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82 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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"These days the question with gaming laptops isn't how low you can go, but how thin. The $1,999 MSI GS70 offers good overall performance, solid battery life, and a lovely 1080p display in a svelte design. However, some beefier rigs outclass this one in terms of graphics and audio performance. ... While it's debatable that any 17-inch notebook should be considered portable, gamers or creative professionals who want a notebook that's both powerful and won't break their back (or wallet) will find the MSI GS70 a solid choice."
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81
 
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User Reviews 8
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Screen size
1722
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i7
System RAM
161
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi, Vga
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Gaming
1722
1920 x 1080
Windows
Core i7
161
Trackpad
Displayport, Hdmi, Vga

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82 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

60
sdluna3
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
100
PoonJunky
I have a desktop gaming system that has a Microsoft rating of 7.8, which is...read more
80
Nimbin
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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