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MSI GS60 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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29 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The MSI GS60 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of this spec and age. Most of the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the MSI GS60 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60.

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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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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI GS60 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GS60 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 786 expert and user reviews, MSI has good reviews for its notebook PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MSI GS60 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS60.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS60 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The MSI GS60 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (2.9GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GS60 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60. The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS60 is 5.3GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops that came out more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The MSI GS60 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS60 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The MSI GS60 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GS60.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS60 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GS60 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GS60 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS60 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GS60 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI GS60 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The MSI GS60 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 1.7GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 4,840 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GS60 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS60.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the MSI GS60 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GS60 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs 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 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the MSI GS60 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS60.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
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
Mini DisplayPort
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
USB 3.0 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 Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
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
Dimensions
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(99)
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
30 November 2015

Not much has changed with the 2015 GS60 except an updated Broadwell CPU and a new screen option. MSI continues to use the same chassis and be one of the top contenders for a lightweight and high...

18 November 2015

The last MSI laptop I reviewed was the MSI GE72 2QD. It was my travel companion to Gamescom, and proved to be pretty damn efficient as both a work and gaming notebook. My only concerns with the... Read more…

6 November 2015

Equipped with a leading-edge SSD (plus a hard drive!), a fast Skylake CPU, and killer graphics for 1080p gaming, this thin gaming laptop soars, held back only by its brief battery life and, at...

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30 October 2015

What is the MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro? MSI is a big name in the gaming laptop market, with dozens of models available across several different ranges. Its latest machine, the GS60 6QE, is one of its... Read more…

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User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Marquish
Marquish would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

This is one of the best laptops I have put my hands on. I have been looking since June for a nice, lightweight, powerful laptop and I finally found it. Oh, and did I say fast....blazing fast....I... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2014 by Dan N.
(Verified Purchase)

The DC in jack is awkwardly located in the middle of the left side. Comes preinstalled with Norton...

Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Newgamer
Newgamer would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

Let me start off by saying that I'm an avid apple product user and I have not owned a PC in such a long time. I eventually got frustrated with the specs that Apple products provide that I decided... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2016 by NIGHTLY
NIGHTLY would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Verified Purchase)

HARDCORE TRUE TO THE GAME KILLER...

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by Ballbreaker
Ballbreaker would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Verified Purchase)

Awesome computer, lighter and thinner than most of ultrabooks. Nice configuration with NVIDIA GTX970M that runs all games on very high-ultra settings. Only con: Battery life ( 1h-2h30 max)...

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