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For full specifications see the MSI GE70 2OE specifications page.

NameMSI GE70 2OE
ProcessorThe latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Screen17.3“ Full HD (1920×1080), Anti-glare
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 256GB Super RAID + 750GB HDD 7200rpm
Optical DriveBD Combo / DVD Super Multi
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 765M
NetworkKiller Gaming LAN
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
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the MSI GE70 2OE here.


You can enter a summary of how well the MSI GE70 2OE works with Linux here.


, 2017/06/22 19:59

Installed Linux: Mint 18.2 (22.06.2017)

* No Problems with installation procedure except for GRUB not loading at startup

  1. > fix: disable secure Boot in UEFI

* With recommended graphics driver, extreme screentearing made it nearly useless.

  1. > Workaround: choose compiz as your compositor → tearing reduces by ~80%

* wierd glitches and bugs with sending it to “sleep”: session was NOT saved and gpu

changed from Intel to Nvidia for no reason

* watching youtube: rarely sound glitches (headphones: Steelseries Seiberia V3 prism)

* extreme poor battery life (<1h) compared to Windows 10 (>2h) even at doing

nothing), it gets worse by watching youtube over Wifi or editing documents with libre

* sometimes Wifi doesn't connect automaticaly when unplugging from ethernet

* keyboard, touchpad, optical drive and card reader are working perfect

* camera not tested

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