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MSI GE60 2PL
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MSI GE60 2PL 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

MSI has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.9 gigahertz, the GE60 2PL has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 2PL. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 2PL the processor frequencys range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE60 2PL has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE60 2PL also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the GE60 2PL has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE60 2PL is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The MSI GE60 2PL is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GE60 2PL does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 2PL also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus G751J is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GE60 2PL does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 2PL also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Cache Memory

Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE60 2PL have cache memorys of between 3MB and 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.1MB. At only 3 megabytes, the MSI GE60 2PL has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE60 2PL.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5.6MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the GE60 2PL has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GE60 2PL is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE60 2PL have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The GE60 2PL is a four processor threads notebook PC.

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8 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 2PL

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GE60 2PL.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The GE60 2PL has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE60 2PL.

If this MSI portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2PL has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GE60 2PL.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GE60 2PL has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the MSI GE60 2PL has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the GE60 2PL has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE60 2PL.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. 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

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1003uk, msi i54210, msi 2pl663, msi i54210h, msi 2pl663x, 2plapache466, 2plapache663, msi 2pl663xu, ge602pl466ru, 2plapache646, 2plapache646x, 2plapache466r, 2plapache663x, msi 2pl663xuk, 2plapache466ru, 2plapache663xu, 2plapache646xc, 2plapache646xcz, 2plapache663xuk, msi 9s716gh11663
Barcodes 04719072363321, 04719072371111, 04719072373320

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