The MSI Gs70 2QE comes packaged very well as we would expect, opening up the main box that has the notebook inside and we can see it is wrapped in a cloth-like material to prevent scratches, then it is also wrapped in plastic to help further prevent any damage being done to it. MSI have gone to great lengths to make sure their notebooks are properly protected for shipping purposes but have also done a good job at keeping the packaging to a minimum.
Removing the laptop from the box reveals 2 smaller black boxes beneath it and there is also one on the side as well. These boxes are where all the paperwork and the charger are stored for safe keeping during transit.
As mentioned opening up the smaller black boxes will reveal a host of paperwork such as warranty info, quick start guide, recovery function, a disk that contains a user manual and drivers and some other useful information. This is also where users will find the charger for the GS70 2QE, the charge is quite slim considering the notebook it is tasked with powering, a nice touch.
As far as typical accessories go, the only thing you will find bundled with the GS70 2QE is a sleeve to store the notebook in for safe keeping.
The exterior design of the GT70 2QE is very sleek and stylish as it should be considering it is the thinnest and lightest (at time of review) 17″ gaming notebook. On the top cover, MSI have included their normal logo along with their gaming badge.
Opening it up and as always there is a nice protection cloth covering the keyboard to make sure everything is kept in tip-top shape when not in use.
MSI have done an amazing job to keep the sleek and elegant look going throughout the GT70 2QE. Removing the protective cover from the keyboard reveals a nice full-size keyboard with a full-size numpad and the track/touchpad is nice and big which should come in handy. Aside from this there is not a whole lot going on, there is of course a power button above the keyboard and down to the bottom left are some LED indicator lights to let users know some of which features are currently being used.
On the right-hand side of the laptop are 2 x USB3.0 ports, card reader and the DC input to plug the power adapter into. We can also make out on of the cooling vents.
Over to the left side of the laptop and there is a bit more fun going on over here! We have the LAN, HDMI 2x mini display ports that support 4Kx2K output, 2 more USB3.0 ports and the audio inputs/outputs.
Taking a look at the bottom and I have to say I am personally a bit surprised, I would have imagined there being a lot more vents down here to allow for better cooling, especially knowing what type of hardware is inside the Gt70 2 QE. However, the cooling is more than adequate and while the fans may get a bit loud at times I did not notice any heat related issues when gaming or performing tests.