I don't know if this is 'standard' on a gaming rig and I've just never owned one before, or if this was something with the way the system was installed, but it really annoyed me that the system required me to make it realize there was a graphics card as opposed to working right out of the box. This plus the squeak on the spacebar lose this an egg from 5.
Other Thoughts: Win 8 is a bit to get used to but hardly the computer's fault. I already tell everyone I know I love it. I do love the backlit keyboard.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: -Solid Build -Decent LCD panel (not amazing, but very good) -Fast machine with great gaming capabilities for a notebook -Multiple Drive capable. I plan on getting 2 480GB crucial mSATAs while still having the 750GB model. Which btw is 7200rpm as to the 1TB version is only 5400 rpm. -Backlit keyboard is a nice touch. -Video card power light status indicator is awesome how it changes from amber to white nvidia amber/intel white -Being thin and lightweight for a 17inch laptop with this kind of power is just outstanding. -Power brick is small for a laptop if this caliber. Love it. -Abundance of ports is a plus for me. Running 3 displays is easy
Cons: -Windows 8. I hate windows 8 and installing windows 7 was easy and well supported with drivers on MSI's website.
-Touchpad. It isn't the worst out there, but I hate it when the left/right mouse buttons are combined with the touchpad. When you go to click things, worse with a right click, the cursor might jump on you because of the stroke of the button and the fact that your finger might budge a tad moving the cursor. Can get annoying. Only way to fix it is to have 1 finger already near the button site and touching the pad, then move the cursor with another finger and then click.
-Keyboard issues. My spacebar did not register very well on the right side of the key. I carefully removed the space bar and put 3 layers of electrical tape under the key where the membrane plunger sits. Now it works really well. I no longer have issues typing on this keyboard. It is decent, not very rigid, but good enough for me to speed type this review.
-The chassis has a very slight bend in it. Not really a big deal to me, but some might be annoyed if they get this.
- The aluminum cover on the lcd panel has a semi-sharp edge where the plastic bezel around the lcd meet the metal. Not enough to cut yourself, just a little unrefined.
-Front LED indicator lights are bright. I used a sharpie to dim them down.
Other Thoughts: Notice how I gave it a 5 star review even with all the cons?
Mainly because I am not a picky customer and I had somewhat of an idea what I was getting into with this laptop. I am one of those rare customers that focuses on the POSITIVES and not the negatives of the product.
For all of you out there that give this laptop 1 to 2 eggs should RMA it continue living their tortured lives.
This day and age, customers act like little brats. So sad. Boo hoo! "Why is my 1500 dollar laptop not built like a 3000 dollar laptop?" Boo Hoo!
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Im very happy for the spec, the ssd storage go very fast, the resolution is epic, the 16 go ram make me run many applications in the same time. The GTX 765 make me run many games and I really like the 17" wide screen to watch some video. I like how the computer is light to transport it.
Cons: I think that MSI could have done a better touch pad, it is pretty impossible to use it, if I would not have a mouse it would be infernal.
I don't know if it is my computer but I am really disapointed about the space bar on the keybord. Half of the time when i press on it it doesn't do anything and I primary bought this PC for my university courses do dissertations. I lose a lot of time because when I am writting I always need to go back to put the space. I need to press really hard on it and on the middle or it won't work. Finally there is some bug with my desktop menu, there is often error and my application get deleted from it or don't want to start.
One more thing, I think that the cooling system is not the best, If I run a game too long, after a certain amount of time it start to freeze and bug, even if it is not the best graphic game.
Other Thoughts: If it would not have been about the keybord it would have been really nice, but because it was my first concern when I bought this PC I am really disapointed.
It is my first purchase on NewEgg and I find that there is a lack on the custommer service.
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Quick boot up and over fast laptop due mainly to the SSD drive, i7, and 16 gb memory. Actually the machine not used for gaming but would easily handle many of the most demanding games on high settings. The machine was purchased for the 17" 1920-1080 HD screen, for great picture and video playback.
Cons: 1. Space bar - left side works, right side does not work about 50% of the time, and LED under right side of space bar is not lit. 2. Screen - At 1 month of use 1 dead pixel. I know that most RMAs do not cover a single dead pixel, however to say this is normal is wrong. I support hundreds of desktops with LCD monitors and laptops on a daily basis and none have ever had dead pixels. This includes my personal TVs, monitors, and those of friends and family.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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