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MSI GE Series GE70 Apache Pro-061 Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i5 4200H (2.80 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB
  • 4th Generation Intel Core i5 4200H (2.80 GHz)
  • 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD
  • 17.3" 1920 x 1080
  • 16.46" x 10.61" x 1.54" 5.95 lbs.
  • DVD

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Kevin H.
  • 5/18/2015 10:33:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMSI Laptop Stop working

Pros: Fast, great gaming rig, quiet, lots of bells and whistles.

Cons: Well it was good until it just shut off this weekend and it wont power back on. Not a knock on Newegg or MSI. Usually MSI is rock solid. Contacted MSI via email for repair.

Other Thoughts: Overall experience was ok. However for it to only last 9 months is not what I would expect from MSI.

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  • JAMES H.
  • 4/11/2015 2:45:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust past 1 year of use, here's my review

Pros: +Fairly slim design for a gaming laptop
+Great backlit keyboard
+Msata port for upgrading storage
+Put in a SSD as your primary drive for optimal performance
+Very powerful components for the price

Cons: -Not a quad core, If youre going to do a lot of gaming, the dual core will likely bottle neck a lot of more intensive games (i.e. Star Citizen)
-Runs hot during intensive gaming (85-95 C), though I've never owned a laptop before this so I have little to compare it to.
-Track-pad is pretty difficult to use, especially when you accidentally utilize swipe commands in windows 8

Other Thoughts: Despite the cons, this laptop is still an excellent buy. Handles most new games at medium to high, older games and games that are optimized well can run on ultra. After a year of use my only regrets are not getting the 15.6 inch because it barely fits in my backpack for college, and not getting the quad core because it was a bit more expensive. These are my own faults so I can't take eggs away for that.

Also noticed a few dead pixels after a few days of use, however replacing the screen is a cheap fix if it ever becomes too much of a bother for me.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 10/2/2014 7:17:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnioce

Pros: Amazing gaming laptop. Got this for my fiance she loves it. Runs everything she wants to play on high/max settings. looks down right amazing. Give this laptop 2 thumbs up.

Cons: seems like if you push the mouse pad to hard it hits the space key. not a big issue. only thing she is having issues with. or could just be her.....

Other Thoughts: Just a nice laptop with an amazing gtx 860 inside.

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  • Jesse H.
  • 9/21/2014 8:59:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig bang for my buck

Pros: - Haven't found a game it won't play flawlessly yet
- Quiet running
- Looks good

Cons: - Gets way too hot
- Could use more RAM

Other Thoughts: - I got it almost $200 off
- Wish the trim was blue instead of red

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  • John R.
  • 8/19/2014 4:24:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Beastly

Pros: Everything is pretty awesome, very strong computer.
Very good on the price for what specs are given.

Cons: I only have a couple problems with it...
1. It gets pretty hot on the left side, and when i play games, my hand tends to sweat and get uncomfortable. but its not all that bad. The extra fan that you can turn off and on, i dont feel like it helps and almost makes it hotter sometimes, though maybe im not using it right, but i would think that you would want another fan for when your playing high end games, like Far Cry 3.
2. The battery that it came with was kinda sad, it must be plugged in to be able to run game at full potential. Not that big of a deal though considering im gonna be plugged in and remaining in one spot for when im playing. so being plugged in isnt much of an issue.
3. Windows 8.1.... enough said....

Other Thoughts: Even though i have these cons with it, i still give it a 5 egg rating.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2014 7:18:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMSI GE Series GE70 - Good machine with only two drawbacks, bad customer service

Pros: The machine is excellent, it can handle every game I've thrown at it on highest graphic settings, has a large screen with excellent resolution and a durable case. A very good gaming rig.

Cons: The machine has two major drawbacks however.

First, it runs HOT. Cooling pad required. Playing a cpu intensive game without a cooling pad I hit a cpu temperature of 90 degrees celsius, so it seems whatever cooling the machine has is inadequate. The left side in particular, where the fan is, gets hot, and the space between the mousepad and keyboard often gets untouchably hot.

Second, it seems that it either has a bad wireless driver or that its wireless capabilities are simply bad. While the specifications page advertises high connection speeds, in reality after unboxing and setup I was unable to get past 250Kbps. Using the disk that came with the device, I uninstalled and reinstalled the WLAN driver and it was a little bit better, getting me to about 500 Kbps, but still no where near what was advertised or what would be appropriate for a gaming computer. My suspicion was that the provided WLAN driver was bad and that if I found a better one it would be acceptable. I emailed MSI customer service, and never heard back from them, which shocks me because MSI is usually good about their customer support.

Other Thoughts: The machine itself gets 4 eggs. A cooling pad can minimize the heat problem, and I suspect a WLAN driver update would fix the wireless issue. The customer service was bad and nearly convinced me to give this 3 eggs, but this review is on the machine, not poor customer service.

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  • Michael S.
  • 7/24/2014 1:16:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Money vs Value

Pros: For your money to power factor, this laptop is great. For gaming there really very little difference for i5 to i7 right now, and I don't see it being required anytime soon. The 8gb is more than enough for now. The 860M is a good video card. Very light. Solid structure for a low cost laptop.

Cons: HEAT! I have had many gaming laptops, and I know that heat is a common issue, but this is is crazy. The turbo fan has to be on for anything other than simple usage. Even when on, high end games turn this thing to an oven. Cooling pad is required, else your going to run into shut downs and a lessened machine lifespan. I can't imagine how this thing will be after it ages when it's cooling system is not 100%.
When first using out of the box your losing over 30% of your memory. The bloat ware is not that bad, but what it has is a hog. After removing the regular hogs (the keyboard light up takes up a stupid amount of memory, I know it does other stuff too, but really...) , I have it down to 15% to 18% usage with nothing else open. Anyone not knowing how to, or that it's a good idea to do this, may not get 100% out of their machine.
The track pad is one of the worse I have even seen. I normally use a mouse anyways, but still, they could have done somewhat better.

Other Thoughts: With a good cooling pad, and a mouse, this laptop is a great deal. (you can spend twice as much for what really amounts to a small increase in power)
A tip; you can always upgrade to a SSD or up the ram in the future if need be. Chances are the price will come down on both over time. (though opening it up does void the warranty) Both are easy to do upgrades.
If MSI is reading this, you may want to look at better heat solutions in the future. This is marketed as a gaming laptop. Even low end games cause this thing to heat up quickly. Cooling pads really shouldn't be required.
Over all however, this laptop is right in the sweet spot for cost to power. Unless you ready to spend a bunch more money to get a notable effect, get this. (and a cooling pad)

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2014 7:50:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggspretty good

Pros: decent machine, everything is all around good or great.

Cons: runs hot when playing games.

Other Thoughts: buy it somewhere else

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  • K P.
  • 7/14/2014 7:15:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat machine

Pros: for the price this is an excellent gaming machine. some FPS drop but nothing to cry about.

Cons: HOT! The space between the spacebar and the touchpad can get untouchable. I run my machine on a laptop tray with fans.

Windows 8

Other Thoughts: again for the money it is a great gamine machine.

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  • Jodi S.
  • 5/6/2014 12:55:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice build quality, good keyboard, great price-performance. Screen quality is superb with great blacks and matte finish. Awesome light up dragon emblem on back.

Cons: However, the wireless and cooling system leaves a lot to be desired. It appears the wireless driver included with the pc was bad, as an update fixed the dropping signal. The system can run hot as well, especially the left side.

Other Thoughts: The computer I was given had a broken W key, and a replacement is being obtained.

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