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MSI GS70 2OD-Stealth 17.3 inch Laptop Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we look at one of the thinnest gaming laptops available on the market. The MSI GS70 Stealth is an aluminum design only 2.2cm thick and weighing less than 2.6kg. Inside is an Intel Core i7 4700HQ, 16GB of DDR3 memory, two 128GB Solid State Drives in RAID and a 750GB HDD for storage. The Nvidia GTX765M handles the graphics. Is this the ultimate gaming laptop under two grand?
MSI GS70 2OD-Stealth Specification:

  • Screen Size: 17.3″
  • Screen Type: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Screen Features: Full HD
  • Processor Type: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
  • Processor Cores: 4 (8 Threads)
  • Processor Clock Speed: 2.40GHz (3.40GHz Turbo Mode)
  • Hard Drive Supplied: 1 x 750GB
  • Hard Drive Size: 750GB
  • Solid State Drive: 128GB SSD x2 (RAID 0)
  • Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA-600
  • Hard Drive Speed: 7200RPM
  • Memory Supplied: 2x 8GB
  • Memory Size: 16GB
  • Memory Type: DDR3
  • Memory Speed: 1600
  • Memory Socket: 2 x SO-DIMM
  • Max. Memory Support: 32GB
  • Operating System: Windows 8
  • Graphics Chipset:    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
  • Graphics Memory: 2GB GDDR 5
  • Chipset: Intel HM87 Express
  • Audio: Sound by Dynaudio
  • Speaker(s): 2 x Speakers
  • Subwoofer: 1 subwoofer
  • Microphone: Built-in
  • LAN Card: Killer E2200 LAN
  • LAN Speed: 10/100/1000
  • Wireless NIC: Killer N1202 Combo (2*2, a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • USB 3.0 Port(s): 4
  • HDMI Port(s): 1
  • Mini Display Port(s): 2
  • Microphone Jack(s): 1
  • Headphone Jack(s): 1
  • Line In Jack(s): 1
  • Line Out Jack(s): 1
  • LAN Port(s): 1
  • Battery Life: 4hrs
  • Card Reader: SDXC/HC
  • Web Camera: HD type ( 30fps@720p)
  • Only 22m thick
  • Product Weight (g): 2.6Kg (w/Battery)
  • Supplied with FREE Protective carry case
  • Warranty: 2 Years

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  1. A GTX770M would have been a better option for this machine. love it though!

  2. Its a great looking machine, I still think the Razer blade looks better, but the hardware in this is better. Blade doesnt have RAIDO SSDs for instance.

  3. Love the design myself – not sure I would compare the appearance with an Apple (yuk) but I do get the point. Apple were making their big laptops all the one depth from front to back for years while PC makers had a thin front and then a 2 inch back near the processor!

    Good to see them catching up.

  4. I Love It

  5. There’s no way it took less than 10 minutes to encode a 2 hour long 720p video file. I’m guessing all you did was change containers from MKV to MP4. No encoding there. Now I would really like to see some actual encoding benchmarks. Like maybe taking an untouched Bluray movie and encoding it at crf 23 and 720p with MeGui?

  6. Yes its a good point :3, but this test is more for a person who already has a high definition movie file on a drive and wants to ‘convert’ to a portable player. its a common task – but yes you are right, it would be interesting to also include a ‘full on’ raw disc to encoded file on a drive. Thanks for the feedback.

  7. Is the OS installed on the SSD(s) or the HDD?

  8. Need your help PLEASEEEE!!!, I dont Play 3d Movies in my MSI GS70 for hdmi in my TV SAMSUNG UN7500 SMART TV 3D, WHY NOT?????

  9. Excellent review and has helped me tremendously in making my purchase decision. Thank you for being so thorough. Especially regarding heat and noise.