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MSI GE60 Apache

MSI GE60 Apache 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the better rated brands.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the GE60 Apache has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the GE60[pl_1564021_price], the GE60 Apache[pl_2527992_price], or the GT72[pl_2510187_price] all from MSI.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GE60 Apache supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This MSI notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE60 Apache.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Light

The GE60 Apache is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE60 Apache (only 2.6 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average weight of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 Apache is 3.4kg, and the weights range from 1.8kg to 5.5kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GE60[plb_1564021_price] (2.4kg).

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 Apache the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GE60 Apache has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GE60 Apache only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the GE60 Apache has four built-in speakers.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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Narrow

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the widths range from 330mm to 460mm. At only 383 millimeters, the GE60 Apache is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GE60 Apache does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 Apache 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 GE60 Apache is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE60 Apache have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 Apache has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 Apache. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GE60 Apache is 3.2GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE60 Apache does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 Apache have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 17". With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the GE60 Apache has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GT72[plb_2512871_price] (17.3" and higher rated) or the MSI GT72[plb_2512866_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 150Wh, and the battery capacities range from 48Wh to 6,000Wh. At only 49 watt-hours, the GE60 Apache has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE60 Apache.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the GE60 Apache has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 Apache. The average internal memory of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 Apache is 13GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (16GB and higher rated) or the MSI GT72[plb_2512866_price] (12GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The GE60 Apache has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 4,400 milliamperes * hour) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GE60 Apache is 5,100mAh, and the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE60 Apache have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GE60 Apache which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GE60 Apache has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the GE60 Apache has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE60 Apache. Across all the gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the MSI GT72[plb_2512871_price] (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Only Six Battery Cells

The GE60 Apache is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 Apache have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB. The MSI GE60 Apache has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.5GHz. At only 2.4 gigahertz, the GE60 Apache has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60 Apache.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GT72[plb_2512866_price] (2.5GHz and cheaper); or the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 Apache range from 3.1GHz to 4GHz. At only 3.4 gigahertz, the MSI GE60 Apache has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 Apache.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 Apache

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that are a comparable age to 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the MSI GT72[plb_2512866_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Storage
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Memory Card
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Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Display Surface
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
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S/PDIF Out Port
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VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx860, gtx850, i74700, gtx860m, gtx850m, i74700h, i74700hq
Barcodes 08241420205480
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