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MSI GS60 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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12 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI portable PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 2.2GHz and 2.8GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the AORUS X3 Plus which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the MSI GS70 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS60 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS60.

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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 gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Light

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 have weights of between 1.8kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.4kg. The MSI GS60 is very light (only 1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS60.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GS60 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 3.1GHz and 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GS60 is a four built-in speaker laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

The thinnest notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 17mm thick and the thickest is 56mm. With a height of only 20 millimeters, the MSI GS60 is fairly thin compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS60.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GS60 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GS60 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 17". With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the MSI GS60 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The MSI GS60 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS60 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it. This MSI portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this age and type.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 48Wh to 6,000Wh. At only 52 watt-hours, the MSI GS60 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS60 range from 2GB to 8.2GB. The MSI GS60 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 is 1TB, and the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB. The MSI GS60 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60.

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Only Six Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS60 have between four and eight battery cells, including the MSI GS60 which has six battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS60. The maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 have one mini DisplayPort, including the MSI GS60 which has one mini DisplayPort.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the MSI GS70 which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this MSI laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Processor Series
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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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
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
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
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
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Intel VPro Technology
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(99)
15 January 2016

Avforums.com

4K is high up on a lot of techie's talking points at the moment, especially with the developments at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas. Whilst on our 4K TV we might actually get something genuinely Ultra... Read more…

Beautiful 4K Display
High Specification
SteelSeries Engine
Good price, especially for older models now
Solid build quality
Not enough USB ports
4K gaming too much for the GT 970M
Poor battery life
Restricted gaming performance using battery
Low battery life
30 November 2015

Not much has changed with the 2015 GS60 except an updated Broadwell CPU and a new screen option. MSI continues to use the same chassis and be one of the top contenders for a lightweight and high...

18 November 2015

The last MSI laptop I reviewed was the MSI GE72 2QD. It was my travel companion to Gamescom, and proved to be pretty damn efficient as both a work and gaming notebook. My only concerns with the... Read more…

6 November 2015

Equipped with a leading-edge SSD (plus a hard drive!), a fast Skylake CPU, and killer graphics for 1080p gaming, this thin gaming laptop soars, held back only by its brief battery life and, at...

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30 October 2015

What is the MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro? MSI is a big name in the gaming laptop market, with dozens of models available across several different ranges. Its latest machine, the GS60 6QE, is one of its... Read more…

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User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Marquish
Marquish would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

This is one of the best laptops I have put my hands on. I have been looking since June for a nice, lightweight, powerful laptop and I finally found it. Oh, and did I say fast....blazing fast....I... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2014 by Dan N.
(Verified Purchase)

The DC in jack is awkwardly located in the middle of the left side. Comes preinstalled with Norton...

Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Newgamer
Newgamer would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

Let me start off by saying that I'm an avid apple product user and I have not owned a PC in such a long time. I eventually got frustrated with the specs that Apple products provide that I decided... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2016 by NIGHTLY
NIGHTLY would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Verified Purchase)

HARDCORE TRUE TO THE GAME KILLER...

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by Ballbreaker
Ballbreaker would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Verified Purchase)

Awesome computer, lighter and thinner than most of ultrabooks. Nice configuration with NVIDIA GTX970M that runs all games on very high-ultra settings. Only con: Battery life ( 1h-2h30 max)...

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Product Identifiers

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