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MSI GE60 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The MSI GE60 has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This notebook PC's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GE60.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the MSI GE60 is 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 in fact the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GE60.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GE60 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the ZBook 15 (2.7GHz and cheaper), the ZBook (2.8GHz and cheaper), or the ZBook 17 (2.8GHz and cheaper) all from HP.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60 is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE60 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Alienware 17, or the DELL XPS 15 which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GE60 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. In addition, this MSI laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE60.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE60 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 17, or the DELL XPS 15.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the MSI GE60 is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE60 range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB. The MSI GE60 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE60 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GE60's hard drive speed is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE60.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the MSI GE60 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the GE60. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI GE60 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have a full-size keyboard, however the MSI GE60 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL or the HP ZBook 17 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GE60 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE60 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the XPS 15, the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 all from DELL.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE60 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE60.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the ZBook 17, or the Zbook 15 both from HP which is cheaper.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the XPS 15 (16GB), or the XPS 15 (16GB) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI GE60 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GE60.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 15, or the HP ZBook 15 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the MSI GE60 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GE60.

Alternative 2.6kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 15.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 15 (2.8kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs 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 compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Zbook 15 is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the ZBook 15 (SSD), the ZBook 17 (SSD), or the ZBook 15 (SSD) all from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(57)

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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx860, gtx850, i74700, i74700h, gtx860m, gtx850m, i74700hq, ge602pei781, ge602pei781b
Barcodes 04719072352417
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