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MSI GS60 2QE
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MSI GS60 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB Jul 2015
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16 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 2QE has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GS60 2QE. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS60 2QE is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI laptops and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 2QE supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS60 2QE.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the GS60 2QE has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QE. Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QE the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GP70 Leopard (£888.72) (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS60 2QE has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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HD HD Type

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

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Very Light

The weights of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QE range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. At only 2 kilograms, the MSI GS60 2QE is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GS60 2QE has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QE have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS60 2QE only have between two and three built-in speakers, however the GS60 2QE has four built-in speakers.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Thin

The average height of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QE is 30mm, and the heights range from 17mm to 49mm. The GS60 2QE is quite thin (only 19.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QE range from 200MHz to 400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the GS60 2QE has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GS60 2QE 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

Like most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago, the GS60 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Asus GL771JW.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GS60 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GS60 2QE has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is in fact the worst processor family amongst all gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The GS60 2QE is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The MSI GS60 2QE has a quite small screen size (only 15.6 inches) 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. The screen sizes of gaming laptops that were released one year ago range from 13" to 19".

If this gaming laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus G771JM (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 52 watt-hours, the GS60 2QE has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QE is 47Wh and the biggest is 92Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the GS60 2QE has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS60 2QE have one mini DisplayPort, including the GS60 2QE which has one mini DisplayPort.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS60 2QE the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. At only 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 2QE has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QE.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 2QE has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50 (£995.06) which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the GS60 2QE has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS60 2QE.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 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 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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

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Expert Reviews

(3)
15 January 2016

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4K is high up on a lot of techie's talking points at the moment, especially with the developments at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas. Whilst on our 4K TV we might actually get something genuinely Ultra... Read more…

Beautiful 4K Display
High Specification
SteelSeries Engine
Good price, especially for older models now
Solid build quality
Not enough USB ports
4K gaming too much for the GT 970M
Poor battery life
Restricted gaming performance using battery
Low battery life
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
23 December 2015

MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro, Testgerät zur Verfügung gestellt von:MSI liefert erneut ein schickes und schmales Gaming-Notebook. In der aktuellen Version finden wir erfreulicherweise einen...

Excellent performance in a thin gaming laptop
Solid, mostly metal build quality
Colorful 1080p display
Scorching PCI Express 4 SSD and a platter drive in a 4.4pound laptop
Keyboard has elaborate backlighting, programmability
Gets hot and loud when under stress
Substandard battery life
Muffledsounding speakers
Hot and noisy
Battery life disappoints

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 22 February 2016 by RichC
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Worked Great for 30 Days
Worked fine while it worked
Low cost, works perfectly for JBOD. Comes with a low-profile bracket
Nice tablet
Fast, comfortable to use in any situation (i. e. lap, table, desk etc)
On the 31st day Windows 8 would not see the card. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Only thing haven't tried is reinstalling the OS. Haven't made contact with Newegg Yet, but I know what the
Poor quality
PRICING AT THE 256G version. .. .. .buy from Microsoft store instead
I purchased straight from Microsoft and the price of this listed tablet is higher than the Microsoft price for the capacity
Price especially at the high drive capacity
Reviewed 30 December 2015 by Geo
Geo would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K Edition (Verified Purchase)

Perfect gift for student going to college to study programming. Came in a beautiful box with everything ready to go. Sleek design and easy to use, comfortable key board. No complaints at all!

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
(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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro614, pro613, pro612, pro611, 2qegho, pro612n, pro611n, 2qeghos, pro614l, pro613b, 2qeghost, pro614lu, pro613be, pro612nl, pro611ne, msi i75700, msi 2qe668, edition668, msi gtx970, edition653, msi 2qe668u, edition668u, msi gtx970m, edition653i, msi i75700h
Barcodes 04719072403133, 04719072403140, 04719072403157, 04719072403164, 04719072408619, 04719072411572

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