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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QE. Gaming laptops that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 1.7GHz and 2.9GHz.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QE, the GS60 2QE has a front camera.
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus GL771JW which has a better Rating.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The MSI GS60 2QE supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 866MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QE the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
HD HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QE have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. The GS60 2QE is quite light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QE.
Four Built-In Speakers
The GS60 2QE has more built-in speakers than most of the gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 2QE only have between two and three built-in speakers, however this notebook PC has four built-in speakers.
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4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.
1.4 HDMI Version
This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around 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 commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.
With a height of only 19.9 millimeters, the MSI GS60 2QE is quite thin compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The thinnest portable PC that came out around the same time as the GS60 2QE is 17mm thick, the thickest is 55mm, and the average height is 32mm.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The MSI GS60 2QE has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 300 megahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. Across all the laptops of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the GS60 2QE has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 2QE. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QE have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS60 2QE is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS60 2QE, the MSI GS60 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family
The GS60 2QE has a better processor family than most laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS60 2QE.
An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The GS60 2QE is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the MSI GS60 2QE has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GS60 2QE range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16".
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.
Only One Mini DisplayPort
The MSI GS60 2QE is a one mini DisplayPort portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GS60 2QE have one mini DisplayPort.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The GS60 2QE has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB.
4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QE
Released Over a Year Ago
This gaming laptop was released over a year ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GS60 2QE has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,128 gigabyte, the GS60 2QE has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS60 2QE.
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HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar 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.
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, DDR3L-SDRAM, 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
1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SSD, HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
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, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 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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