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MSI GT60 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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32 Reasons For

Nineteen Industry Awards

This MSI portable PC is one of the most awarded by experts of all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

This many processor core laptop received a "Gold" from Hwt.dk, Pcper.com, Hardware.info, Drcaos.com and Razorman.net all of whom wrote that this portable PC was brilliant.

This portable PC was given a "Performance Award" by HEXUS.net, Eteknix.com, Purepc.pl and Play3r.net all of whom concluded that this many processor core laptop functioned well.

This MSI laptop received a "Recommended" from Hardwareheaven.com, Pccentre.pl and Itwriter.ru all of whom concluded that this portable PC was good.

This notebook PC received an "Editor's Choice" from both Laptopmag.com and Rbmods.se, both of which thought that this MSI laptop was superb.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this MSI notebook PC is 81 out of 100 based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including Digitaltrends.com, maximumpc.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net.

Good for Gaming

A number of customers thought the product was good for gaming. Hexus.net said in their review of the MSI GT60 on expert review site HEXUS.net “Taiwanese manufacturer MSI appears to be keeping true to its roots by maintaining a focus on gaming laptops that prioritise cutting-edge performance above all else”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Gaming beyond 1080p puts great strain on the system's GPU” in their review of the MSI GT60. Two years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The MSI GT60 is meant to appeal to gamers first and foremost”.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers said in their reviews that the MSI GT60 was good value for money. Laptopmag.com wrote “Audio quality at a good price” and rated this laptop 80 out of 100. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this laptop “Is reasonably priced given its equipment” and scored the product 4 stars. Expert website Play3r.net rated it 4 stars and wrote “Without question, there is no value proposition here”.

Good Product Quality

Two MSI GT60 owners who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was good quality. Four years ago expert website Laptopmag.com said “Combine that with a vibrant 1080p display, good audio quality and a po”.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “The multi-color backlit keyboard only adds to its stylish appearance to m” in their MSI GT60 review and rated it 4 stars. One MSI GT60 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the MSI GT60 was a good design. Four years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “This is why MSI paid special attention toward the design”.

Large Storage Capacity

One MSI GT60 reviewer who reviewed this laptop thought it had good storage. Thunderbaylive.com mentioned “Extremely fast storage array” in their review of this laptop.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that this laptop was well made. Hexus.net mentioned in their review of the MSI GT60 “MSI keeps doing what it does best by creating gaming laptops that offer some of today's most advanced components in a well-built and familiar package” .

Easy to Use

One MSI GT60 reviewer mentioned that the MSI GT60 was comfortable and easy to hold. Thunderbaylive.com said “Comfortable backlit keyboard” .

Good Battery Life

One MSI GT60 reviewer thought it had a good battery life. Expert review site Stuffmideast.com mentioned in their review of this laptop four years ago “ComUltrabooks are thin and lightweight, with enough battery power to make it through the day”.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The MSI GT60 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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262144 Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 262144 colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Good Size

One person said in their reviews that the MSI GT60 was thin. One MSI GT60 reviewer said in their reviews that it was lightweight.

MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 786 expert and owner reviews for MSI portable PCs and found that on average MSI has good ratings. We also found that MSI has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MSI GT60 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT60.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT60 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Laptops of a similar age and type to the GT60 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GT60 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the N56VZ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus or the DELL XPS 15 (£1,030.93).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT60 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT60, the MSI GT60 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the N56VZ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of laptops that are a comparable age to the GT60 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The MSI GT60 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT60.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The MSI GT60 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT60.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI GT60 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT60 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT60 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT60.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT60 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GT60.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed, the MSI GT60's maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second is one of the fastest. The average maximum WiFi data rate of laptops that were launched around the same time as the GT60 is 330 Mbit/s, and the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GT60 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 15 (£1,030.93) is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the MSI GT60 is very heavy compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GT60. The weights of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 430g to 4.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Asus N56VZ (2.7kg).

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Thick

At 55 millimeters, the MSI GT60 is very thick compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GT60. The heights of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT60

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GT60.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GT60 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£1,030.93) (16GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI GT60 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the MSI GT60 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GT60.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 15 (£1,030.93) (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) (SSD).

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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WiFi Standard
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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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel FDI Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

19 Awards

3dnews.ru Editor's Choice Bit-Tech.net Extreme Ultra eteknix.com Extreme Performance hardwareheaven.com Recommended pcper.com Gold hwt.dk Gold Product of the Year purepc.pl Performance Award hardzone.es Efficiency Award elchapuzasinformatico.com Platinum hardware.info Gold Award drcaos.com Gold razorman.net Gold Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice itwriter.ru Recommended chip.com.my Outstanding play3r.net Performance Award HEXUS.net Performance pccentre.pl Recommended rbmods.se Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(60)
22 December 2014

After all is said and done, the MSI GT60 20KWS is definitely a workstation for the professionals. This would be a good pick for those who needs the performance on the road to run the most...

Chip.com.my

4 December 2014

In other regards the MSI GT72 is every inch the gaming laptop we'd love to own. And we wouldn't be disheartened by the £2,000 asking price, either: the price of our review was inflated due to the...

Best display we've ever seen on a PC
Excellent port configuration
High overall performance
Battery Boost does boost battery life
Great keyboard
Bloatware
Connectivity could be better
Tiny touchpad
Can't handle some games at 3K resolution
Fan can be very loud at times
18 November 2014

System FeaturesThe MSI GT60 20KWS features a 15.6" LCD-backlit high-resolution (2,880 x 1,620) display screen with a glossy finish. This was the only system reviewed that did not have an antiglare... Read more…

Even before considering the added support for Nvidia's Surround technology, MSI's GT60 2PC Dominator has all the performance needed to make it the perfect replacement for last-year's GT60 2OC. The...

18 June 2014

Even before considering the added support for Nvidia's Surround technology, MSI's GT60 2PC Dominator has all the performance needed to make it the perfect replacement for last-year's GT60 2OC. The...

16 June 2014

This, I think, explains a lot of why MSI opted to put a high-end GPU with an 8GB frame buffer in a 15-inch system that can't really dissipate the heat effectively: they needed the best solution...

Lisa Gade demos gaming on the MSI GT60 Dominator 3K gaming laptop. Games tested include Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and Bioshock Infinite. The MSI GT60 Dominator 3K has a 15.6? WQHD+ 2880 x 1620 IPS... Read more…

Highquality 2 880 1 620 display
Quadcore Intel Haswell processor
Dedicated GeForce GTX 780M graphics
Comfortable backlit keyboard
Extremely fast storage array
Not the prettiest laptop
Pixel density brings UI quirks to the fore
Ships with a fair amount of bloatware

Powerful high-end laptop with a great IPS display Those who don't mind that Windows has been confined to a HDD (instead of a SSD, which we'd recommend) will be happy with the GT60-2PC81B. And...

The MSI GT60 Dominator Pro is heavy, looks gaudy, and runs hot, but the hardware is absolutely fantastic. The processor is quick, the GTX 880M can outrun mid-range gaming desktops, and the 3K...

24 April 2014

Coming into the conclusion of this review, the MSI GT60 2PE is in a tricky position due to the sheer price its components and performance invoke. Without question, there is no value proposition...

Play3r.net

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Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 2ojws675, msi 2ojws675u, msi 2ojws675us
Barcodes 00824142022283, 08241420222838

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