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For full specifications see the MSI GE70-0ND specifications page.

NameMSI GE70-0ND
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i7/i5 Processor
Screen17.3“ Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlight, Anti-glare
17.3” HD+ (1600×900) LED backlight, Anti-glare
HDD750GB SATA 7200/5400 rpm
500GB SATA 7200/5400 rpm
Optical DriveBlu-ray / DVD Super Multi
GraphicsnVIDIA Geforce GTX660M 3D Graphic Card
NetworkKiller Gaming Networking for priority online gaming
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
SPDIFOutNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Johan, 2013/05/15 06:17

Hi, I made a patch for udev/systemd to make the eject button work on the GE60. If your system has udev, you can add the following row to /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/95-keymap.rules:

ENV{DMI_VENDOR}==“MICRO-STAR*|Micro-Star*”, ATTR{[dmi/id]product_name}==“GE60*|GE70*”, RUN+=“keymap $name 0xC2 ejectcd”

Please reply if it works also on the GE70.

Jack, 2012/12/28 19:22

I have this Laptop but without the Killer Gaming network(Intel instead) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 and mostly every thing works, the optical drive has no eject button it's software driven so no way to eject the drive under linux,the battery works but ubuntu does not detect it, the touch pad works better under linux then win7 and have not yet tried installing bumblebee to get GTX660M work but likely to work with updated kernel.

QuaziMoto, 2015/10/20 16:52

You can open the cd/dvd by using the eject function found in menu via apps like VLC or other apps that use CD/DVD access to play content.

It is a pain… but maybe better than going to win10. I personally have no emotional attachment either way.

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