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MSI GE60 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the MSI GE60 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60. Gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE60 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI GE60 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GE60.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE60, the MSI GE60 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the GT72[pl_2900246_price], or the GT72 2QD[pl_2954451_price] both from MSI.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MSI GE60 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it. This laptop also have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. The MSI GE60 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.6 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GE60 only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the MSI GE60 has four built-in speakers.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI GE60 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC is a two USB 2.0 port laptop compared to most of the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of a similar type and age to the GE60 is 320mm wide, the widest is 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. With a width of only 383 millimeters, the MSI GE60 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this spec and age amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE60 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE60 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GE60 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE60 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GE60's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GE60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price].

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The MSI GE60 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 49 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 47Wh to 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GE60 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. The battery capacities of laptops of this age and type range from 54mAh to 7,400mAh.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GE60 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GE60 range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GE60 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE60 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the MSI GT72[plb_2913246_price] (2.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE60 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price], or the Alienware 15[plb_2709549_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the GT72[pl_2913247_price] (1.1TB), or the GT72[pl_2900246_price] (1.3TB) both from MSI.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Alienware 15[plb_2709549_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the MSI GT72[plb_2913246_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI GE60 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including the Alienware 15[plb_2709549_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GT72[plb_2913246_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The MSI GE60 has a relatively standard weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GE60.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price] (4.8kg), or the Alienware 15[plb_2709549_price] (3.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus G751JT[plb_2552437_price], or the Alienware 15[plb_2709549_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Alienware 13[plb_2714717_price] (SSD).

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(59)

The MSI GE60-2QEWi781 offers sufficient performance to run any game fluidly. However, the laptop gets quite loud and hot. On the bright side, the laptop is equipped with decent input devices and a...

22 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

25 November 2014

The MSI GE60 2PE has a gorgeous screen with good contrast ratios. Complementing the display is the excellent keyboard built by SteelSeries and falls just short of a mechanical keyboard. The... Read more…

23 July 2014

After testing and using the MSI GE60 for several weeks, I've come away reasonably impressed with what's being offered. It's not the fastest or flashiest laptop around, and it's not the cheapest...

9 July 2014

After all is said and done, we find that the MSI GE60 2PE is really a good deal especially for gamers who want to have a gaming machine that they can bring with them on the go but without...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Marian M.
(Verified Purchase)

I would buy it again. But would have ordered a better keyboard at the same time. This thing is honestly horrible, especially for a $2500 computer...

Fast. The boot isn't quite what I expected from dual SSD drives in RAID 0, but impressive none the less. This computer plays Archeage on MAX everything after you fiddle with the drivers. Every game I
A lot of power in a small package. Quiet
Conservative on ports, no rear audio for speakers except SPIDF
Best weightperformancefinish pc laptop available currently . Aluminum case (albeit avg. quality at best). 6th gen cpu. 4k resolution. Light 6.1lb)
Other than big screen 28") and 4K, why would you buy this if it flickers all the time
The keyboard. Really for the price I pad for this most of the keys stick. I loose 30 words per minute just erasing the line of e's that I get every time I try and use the key. The mouse is better than
WIFI is weak. about 12 to 34 the distance of laptops in same environment
Gtx 970m 3gb. Seriously for 4k gaming
The non ssd drive started making scratching sounds the 3rd day
4k display has great color but no gsync and slow refresh rates. useless for gaming
Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Misfitmya
(Verified Purchase)

Had this a few months now and could not be happier with it :0)...

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