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MSI GE60 2PL
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MSI GE60 2PL 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

MSI is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GE60 2PL is 2.6GHz. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 2PL, the processor clock speed of the MSI GE60 2PL of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.9GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the MSI GP70 Leopard which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GE60 2PL, the MSI GE60 2PL has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The MSI GE60 2PL has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE60 2PL. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 2PL is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI GE60 2PL is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE60 2PL range from 280mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. The GE60 2PL is one of the narrower notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE60 2PL (only 383 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a similar age and type to 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE60 2PL does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE60 2PL also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 2PL have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the GE60 2PL has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 2PL.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE60 2PL does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GE60 2PL also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GE60 2PL range from 54mAh to 7,400mAh. The MSI GE60 2PL has a quite small battery capacity (only 4,400 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 2PL.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 2PL is 3MB and the biggest is 8MB. At only 3 megabytes, the GE60 2PL has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 2PL.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE60 2PL is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 3 megabytes, the MSI GE60 2PL has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 2PL. Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE60 2PL have cache memories of between 3MB and 6MB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the GE60 2PL has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The MSI GE60 2PL is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between four and seven processor threads.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 2PL

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GE60 2PL over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE60 2PL has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the GL771JW (1.1TB), or the G751JL (1.1TB) both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2PL has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus G771JM (12GB), or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GE60 2PL has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI GE60 2PL has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI GE60 2PL has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GE60 2PL.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as 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
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1003uk, msi 2pl663, msi i54210, msi i54210h, msi 2pl663x, msi 2pl663xu, msi 2pl663xuk, msi 9s716gh11663
Barcodes 04719072363321, 04719072371111, 04719072373320

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