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MSI GS60 Ghost 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 2014
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12 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 2.2GHz and the fastest is 2.8GHz. The GS60 Ghost has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 Ghost.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS60 Ghost has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GS60 Ghost.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GS60 Ghost supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This MSI portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Light

The weight of the GS60 Ghost of only 1.9 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 Ghost. The average weight of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 3.4kg.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the GS60 Ghost has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 Ghost range from 3.1GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The GS60 Ghost has more built-in speakers than most of the gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GS60 Ghost only have between two and three built-in speakers, however this notebook PC has four built-in speakers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 19.9 millimeters, the GS60 Ghost is quite thin compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 Ghost. The average height of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 33mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 Ghost do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS60 Ghost is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GS60 Ghost is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the GS60 Ghost has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 Ghost do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GS60 Ghost is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 13" to 19". The GS60 Ghost has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the GS60 Ghost has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 Ghost. The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 Ghost range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS60 Ghost has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this age and type.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 Ghost.

The best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The GS60 Ghost has a fairly small battery capacity (only 52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 Ghost. The battery capacities of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 Ghost range from 48Wh to 6,000Wh, and the average battery capacity is 150Wh.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GS60 Ghost has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS60 Ghost range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS60 Ghost has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1TB.

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Only Six Battery Cells

The MSI GS60 Ghost is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the GS60 Ghost has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The MSI GS60 Ghost is a one mini DisplayPort laptop.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 Ghost

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that are a similar 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.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Optical Drive
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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
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
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(29)
4 April 2015

Eteknix.com

MSI have been busy lately, dishing out their latest range of MSI Gaming notebooks and they're keen to show that they have a gaming notebook offering for virtually every budget range. Today we are... Read more…

30 July 2014

Inside it has an Intel Core i7 4700HQ CPU backed up by 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Graphics grunt is provided by the capable GeForce GTX860M that has 2GB of its own GDDR5 RAM. You don't get a DVD... Read more…

6 July 2014

What we're looking at here is - according to MSI - the thinnest 15-inch gaming notebook on the market, with a case that's just 19.9mm high with the lid closed. Thanks to a magnesium chassis, it's... Read more…

17 June 2014

Judged on its own merits, the GS60 Ghost is an impressive specimen: It's an ultra-thin powerhouse that can crank through whatever throw at it?just don't expect to play games on the highest...

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10 May 2014

Mashable.com

Making plans for a summer vacation? Time to take some time off the have a little fun in the sun, hit the beach, get a tan, and forget about your worries. And just in time, there's a gaming laptop... Read more…

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User Reviews

(16)
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 12 April 2014 by Reggie B.
(Verified Purchase)

Way more positives than negatives. Screaming performer for the price. Some compromises were made to get thin like missing optical drive and somewhat flimsy feeling monitor but overall this is an... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Daniel R.
(Verified Purchase)

Motherboard shorted out after exactly one year. RMA service 3-7 WEEKS! Hard to find parts for local repair...

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Orion G.

If you can keep the hdmi plugged in and keep your games on the SSD it's a great Laptop and very reliable...

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Daniel T.
(Verified Purchase)

Has three places of hard drives the main drive is an msata so if you want to pair it with another one or even just add in additional drive make sure that you pay attention to this. The lack of a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 1tb128, gtx970, i75700, i75700h, 1tb128g, gtx970m, 1tb128gb, i75700hq
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