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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The GS60 2QE is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
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
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, HDMI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1920 x 1080
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium, Polymer
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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