MSI GE70 Apache Review, Is It A Good Gaming Laptop?

Last Updated on December 29, 2014

Here is my MSI GE70 Apache review. This is an extremely powerful laptop and any user will have an amazing gaming experience with it.

The price for this laptop is pretty hefty but if you’re looking for a mobile gaming computer that won’t disappoint then you should definitely go with the MSI Apache. It not only packs a powerful punch with it’s hardware but it’s also got a super cool design and feel to it.

So let’s get to the review!

Product: MSI GE70 Apache Pro-012 17.3-Inch Laptop

Price: $1,288.99

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Warranty: 2 Year

My Rating: 9 out of 10

Let’s take a look at all of the features of this gaming laptop.


• Intel Core i7-4700HQ quad-core processor
• Windows 8.1 operating system
• 17.3″ Full HD Anti-Reflective Display (16:9,1920 x 1080)
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX860M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
• 12GB (8GB+4GB) DDR3L 1600MHz system memory
• 1TB HDD (7200RPM) and DVD SuperMulti Drive
• Killer E2200 LAN and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
• Full Color Backlit Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
• World-Class Dynaudio Premium Speakers

This laptop is a gaming BEAST. This laptop is going to withstand the system demands for games coming out in 2015-2016 for sure.


The Intel Core i7-4700HQ quad-core processor is extremely powerful, processing anything from games to 3D graphics programs is going to come at ease. Although building your own gaming desktop for $1,000 would give even more processing power and graphics power but again if you’re looking for a mobile gaming computer then this is the one for you.

Windows 8.1 has had some pretty bad reviews on its useability but Windows 8.1 is great for gaming. Gaming services such as Steam or Origin is going to run very smoothly, and games have actually been proven to have better frame rates with Windows 8. Sure Windows 7 has better useability but if you’re a gamer Windows 8 is definitely going to ensure an awesome gaming experience. Microsoft really concentrated on the gaming side of things for this operating system.

Your favorite games are going to look marvelous with the graphics settings maxed out on its full HD 1920 x 1080 screen. The screen is also anti-reflective so you’re not going to have to worry about lights and what not bothering you while you use this laptop. 1080p is an awesome resolution to play games on, any game looks great at 1080p res! 🙂

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The Nividia Geforce GTX860M graphics card inside this laptop is a pretty awesome graphics card especially for a laptop. You don’t really see much graphical power in laptops. In my opinion for the price of this laptop it could have had even more graphical power but this is going to max out quite a few games such as Dragon Age: Inquisition and most likely Grand Theft Auto V when it finally releases next month for PC players.

12GB of RAM is INSANE and this laptop is going to run super fast with this much RAM! 😀 If you want to run a game while running a YouTube video while also running other windows all at the same time then you’ll definitely be able to do so. Running servers for games is also going to be very very easy since this laptop has a bunch of memory power. You’ll never have to worry about this laptop running slow at all unless you get download happy and download some sort of virus, but that’s why there is anti-virus with Windows 8! 😉

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The performance within the GE70 Apache is bound to keep up with today’s computing demands.


This laptop also has 1TB of hard drive space. Me personally, 1TB of space is all I need. I built my gaming desktop about 4 years ago with a 1TB hard drive and I still have a good amount of space left over even after the 100+ games I have installed on it! If you love downloading videos and storing photos then this hard drive is going to have more than enough space for you.

There are built in dual band wireless internet capabilities inside of this laptop. It’ll pick up on your wireless internet with ease and it’ll stay connected very well. Dual band wireless is awesome for fast and reliable internet connecting and staying connected. This is extremely important especially if you love multiplayer games.

The full color back lit keyboard is an awesome touch and looks great. If you game with the lights off then you won’t have to worry about seeing your keys as they are lit up with multiple colors. Your friends and family are sure to make a comment on the epic look of this as well. It’s a nice luxury! 🙂

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The multi-color back light is an AWESOME feature.

The speakers inside of this MSI gaming laptop are awesome and the sound is super high quality. The speakers have Dynaudio technology. Dynaudio makes some of the highest quality audio speakers and the fact that they’re technology is within these laptop speakers puts me in awe. The sound is super duper crisp! 🙂

All in all if you’re trying to find the best gaming laptop then this one will suit your needs. It’s well worth the price and you’ll never regret the day you ordered the MSI Apache. 😉

So what do you guys think of my MSI GE70 Apache review? Is this the gaming laptop that you will be getting for yourself?

Let me know in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “MSI GE70 Apache Review, Is It A Good Gaming Laptop?”

  1. Hey, great review. My laptop is standing on it’s last legs so to speak and we’ll be in the market for a new one shortly. I’ll be bookmarking this review. I’m not looking to cheap out but I am looking for quality and this one seems to fit the bill. Thanks

    • You’re correct Dan, whether you’re needing to process actions at the ultimate speed or design something using certain programs this laptop is sure to deliver a pure quality experience.


  2. Hey man – this Laptop looks killer! I hadn’t heard of the MSI Apache before now – but now I definitely won’t forget it. Thanks for posting.


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