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MSI GP60 2QE
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MSI GP60 2QE 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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GP60 2QE is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz. The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the MSI GP60 2QE of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GP60 2QE.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 786 user and expert reviews, MSI has good ratings for its notebook PCs. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MSI GP60 2QE has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (2.9 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GP60 2QE have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz.

There are a number of other 2.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the MSI GP70 Leopard[plb_2913590_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The GP60 2QE has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GP60 2QE.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI GP60 2QE has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GP60 2QE. This notebook PC is a two USB 2.0 port laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GP60 2QE which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Narrow

With a width of only 383 millimeters, the GP60 2QE is quite narrow compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The narrowest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the GP60 2QE is 280mm wide and the widest is 460mm.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on gaming laptops that were launched 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 gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this age and spec.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GP60 2QE has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP60 2QE is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GP60 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GP60 2QE also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs 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

The GP60 2QE is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the GP60 2QE has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP60 2QE have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At only 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GP60 2QE has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GP60 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the GP60 2QE has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GP60 2QE. The average screen size of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP60 2QE is 16".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of this age and spec range from 4GB to 32GB. The MSI GP60 2QE has one of the smallest internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MSI GP60 2QE has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP60 2QE. The processor caches of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GP60 2QE range from 3MB to 8MB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GP60 2QE which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Cache Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the cache memories range from 3MB to 6MB. With a cache memory of only 3 megabytes, the GP60 2QE has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GP60 2QE.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GP60 2QE the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. The MSI GP60 2QE has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The GP60 2QE is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago have between four and seven processor threads.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP60 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GP60 2QE.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GP60 2QE has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GP60 2QE.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI GP60 2QE has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This MSI notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the GP60 2QE has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec 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.

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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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
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
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
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Battery
Power
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi p222685, msi p222685p, 2qeleopard1015, 2qeleopard1015u, 2qeleopard1015uk
Barcodes 04719072387112, 04719072387129, 04719072387136, 04719072387143, 04719072389123, 04719072393007

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