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MSI GE60 Apache

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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 786 user and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its laptops. MSI also has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

Has a Front Camera

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

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the GE60[pl_1564021_price], or the GE60 Apache[pl_2437624_price] both from MSI is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GE60 Apache supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 Apache.

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

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other laptops of this spec and age 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 portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 Apache the widths range from 330mm to 460mm. With a width of only 383 millimeters, the GE60 Apache is one of the narrower comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 Apache amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 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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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago, the GE60 Apache does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GE60 Apache is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type 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 quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 Apache. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GE60 Apache have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE60 Apache does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GE60 Apache the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The GE60 Apache has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus G750JS[plb_2700540_price] (17.3").

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 Apache have battery capacities of between 45Wh and 6,000Wh. The GE60 Apache has a fairly small battery capacity (only 49 watt-hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 Apache.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 Apache range from 4GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the GE60 Apache has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the MSI GT70[plb_2308444_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus G750JS[plb_2700540_price] (16GB).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 Apache the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,200mAh. The GE60 Apache has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 4,400 milliamperes * hour) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the GE60 Apache has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE60 Apache is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 Apache

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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GE60 Apache has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 Apache.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE60 Apache has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 Apache.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price], and the MSI GT70[plb_2308444_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the GE60 Apache has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 Apache.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the GE60[pl_1564021_price] (2.4kg), or the GE60 Apache[pl_2437624_price] (2.6kg) both from MSI.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Alienware 17[plb_2179386_price], or the MSI GT70[plb_2308444_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx860, i74700, gtx860m, i74700h, i74700hq
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