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MSI GE60 2QD
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MSI GE60 2QD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Gaming laptops manufactured by MSI have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 2QD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the GE60 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GE60 2QD.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the GE60 2QD is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the GE60 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 2QD.

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Has a Front Camera

The GE60 2QD has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The GE60 2QD has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the GE60 2QD have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GE60 2QD the cache memorys range from 3MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.1MB. With a cache memory of 6 megabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE60 2QD.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The MSI GE60 2QD has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 2QD. This MSI notebook PC is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GE60 2QD which only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI GE60 2QD has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 2QD. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the GE60 2QD is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GE60 2QD, the MSI GE60 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The MSI GE60 2QD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GE60 2QD have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the GE60 2QD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GE60 2QD.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GE60 2QD does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 15.6 inches, the GE60 2QD has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest display diagonal of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GE60 2QD is 13" and the biggest is 19".

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the GE60 2QD has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 13GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus G751JL (12GB and higher rated), or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB and higher rated).

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The GE60 2QD is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. The GE60 2QD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE60 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GE60 2QD.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GE60 2QD has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GE60 2QD.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the GE60 2QD has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GE60 2QD.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the MSI GE60 2QD has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE60 2QD.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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 Layout (slots X Size)
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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
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 Version
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qd894, 2qd894x, 2qd894xc, 2qd894xcn, 2qdapache1056, 2qdapache1045, 2qdapache1059, 2qdapache1056x, 2qdapache1045u, 2qdapache1059x, 2qdapache1056xp, 2qdapache1045uk, 2qdapache1059xe, 2qdapache1059xes, 2qdapache1056xpt, msiporttilge602qdapache1059xes, msiporttilgamingge602qdapache1059xes
Barcodes 04719072392949, 04719072395117

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