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MSI GS70 STEALTH

Introduction

The MSI GS70 is well supported as of at least Ubuntu 14.04 if not earlier.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the MSI GS70 STEALTH specifications page.

NameMSI GS70 STEALTH
ProcessorThe latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Screen17“ HD (1920×1080) , Anti-glare
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 256GB Super RAID + 750GB HDD 7200rpm
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 765M
NetworkKiller DoubleShot
Killer Doubleshot LAN

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYesSwitchable graphics via Bumblebee also works
HDMI OutYesWith Nvidia Proprietary Driver
Display PortNot Tested
SoundYes
Headphone PortYes
Microphone-In PortYes
Line-In PortYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYes
KeyboardYesBack-light is on and red by default
TouchPadYes
Suspend/ResumeYes

Multimedia Keys

KeyCompatibilityComments
Screen Toggle Not Tested
Wifi Toggle No
Webcam Toggle Not Tested
Airplane Mode No
Touchpad Disable No
Brightness Down Yes
Brightness Up Yes
Volume Down Yes
Volume Up Yes
Volume Mute Yes

Notes

Tested using Xubuntu 14.04 (2014-05-01)

Summary

I was pleasantly surprised with out-of-the-box compatibility of this laptop with current software. I would consider this configuration acceptable for daily use.


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msi_gs70_stealth.txt · Last modified: 2014/05/10 20:21 by bstoots
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