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

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
  • Intel Core i5 4200H (2.80GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • 17.3" 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • DVD Super Multi
  • 16.46" x 10.61" x 1.54" 5.95 lbs.
  • 2 Year Warranty
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MSI

UNDENIABLE POWER

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Unleash the Power
Unlock the true potential of your games with the 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor. With a 15% increase in performance when compared to the previous generation and advances in lower power consumption, dominate and play longer than ever before.

Making Fantasy a Reality
Become part of the game with intense graphics performance powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 860M GPU. Turn up your settings and watch your games come to life with FSAA, dynamic lighting, particle effects and accelerated realism with NVIDIA PhysX. Extend your play time up to 2 times longer, automatically, with GeForce Battery Boost.

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Gaming Just Got Personal

SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard
Perfectly crafted, extremely accurate; the SteelSeries keyboard was designed to provide the best gaming experience with full color backlit LED lighting, completely customizable, tactile feedback and highly efficient anti-ghosting capabilities. MSI




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SteelSeries Engine
The power of personalization in one application. Use every key to your advantage with the SteelSeries Engine to streamline and personalize your play style. Have the perfect layout? Share your keyboard settings and profiles with fellow gamers. Customize the SteelSeries keyboard with over a billion different combinations of modes, effects and colors. Track your key actions and improve your game play with the statistics tracker.

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The Command Center

Monitor, manage, and play instantly from the Dragon Gaming Center. Quick launch your favorite games and applications, check the health of your system, or access system information and background programs to easily free processing resources.




The Streaming Made for Everyone

XSplit Gamecaster allows you to easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube and more. Designed to make the user experience exceptionally smooth with low resource usage and superior features, Gamecaster makes live streaming easier and more entertaining than ever. Check out the video to see just how easy it is to start streaming.*

*Six-month free trial upon activation



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Expand Your View

Watch, work and play all at once with the MSI exclusive Matrix multi-monitor display. Connect up to three external monitors and transform your notebook into the ultimate multi-media center.

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High Performance, Intelligent Networking

Killer™ E2200 Game Networking combines superior intelligence and control for PCs. Automatically classify and prioritize network traffic for online games, HD video and high-quality audio for better control and fewer interruptions in your online experience. Manage and configure the bandwidth of your applications with the Killer Network Manger for optimal performance.

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Ultra Wi-Fi, Ultra Connected Experiences

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC
Play at the speed of life with Intel's 802.11 ac, dual-band, 2 x 2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth delivering extreme performance, faster speeds (up to 867Mbps), broader coverage, and longer battery life.

Miracast™
Seamlessly display video between multiple devices without cables or network connection. Share your laptop screen with a projector or external display in real-time and share your experiences, seamlessly, without the cable clutter. MSI


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Breaking the Sound Barrier

Dynaudio Premium Speakers
Fine tuned to perfection, fill the room with the high definition, sonically accurate speakers from Dynaudio. Immerse yourself and become a part of your games with a surround sound theater experience with four 4.1-channel speakers and a subwoofer.

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Audio Boost
Amplify the experience of your headset with gold plated and boosted audio jacks for higher fidelity sound quality to gain the advantage during the heat of battle. MSI




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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • James H.
  • 4/11/2015 2:45:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Konstantinos P.
  • 7/14/2014 7:15:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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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  • Arlene S.
  • 5/4/2014 8:38:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLike a nice apple with some big bad spots

Pros: The graphics card is powerful enough to run anything I've thrown at it, with flying colors, as is the processor. The screen is nice and big, and in spite of a powerful set of chips inside, the laptop is nice and thin and light.

Cons: The touchpad is absolutely atrocious and seems cheap. I use my gaming laptops for gaming, in environments where a mouse would be tough to use, and my past laptops have had touchpads suited to this. This one doesn't have any buttons (the pad itself clicks when pressed) and frequently "ghost clicks" or reads a right click as a left click/vice versa. The wireless may be defective as it keeps cutting out to about 200 kb/s with a 200 ms ping, while all other devices on the same network work fine. The headphone jack is so tight, it took me 3 days to realize I wasn't jamming the plug in far enough, and it took even more effort to get it OUT. Runs a bit hot, though the cooler boost helps.

Other Thoughts: Think twice if you normally use a touchpad for gaming. I may be seeking a refund if the wireless at least doesn't resolve itself within the 30 day limit.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

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

If you have any questions, please kindly get in touch with our tech support team directly at 626.271.1004 for assistance during regular business hours from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time, or you can email us at usreview@msi.com.
When contacting us, please kindly include your product info, thank you.

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

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