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MSI GE70 2OE-017US 17.3 inch Gaming with Intel Haswell Specs Review

Micro-Star International also known as MSI, one of the famous gaming notebook maker from Taiwan just expanded their 17.3 inch gaming notebook line up with MSI GE70 2OE-017US. Comes with a thin and light body that inspired by race cars design, powerful NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and powered by the newest of fourth generation Intel Core i7 “Haswell” that released in 2013, the GE70 2OE-017US laptop from MSI is one of the best choice for gamer or professional user that looking for a high quality machine for play hard and serious multimedia tasks.

MSI GE70 2OE-017US gaming laptop comes with a solid design, red trims and high quality plastic materials, offers stylish appearance and reduce the price. On the lid, there is a laser film cover and a big MSI logo on the center. Weighing only at 6 lbs and measures 10.6 x 16.5 x 1.5 inches, this machine is thinner than commonly 17.3 inch gaming notebook from other brand, such as ASUS G750JX-DB71 gaming notebook which has dimension in 12.5 x 17.3 x 2.0 inches.

In term of performance, the 4th Intel Haswell’s machine comes with impressive hardware configuration to delivers ultimate power and graphics performance. The new Intel Core i7-4700MQ quad core processor which has a base clock rates at 2.4GHZ and supports Hyperthreading and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to increase processor speed up to 3.2GHZ delivers the power you need for play latest modern games.MSI GE70 2OE-017US review

The 12GB of DDR3 SDRAM (support up to 16GB DDR3 RAM) with MSI TDE Technology gives smooth and faster multimedia tasks and integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M which offer 2GB dedicated video memory as graphics engine delivers more than enough graphics performance you need for serious video application and play latest modern games.


Similar to MSI GX70 3BE-007US gaming laptop, the newest MSI GE70 2OE model also boasts a 17.3 inch Full High Definition LCD display with supports a 1920 x 1080 native resolutions. It also comes with LED-backlit and anti glare coating technology, delivers bright, clear and beautiful colors for games and video, even on the bright conditions. Above the screen, there is a High Definition web camera that integrated with internal digital microphone for high quality video recording and face to face video communications.

On the right side, there is a DVD SuperMulti drive for burn multimedia files into DVD’s format, as well as two USB 2.0 port, Killer E2200 networking port and VGA port for external digital monitor connection. On the left side, you will find a headphone jack, microphone jack, two USB 3.0 port, Kensington lock slot and HDMI port, as well as a multimedia card reader slot with supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC formats. The 750GB of Serial ATA disk drive which has spinning speed of 7200 rpm offers faster write and read data than other conventional laptop with 5400 rpm.

For connectivity, user can use Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and AW-NB114H high-speed 802.11b/g/n for wireless gaming session. Of course, the MSI’s gaming laptop also offers a comfortable, accurate and fast gaming keyboard with STEELSERIES GAMING KEYBOARD. Sadly, it lack backlit features, so it’s not comfortable for gaming session in low light room.

Of course, as a gaming machines, the GE70 2OE-017US also delivers very clear, loud and offer stunning audio experience, thanks to four stereo speakers that supported by Audio Boost and THX True Studio Pro technology. Yeah, MSI GE70 2OE-017US is not the most powerful 17.3 inch gaming laptop on the market, but with a price starting around at $1,299 with 2 years limited warranty, this machine is worth to buy it and gives a great value for your money.

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