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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 Jul 2013
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12 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

MSI many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MSI GS60 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS60.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three Point Five Headphone Out Ports

The MSI GS60 has more headphone out ports than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC is a three point five headphone out port laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 which only have between one and three headphone out ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI GS60 is a six battery cell laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 have between two and seven battery cells.

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Three ESATA/USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GS60 is a three ESATA/USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 range from 120MB to 4GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. The MSI GS60 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory (2,000 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB Ports

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the GS60 have between one and three USB ports, including the MSI GS60 which has three USB ports.

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3 USB Version

This laptop has a 3 USB version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a gddr3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have a front camera, however the MSI GS60 does not have a front camera.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Precision M4800[pl_2617822_price], or the Precision M4800[pl_2100133_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2617822_price], or the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[plb_2143104_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the MSI GS60 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS60. The battery lifes of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 3h to 4,700h.

Alternative 4h battery life laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba L55T[plb_2041827_price] which is cheaper.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

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

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Only One Speaker

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the GS60 have one speaker, including the MSI GS60 which has one speaker.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GS60 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS60 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[pl_2143104_price], or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea[pl_2198858_price] both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS60 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,000 megabytes, the MSI GS60 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS60 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of this type and age. Most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS60 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Fujitsu LifeBook AH564[plb_2508260_price].

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2617822_price].

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Average Screen Size

The MSI GS60 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 15R n5110[pl_1459444_price], or the Precision M4800[pl_2617822_price] both from DELL or the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa[plb_2143104_price].

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Average Weight

The MSI GS60 has a relatively average weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] which is cheaper.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110[plb_1459444_price] (2.7kg) 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 many processor core 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Gigabyte P34G v2[plb_2409571_price] (SSD).

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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...

Computershopper.com

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

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers i76700, 1tb128, gtx970, i75700, 1tb128g, gtx970m, i75700h, i76700h, i76700hq, 1tb128gb, i75700hq, msi i75700, msi 6qe093, info 2qc071, msi i75700h, msi 6qe093u, info 6qe093, info 6qe063, info 6qe093u, info 6qe063u, info 2qc071u, msi i75700hq, msi 6qe093uk, info 6qe093uk, info 6qe063uk, info 2qc071uk, dynaudio 6qe063, msi 9s716h712093, dynaudio 6qe063u
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