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MSI GX60 3CC
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MSI GX60 3CC 4 Core AMD a 2.5GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 AMD a 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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The GX60, MSI's latest and greatest generation gaming notebook, features AMD's newest high-end R9 M290X discrete graphics card with amazing visuals that increase game realism. The all-new 28nm... More
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8 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 786 expert and owner reviews, MSI has good reviews for its notebook PCs. MSI also has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GX60 3CC has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GX60 3CC has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GX60 3CC. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this age and type is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Nine Battery Cells

The MSI GX60 3CC is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 7,800 milliamperes * hour, the GX60 3CC has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, 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 commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GX60 3CC does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GX60 3CC also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GX60 3CC, the GX60 3CC does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Y50[plb_2681101_price] is also worth considering.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The MSI GX60 3CC is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GX60 3CC is 17", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The MSI GX60 3CC has a fairly small screen size (only 15.6 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GX60 3CC.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Medion Erazer X7611[plb_2170162_price].

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus G750JS[plb_2700540_price] (17.3").

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5.9MB. With a processor cache of only 4 megabytes, the MSI GX60 3CC has one of the smaller processor caches amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Thick

The GX60 3CC is fairly thick (55 millimeters) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GX60 3CC. The thinnest laptop of this type and age is 16mm thick and the thickest is 56mm.

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8 Other reasons to consider the MSI GX60 3CC

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the GX60 3CC has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GX60 3CC.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS70[plb_2575632_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,128 gigabyte, the GX60 3CC has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GX60 3CC.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the MSI GX60 3CC has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GX60 3CC.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 3.5kg heavy portable PCs and we think the Medion Erazer X6825[plb_1571194_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GX60 3CC has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GX60 3CC.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G750JW[plb_2117756_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the MSI GE70[plb_2276858_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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AMD a Processor Family

The GX60 3CC has an AMD A processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type 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
Device Type
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
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
Line-In Port
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

10 May 2014

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Connectivity
Matte display
Battery life
4 hrs 15 min
Sound quality
Picture quality is so bad it's actually distracting during games (blocked up black washed out white)
Graphics card performance restricted by lowcapability processor
Touchpad from another era (tiny with no multitouch)
Start key on right side of keyboard
Busy keyboard layout

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3cc292, 3cc295, 3cc295u, 3cc292c, 3cc292cz, 3cc295uk, gx603cc295uk, 3ccdestroyer401, 3ccdestroyer401r, 3ccdestroyer401ru
Barcodes 04719072333843, 04719072334925, 04719072336578

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