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MSI GE60 Apache

MSI GE60 Apache 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the GE60 Apache range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The MSI GE60 Apache has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 Apache.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 786 expert and user reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good ratings. We also found that MSI has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range.

Has a Front Camera

The GE60 Apache has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the GE60 Apache, or the GE60 both from MSI.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GE60 Apache supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE60 Apache.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Light

At only 2.6 kilograms, the GE60 Apache is quite light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60 Apache. Notebook PCs of this age and type have weights of between 1.6kg and 5.5kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Alienware 17 (4.2kg), or the MSI GT70 (3.9kg) which is also cheaper.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 Apache is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 Apache that we have assessed, the MSI GE60 Apache's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 Apache 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 laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE60 Apache range from 330mm to 460mm. The MSI GE60 Apache is one of the narrower portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE60 Apache (only 383 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £187.52

The GE60 Apache has increased in price by £187.52 in the last 59 days.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE60 Apache, the GE60 Apache does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Alienware 17 which is also cheaper.

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

The GE60 Apache is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the GE60 Apache has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops 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

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the GE60 Apache do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GE60 Apache is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE60 Apache is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 17". With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the GE60 Apache has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the GT72 (17.3"), or the GT72 (17.3") both from MSI or the Asus G750JS (£2,796.00) (17.3").

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago is 45Wh, the biggest is 6,000Wh, and the average battery capacity is 150Wh. The GE60 Apache has a quite small battery capacity (only 49 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE60 Apache.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 Apache the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the GE60 Apache has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the MSI GT70 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The GE60 Apache has a fairly small battery capacity (only 4,400 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60 Apache. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE60 Apache have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,800mAh.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE60 Apache is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE60 Apache is 2GB and the biggest is 8.2GB. The GE60 Apache has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE60 Apache has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 Apache. The total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age range from 250GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.

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

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the GT72 (1.1TB), or the GT72 (1.3TB) both from MSI.

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Only Six Battery Cells

The MSI GE60 Apache is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the GE60 Apache has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 Apache.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the GE60 Apache has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE60 Apache range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE60 Apache have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.8GHz and 4GHz. At only 3.4 gigahertz, the GE60 Apache has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 Apache

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the Alienware 17, or the MSI GT70 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this gaming laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus (£1,629.54) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx860, gtx850, i74700, gtx860m, gtx850m, i74700h, i74700hq
Barcodes 08241420205480

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