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MSI GS60 2QE
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MSI GS60 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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12 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 2QE the processor clock speeds range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 2QE has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GS60 2QE has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GS60 2QE have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI GS60 2QE has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 250GB and 2.3TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS60 2QE has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GS60 2QE supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 2QE.

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

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Very Light

At only 2 kilograms, the MSI GS60 2QE is fairly light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS60 2QE. The lightest similar spec portable PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QE is 1.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS60 2QE have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.8GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. The GS60 2QE has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the GS60 2QE has four built-in speakers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Very Thin

The heights of laptops of this age and spec range from 16mm to 56mm, and the average height is 34mm. The GS60 2QE is quite thin (only 19.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GS60 2QE, the GS60 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI GS60 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The GS60 2QE has a quite small screen size (only 15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS60 2QE the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 17".

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS60 2QE has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS60 2QE is 150Wh. At only 52 watt-hours, the MSI GS60 2QE has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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Only Six Battery Cells

The GS60 2QE is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the GS60 2QE has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

Most gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years have one mini DisplayPort, including the GS60 2QE which has one mini DisplayPort.

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Only One Installed SSD

The GS60 2QE is a one installed SSD laptop.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QE

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GS60 2QE.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and 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

Design
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
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Graphics
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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)
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Intel FDI Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Mouse Included
Bag Included
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Power Cord Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(4)
15 January 2016

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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
26 October 2015

In review: MSI GS60 6QE 002US. Test model provided by Xotic PC.It may not seem like a huge upgrade from the outside, but the GS60 is a much better gaming machine than when it was a year ago. The...

Improved surface temperatures, very high performance, thinner than most competing gaming notebooks, low CPU temperatures
GPU overclocking
USB 3.1 Gen
2 TypeC port, extremely fast NVMe SSD, accurate colors and grayscale, no throttling when gaming
24mon
Only 2x fullsize USB ports
No VGA, no RAID
One M.2 slot removed, no GSync
SODIMM and M.2 SSD require additional disassembly, build quality could be better, nonremovable CPU and GPU, no optical drive, loud fan noise, short battery life
Bruit en bureautique
23 January 2015

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Micro-Star International Co, Ltd. (MSI) es una empresa taiwanesa fundada en 1986 que ha logrando convertirse en uno de los mayores fabricantes de tecnología hardware del mundo. MSI comenzó su... Read more…

Well constructed, stellar screen, good keyboard and trackpad, powerful configurations, solid gaming performance for both versions, but especially the 970M model, proper priced
Luxurious
Nice packaging
Great performance
Sharp vibrant display
Bright backlit logo on the hood that can't be turned off, the trackpad is too close to the laptop's bottom lip, short battery life, some heating and throttling issues on the 870M version
Battery life
Fixed battery not upgradable
Software CDs but no optical drive
Battery life isn't wonderful, colour might not appeal to everyone
23 December 2015

MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro, Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von:MSI liefert erneut ein schickes und schmales Gaming-Notebook. In der aktuellen Version finden wir erfreulicherweise einen...

Excellent performance in a thin gaming laptop
Solid, mostly metal build quality
Colorful 1080p display
Scorching PCI Express 4 SSD and a platter drive in a 4.4pound laptop
Keyboard has elaborate backlighting, programmability
Gets hot and loud when under stress
Substandard battery life
Muffledsounding speakers
Hot and noisy
Battery life disappoints

User Reviews

(4)
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Worked Great for 30 Days
Worked fine while it worked
Low cost, works perfectly for JBOD. Comes with a low-profile bracket
Nice tablet
Fast, comfortable to use in any situation (i. e. lap, table, desk etc)
On the 31st day Windows 8 would not see the card. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Only thing haven't tried is reinstalling the OS. Haven't made contact with Newegg Yet, but I know what the
Poor quality
PRICING AT THE 256G version. .. .. .buy from Microsoft store instead
I purchased straight from Microsoft and the price of this listed tablet is higher than the Microsoft price for the capacity
Price especially at the high drive capacity
Reviewed 30 December 2015 by Geo
Geo would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K Edition (Verified Purchase)

Perfect gift for student going to college to study programming. Came in a beautiful box with everything ready to go. Sleek design and easy to use, comfortable key board. No complaints at all!

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
(Verified Purchase)

It's been 2 months after my purchase and everything seems OK with this notebook. If you are looking for a powerful and also a thin notebook, I can admit that this model has no alternative.

Reviewed 4 March 2015 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect.

I ordered it on Sunday, and it arrived on the Thursday in excellent and secure packaging. 10/10 for delivery and customer service

The laptop itself is incredible.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro030, pro029, 3k017u, pro028, pro208, pro027, 2qe027, pro207, 2qegho, pro028n, pro208i, pro027n, 2qe027n, pro207i, 2qeghos, pro030l, pro029b, 3k017uk, pro207it, 2qeghost, pro030lu, pro029be, pro028nl
Barcodes 00824142029558, 04719072366933, 04719072367619, 04719072367671, 04719072367732, 04719072367794, 04719072368104, 04719072373405, 04719072373429, 04719072381578, 08241420288100
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