The GS70 2OD-001US 17.3" Gaming Notebook Computer from MSI measures in at less than 0.86" thick and weighs only about 6 pounds, which is impressive for a fully-loaded 17.3" notebook computer. Inspired by the F22 Raptor stealth fighter, the MSI GS70 features a simple yet streamlined brushed aluminum chassis with a gray finish.
The 17.3" widescreen display features LED backlighting, which uses less power than their CCFL backlighting. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory. The display can play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling. The screen also has an anti-reflective finish, which reduces glare in brightly lit environments.
The system is powered by a 4th generation Haswell quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. It also has 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, a 750GB 7200rpm hard drive and a 128GB solid state drive, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers and a subwoofer, which utilize Sound Blaster Cinema technology.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.
- Quad-Core Haswell Intel Core i7 Performance
- This MSI notebook houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. Its quad cores have a stock speed of 2.4GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.4GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to game as well as multitask smoothly and efficiently
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M Graphics
- Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M arms you with industry-leading technologies including eye-popping NVIDIA 3D Vision ready, dynamic PhysX effects, high performance NVIDIA GeForce drivers and more. Based on DirectX 11 technology, tessellation can dynamically extend new triangles and textures for making images more detailed. Not only does the GeForce GTX 765M achieve a 3DMark 11 score of 15,000, it also achieves in creating a better user experience by intelligently saving power with the NVIDIA Optimus technology. The ability to automatically switch between the NVIDIA discrete graphics and the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 allows this MSI notebook to prolong battery life
- Full HD Anti-Reflective Display
- The 17.3" display has an anti-reflective screen designed to cut down on the amount of light that reflects off the display, reducing eyestrain and sharpening the picture to provide a more enjoyable viewing experience. The display also has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution so you can play 1080p HD content natively in deep black levels and vibrant color
- Matrix Multi-Display
- Transform your gaming space into the ultimate multimedia center with the Matrix Display. You'll be able to multitask because this MSI notebook supports up to 3 independent displays, including the native notebook display. The MSI GS70 can also 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
- Anti-Ghosting Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
- Re-designed 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 over thousands of color combinations and 5 pre-set configurations. Play with accuracy with anti-ghosting capabilities and with the ability to handle simultaneous keystrokes for seamless gameplay
- Killer DoubleShot
- 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
- Dual Fan Thermal Cooling
- Stay cool with the quiet yet efficient dual fan thermal cooling solution for optimal airflow. The automated cooler boost feature intelligently increases airflow during CPU-intensive and GPU-heavy gaming sessions
- High Definition Surround Sound
- Immerse yourself into your movies and games with HD speakers powered by Sound Blaster Cinema. Feel the experience with a built-in subwoofer to reproduce a surround sound environment
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it