MSI GS70 Stealth Pro-097 Review – New gaming laptop worthy of your...

MSI GS70 Stealth Pro-097 Review – New gaming laptop worthy of your pocket


What does improvement means? Keeping the things you like and improve the things that you don’t. MSI has achieved this with their new gaming beast MSI GS70 Stealth Pro-097. This laptop is powered with an updated core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX970m GPU. With a slim frame of 0.85-inch there’s bound to be some compromises, but stealth pro is still one of the best laptop out there that gamers shouldn’t miss.


  • Display: 17.3″ (1920×1080)(16:9) Full HD Non-Reflection
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4710HQ, 5GHz to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR3L 1600MHz
  • OS Windows 8.1 (Free Upgrade to Windows 10 until 7/29/2016)
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD (7200 RPM) + 128GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M
  • Keyboard: Steel Series Full-color backlight w/ Anti-Ghost key
  • Webcam: 1080p FHD
  • LAN Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
  • USB: 3.0 x 4
  • Video Port HDMI 1.4 x 1, mDP x 2
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs.
  • Item Dimensions L x W x H 47 x 11.29 x 0.85 inches


The design of MSI GS70 Stealth Pro-07 is similar to its predecessor GS70. The crimson red lid is soft in touch and is resistant to fingerprints. The interior of the notebook has a large chrome power button which is centered above the keyboard. The multicolor steelseries keyboard is a delight to the eyes. The full sized keyboard offers flat keys with generous spacing and a full number pad on the side. There is large speaker grill above the keyboard and a small on the rear of the notebook. The touchpad measuring 4.1 x 2.7 inch was quite large and was comfortable to use. The laptop weighs 5.7 pounds which is lighter than many laptops out there in the market, which makes this gaming rig easy to carry.


This beast is packed with a 17.3 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with anti reflectors. The colors looked sharp and bright giving one of the best viewing experiences. Either watching a movie or playing game MSI’s GS70 Stealth Pro-097 will not fail to please your eyes. The keyboards backlight has no reflection on the screen because of the anti reflectors. Despite of having a great display, bright colors and anti reflectors using this notebook outside in sunlight is not a good idea.  Viewing angles are not very wide and makes it difficult to view the content on screen from the sides.


MSI GS70 Stealth Pro-097 is packed with some serious power, Intel core i7 4710HQ processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with 16GB of RAM. The laptop had no problem in running assassins creed unity in background with 10 tabs open in Google chrome and Internet Explorer each.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark the Stealth Pro hit a max of 56.6fps and min of 10fps, having a score of 700 which is not high as compared to other gaming laptops out there in the market.

The laptop didn’t show any problem during gaming and can handle some serious multitasking with ease.


The Stealth pro is equipped with Nvidia Geforce 970M and can rip through most of the games out in the market. Games like battlefield 4, skyrim, assassins creed 4 run smoothly but during games like watch dog, call of duty black ops 3, assassins creed syndicate we faced drops in frame rates and and there were few hiccups as well. We change settings from ultra to high to get the better gaming experience.


The battery lasted for good 4 hours and 41mins which included web surfing, video streaming at 100% brightness. During gaming the battery lasted for 3 hours 7mins with games on ultra settings.


MSI GS70 Stealth PRO-097 shows, that it’s not necessary for a notebook to be bulky and heavy to be powerful. This beast is power packed with high specs making it worthy of $2000 laptop.