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MSI GS60 2QD
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MSI GS60 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the GS60 2QD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 2QD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The MSI GS60 2QD has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 200MHz to 400MHz.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops MSI is one of the better rated brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB. At 1,128 gigabyte, the GS60 2QD has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QD.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS60 2QD has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] which has better reviews.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The weights of gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. The GS60 2QD is one of the lighter notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QD (only 2 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QD is 3.5GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 2QD has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 2QD.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Thin

The GS60 2QD is quite thin (only 19.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average height of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 2QD is 30mm, and the heights range from 17mm to 49mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GS60 2QD also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QD is 3.3GB. The GS60 2QD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QD.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GS60 2QD, the GS60 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The GS60 2QD has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 52 watt-hours) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the GS60 2QD have battery capacities of between 47Wh and 92Wh.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QD the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GS60 2QD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GS60 2QD over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

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

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GS60 2QD has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QD.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the G771JM[pl_2901200_price] (12GB), or the G751JL[pl_2998974_price] (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the GS60 2QD has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs 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
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
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qdgho, 2qdghos, msi 4720, 2qdghost, 2qd602tr, msi 4720h, 124294354, gs60415es, edition298, edition602, msi 4720hq, msi 2qd298, 2qdghost281, 2qdghost415, msi 2qd298u, edition298u, 2qdghost405, edition602t, msi 2qd298uk, gs602qd415es, edition298uk, 2qdghost405x, edition602tr, 2qdghost281f, 2qdghost415e
Barcodes 04719072381455, 04719072382346, 04719072383435, 04719072384869, 04719072401351

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