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

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS60 2QE have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the MSI GS60 2QE has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QE is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the GS60 2QE has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the GS60 2QE.

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Good Brand

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 2QE has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS60 2QE has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera 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 laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

The GS60 2QE is one of the lightest portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QE (only 1.9 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 2QE have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The MSI GS60 2QE has a very fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GS60 2QE. The average hard drive speed of portable PCs 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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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thin

The GS60 2QE is one of the thinner laptops of a similar spec and age to the GS60 2QE (only 19.9 millimeters) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released one year ago the heights range from 17mm to 49mm, and the average height is 30mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GS60 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do 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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QE is 64Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of only 52 watt-hours, the GS60 2QE has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GS60 2QE over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the GS60 2QE has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the GS60 2QE has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the GS60 2QE has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the GS60 2QE has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the GT72 2QD (£1,189.00) (17.3"), or the GT72 (£1,432.38) (17.3") both from MSI.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec 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 (64-Bit)
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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 Power
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

23 January 2015

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Micro-Star International Co, Ltd. (MSI) es una empresa taiwanesa fundada en 1986 que ha logrando convertirse en uno de los mayores fabricantes de tecnología hardware del mundo. MSI comenzó su... Read more…

Well constructed, stellar screen, good keyboard and trackpad, powerful configurations, solid gaming performance for both versions, but especially the 970M model, proper priced
Luxurious
Nice packaging
Great performance
Sharp vibrant display
Bright backlit logo on the hood that can't be turned off, the trackpad is too close to the laptop's bottom lip, short battery life, some heating and throttling issues on the 870M version
Battery life
Fixed battery not upgradable
Software CDs but no optical drive
Battery life isn't wonderful, colour might not appeal to everyone

User Reviews

(2)
(Verified Purchase)

It's been 2 months after my purchase and everything seems OK with this notebook. If you are looking for a powerful and also a thin notebook, I can admit that this model has no alternative.

Reviewed 4 March 2015 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect.

I ordered it on Sunday, and it arrived on the Thursday in excellent and secure packaging. 10/10 for delivery and customer service

The laptop itself is incredible.... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro247, 4k296r, msi 2q, pro232, pro279, msi 64, pro231, pro229, 2qegho, pro490, 4k610r, pro231b, pro229n, 2qeghos, pro490i, 4k610ru, pro247u, 4k296ru, msi 2qe
Barcodes 04719072375706, 04719072375713, 04719072375720, 04719072375737, 04719072377878, 04719072381127, 04719072398316

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Narrower
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6"
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Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Two More Battery Cells
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