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MSI GS60 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GS60 2QD range from 200MHz to 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the GS60 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The GS60 2QD has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 2QD which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Asus GL771JW which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GS60 2QD has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 980GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS60 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 2QD.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Light

At only 2 kilograms, the GS60 2QD is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 2QD. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QD the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The GS60 2QD has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 6,700 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The MSI GS60 2QD is a four built-in speaker portable PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GS60 2QD the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the GS60 2QD has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that came out 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 that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Thin

The average height of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QD is 30mm, and the heights range from 17mm to 49mm. The GS60 2QD is fairly thin (only 19.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QD.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the GS60 2QD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GS60 2QD. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QD have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year, the GS60 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 47Wh and the biggest is 92Wh. With a battery capacity of only 52 watt-hours, the MSI GS60 2QD has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QD range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the GS60 2QD has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 2QD has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QD.

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the GS60 2QD has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

The GS60 2QD has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QD.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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
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 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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
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
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
Full-Size 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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 Smart Cache
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
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qdgho, 2qdghos, 2qdghost, edition446, 2qdghost287, edition446t, 2qdghost409, edition446tw, 2qdghost409x, 2qdghost287u, 2qdghost287uk, 2qdghost409xp, 2qdghost409xpl
Barcodes 04719072381615, 04719072383763

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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6"
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Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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