Hardware Heaven just put up a quick overview of the new MSI GS70 Stealth Pro with the GTX 970M, i7-4710HQ, 16GB of DDR3-1600, a pair of Toshiba m.2 SSDs in RAID0 and a 1TB HDD. The screen is 17.3" at 1920×1080 and for those using this as a desktop replacement the HDMI and two mini-DisplayPort connections will allow 4K or triple display setups. It is less than 2cm thick but thanks to the all metal design it should not bend as much as certain other recently released mobile devices. The benchmarks of a variety of games showed the i7-4710HQ to perform similarly to the i7-4800MQ but the real star was the 970M; check it out here.
To really delve deep into this new mobile GPU check out Ryan's review.
"Last week NVIDIA launched their latest mobile GPU, based on their Maxwell architecture which powers the likes of their high end GTX 980. Today in our MSI GS70 Stealth Pro Review (GS70 2QE) we take a look at a laptop which uses the new GTX 970M in games such as Alien Isolation and The Enemy Within."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE @ Kitguru
- Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro @ The Inquirer
- Up close and personal with the MSI GT72 Gaming Laptop @ Kitguru
- The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank (10400 mAh) Teardown @ Tech ARP
- Elephone G3 Smartphone Review @ Madshrimps
- iPhone 6 @ The Inquirer
- ASUS ZenFone 5 Smartphone Review @ Hardware Secrets
My main concerns for a laptop
My main concerns for a laptop are the screen and the memory expandability. It is hard to find a machine with 4 memory slots and a good screen that does not come at a ridiculous price. The Dell portable workstation models look nice, but they have expensive Quadro or FirePro graphics that I don’t want to pay for. The gaming machines often have 4 memory slots, but they often have cheap looking build quality and somewhat low grade screens (60 to 70% of RGB color space, if your lucky). I have a desktop Dell ultra sharp U3011 (2560×1600) screen which has fantastic color. When I went to Best Buy recently only one or two of the laptops on display had even reasonable looking screens. The rest looked like junk. I have seen some claims that MSI will be coming out with some IPS based laptops, so I will check those out if available. It is somewhat annoying to not have the high-quality, high resolution displays in the 17″ models though. The 17″ models seem to get stuck with 1080p displays.