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MSI GE60 2QD

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

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We checked 786 user and expert reviews for MSI laptops and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the GE60 2QD has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60 2QD. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE60 2QD is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

Other 2.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the MSI GP70 Leopard[plb_2913590_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE60 2QD has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Narrow

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

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GE60 2QD is 7.8GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE60 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price].

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

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE60 2QD have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the GE60 2QD which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GE60 2QD. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE60 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The GE60 2QD has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 2QD the screen sizes range from 13" to 19".

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE60 2QD. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GE60 2QD is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the G771JM[pl_2901200_price] (12GB), or the G751JL[pl_2998974_price] (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of this type and age have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE60 2QD.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Very Small Cache Memory

At only 3 megabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a quite small cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 2QD the cache memories range from 3MB to 6MB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the GE60 2QD is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the GE60 2QD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE60 2QD.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE60 2QD the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB. At only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE60 2QD has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE60 2QD.

If this MSI portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GE60 2QD have between four and seven processor threads, including the GE60 2QD which has four processor threads.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE60 2QD range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and type to the GE60 2QD range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the GE60 2QD has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GE60 2QD.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

This gaming laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI GE60 2QD has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the MSI GE60 2QD has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE60 2QD.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and type. 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 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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
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 Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi p222683, msi p222683p
Barcodes 04719072392956

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