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MSI PE60 2QE 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the PE60 2QE has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the PE60 2QE.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The PE60 2QE is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the PE60 2QE have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

MSI has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI PE60 2QE supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI portable PC supports 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PE60 2QE.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The PE60 2QE has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook 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 PE60 2QE.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the PE60 2QE has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the PE60 2QE. Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the PE60 2QE have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the PE60 2QE is 32GB, the biggest is 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the PE60 2QE has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the MSI PE70 2QE[plb_2953236_price] (1.1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the PE60 2QE, the PE60 2QE has a front camera.

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Eight Processor Threads

The PE60 2QE is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the PE60 2QE only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the PE60 2QE have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the MSI PE60 2QE has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI PE60 2QE has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache

The MSI PE60 2QE has a L3 processor cache which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most portable PCs of this age and spec have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the PE60 2QE.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The PE60 2QE is a four built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PE60 2QE only have between two and three built-in speakers.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI PE60 2QE is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the PE60 2QE is 380MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the PE60 2QE has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI PE60 2QE does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that came out 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The PE60 2QE does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PE60 2QE also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The MSI PE60 2QE is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the PE60 2QE have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The PE60 2QE has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 16 gigabytes, the MSI PE60 2QE has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the PE60 2QE. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PE60 2QE range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI PE60 2QE

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the PE60 2QE has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the PE60 2QE has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the PE60 2QE.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-C[plb_2978038_price] (17.3"), or the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015479_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The MSI PE60 2QE has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

The PE60 2QE has a fairly standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the PE60 2QE.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite P50t-B[plb_2698899_price] (2.3kg), or the Asus X553MA[plb_2768436_price] (2.3kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker
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
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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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Windows Key
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
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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
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Battery
Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

24 December 2015

Well, I'll keep it short. The MSI PE60 6QE is a nice gaming laptop under $1000, but it's hard to justify the price, unless you really need the extra year of warranty or global warranty. The PE60...

Good gaming and 3D performance for the price with Skylake 76700HQ and GTX 960M
Very good keyboard with good feedback, resistance, and travel depth
Keys surface is nice to touch
Thermals are not perfect, but adequate for gaming
Clocks remain maximal u
Medicore speakers and listening experience
Maybe it's the configuration or positioning
Looksdesign could be a little more currentslick
Battery performance power efficiency isn't great at around 3.54 hours under light load
Keyboard might get a litt

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 14 December 2008 by Aaron L.
(Verified Purchase)

This thing is not ideal for gamers, but I don't know what else you can find out there to replace it. Good luck, hope my experience helped...

Great for casual browsinginternet use which is not dependant on stable connection
Well I was at 250 275 Mbps most of the time, downloads were fast when available
The adapter works right out of the box. You need to use an installation CD, but that doesn't take very long at all. It comes with a USB stand so you don't have to have it hooked in a USB slot sticking
Connects consistently at 270Mbps to WR 320N router. Easy to set up although only used CD for drivers. Remote USB docking bay is nice
Its a great product found out from Linksys today that the WUS 600N is perfectly supported by Windows Vista 64 bit Only not Windows XP 64 bit. Which is fine if you like me going upgrade my pc to Window
Lag spike every 30 seconsd that ruins this thing for gaming
The driver has never been updated and has half-baked to begin with. You have to jump through all kinds of hoops to try to get this thing to not have the lag spike. Linksys tech support said it was not
Lag spikes, windows never fully recognizing the full connection potential (bad drivers), and unhelpful tech support forces me to be unable to recommend this device
The signal goes up and down constantly. It sometimes drops completely and loses the entire connection and starts back up again. This was terrible for online gaming because I was constantly being kicke
It's a bit bulky and on your computer, if the USB ports are close together, then it can cover them up easily

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qe206, 2qe206m, 2qe206my, msi p222903, msi p222903p
Barcodes 04719072404338

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