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MSI GS60 2PE
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MSI GS60 2PE 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB May 2014
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Review of MSI GS60 2PE-060UK 15.6-inch Ghost Gaming Notebook

11 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the MSI GS60 2PE has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 1,100MHz to 1,300MHz.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

MSI is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,256 gigabyte, the GS60 2PE has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years. The total storage capacity of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 2PE range from 250GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS60 2PE has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60 2PE also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GS60 2PE supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS60 2PE.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Very Light

Portable PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 1.6kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. The GS60 2PE is one of the lighter portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2PE (only 2 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the MSI GE60 (2.4kg).

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The GS60 2PE has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS60 2PE. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2PE the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the GS60 2PE has four built-in speakers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Thin

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the heights range from 16mm to 56mm. With a height of only 19.9 millimeters, the GS60 2PE is fairly thin compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 2PE.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GS60 2PE does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS60 2PE do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GS60 2PE is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y50 (£1,086.22).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 17". With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the GS60 2PE has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Medion Erazer X7611.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Asus G750JS (£2,340.00) (17.3").

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the GS60 2PE has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS60 2PE. The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 2PE range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The GS60 2PE has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 52 watt-hours, the MSI GS60 2PE has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 2PE. Gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 45Wh and 6,000Wh, and the average battery capacity is 150Wh.

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Only Six Battery Cells

The GS60 2PE is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 2PE have between four and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The GS60 2PE has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS60 2PE is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 2.9GHz.

There are a number of alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus G750JW.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.5GHz).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MSI GS60 2PE has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.4 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2PE the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2PE

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC 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 comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar type and age 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.

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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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In 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
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

25 June 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro060, 2pegho, pro060u, 2peghos, pro060uk, 2peghost, msi 2pe060, msi 2pe060u, gs602pe060uk, msi 2pe060uk, 4719072340810, msi gs602pe060, msi gs602pe060u, msi gs602pe060uk
Barcodes 04719072340810

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