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MSI GS60 2QC

MSI GS60 2QC 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

MSI gaming laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops MSI is one of the superior manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The GS60 2QC has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the MSI GS30 2M which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 2 kilograms, the GS60 2QC is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60 2QC. Gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 2QC have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Thin

The thinnest similar spec portable PC that was launched around the same time as the GS60 2QC is 17mm thick, the thickest is 49mm, and the average height is 30mm. The MSI GS60 2QC is one of the thinner similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago (only 19.9 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 2QC has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60 2QC is 7.8GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the GS60 2QC does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60 2QC range from 120GB to 2.1TB. When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed, the GS60 2QC's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Y70-70 (256GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The GS60 2QC is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The GS60 2QC has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GS60 2QC. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QC the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus G751JL (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 52 watt-hours, the MSI GS60 2QC has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 47Wh, the biggest is 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The GS60 2QC has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QC. Across all the laptops that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GS60 2QC over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 2QC has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GS60 2QC.

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Average Screen Size

The MSI GS60 2QC has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If this MSI laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 64, msi 020, msi 64b, msi 020u, msi 64bi, msi 4720, msi 020uk, msi 64bit, msi 4720h, msi 4720hq, msi p222686, msi p222686p

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