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MSI GS60 2QC

MSI GS60 2QC 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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14 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the GS60 2QC has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 786 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good ratings for its laptops. MSI also has good ratings specifically for its gaming laptops compared to other manufacturers.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 2QC supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. This MSI notebook PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Light

At only 2 kilograms, the GS60 2QC is quite light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the laptops of this type and age the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The GS60 2QC is a four built-in speaker portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 2QC only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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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 portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops 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 typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Thin

The GS60 2QC is quite thin (only 19.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QC. The heights of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QC range from 17mm to 49mm, and the average height is 30mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 300 megahertz, the GS60 2QC has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 2QC. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GS60 2QC range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the GS60 2QC has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QC do not have a full-size keyboard. The GS60 2QC is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GS60 2QC does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GS60 2QC has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is actually the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GS60 2QC.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The MSI GS60 2QC has a fairly small battery capacity (only 52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS60 2QC. Gaming laptops that were released one year ago have battery capacities of between 47Wh and 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GS60 2QC.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.7 gigahertz, the GS60 2QC has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The GS60 2QC has a relatively typical total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 2QC.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 2QC has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS60 2QC.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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

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Average Screen Size

The GS60 2QC has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y70-70 (£939.86) (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable 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

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Processor Thread
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
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Audio System
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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
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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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
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers edition071, edition071u, edition071uk
Barcodes 04719072411589

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62mm Narrower
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