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MSI GS60 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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29 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The MSI GS60 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The MSI GS60 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS60 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. The MSI GS60 has a quite new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 625 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its laptops. MSI also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

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

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the MSI GS60 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS60 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GS60 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.8 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2799483_price] (2.9GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS60 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS60 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS60 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GS60 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the MSI GS60 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the MSI GS60 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS60 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the MSI GS60 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GS60 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The MSI GS60 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GS60.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the MSI GS60's maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the MSI GS60 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the MSI GS60 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GS60 is a six number of battery cells portable PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GS60 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the GS60 is 3,800mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 14,000mAh. At 4,840 milliamperes * hour, the MSI GS60 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS60.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GS60 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS60, the MSI GS60 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The MSI GS60 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GS60.

Average Weight

The MSI GS60 has a pretty standard weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
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
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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
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 (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
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
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

(98)
15 January 2016

Avforums.com

4K is high up on a lot of techie's talking points at the moment, especially with the developments at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas. Whilst on our 4K TV we might actually get something genuinely Ultra... Read more…

Beautiful 4K Display
High Specification
SteelSeries Engine
Good price, especially for older models now
Solid build quality
Not enough USB ports
4K gaming too much for the GT 970M
Poor battery life
Restricted gaming performance using battery
Low battery life
30 November 2015

Not much has changed with the 2015 GS60 except an updated Broadwell CPU and a new screen option. MSI continues to use the same chassis and be one of the top contenders for a lightweight and high...

18 November 2015

The last MSI laptop I reviewed was the MSI GE72 2QD. It was my travel companion to Gamescom, and proved to be pretty damn efficient as both a work and gaming notebook. My only concerns with the... Read more…

6 November 2015

Equipped with a leading-edge SSD (plus a hard drive!), a fast Skylake CPU, and killer graphics for 1080p gaming, this thin gaming laptop soars, held back only by its brief battery life and, at...

Computershopper.com

30 October 2015

What is the MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro? MSI is a big name in the gaming laptop market, with dozens of models available across several different ranges. Its latest machine, the GS60 6QE, is one of its... Read more…

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User Reviews

(26)
Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Marquish
Marquish would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

This is one of the best laptops I have put my hands on. I have been looking since June for a nice, lightweight, powerful laptop and I finally found it. Oh, and did I say fast....blazing fast....I... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2014 by Dan N.
(Verified Purchase)

The DC in jack is awkwardly located in the middle of the left side. Comes preinstalled with Norton...

Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Newgamer
Newgamer would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

Let me start off by saying that I'm an avid apple product user and I have not owned a PC in such a long time. I eventually got frustrated with the specs that Apple products provide that I decided... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2016 by NIGHTLY
NIGHTLY would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Verified Purchase)

HARDCORE TRUE TO THE GAME KILLER...

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by Ballbreaker
Ballbreaker would recommend the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Verified Purchase)

Awesome computer, lighter and thinner than most of ultrabooks. Nice configuration with NVIDIA GTX970M that runs all games on very high-ultra settings. Only con: Battery life ( 1h-2h30 max)...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 2pm077, gs602pci581, msi 2pm077u, msi 2pm077uk
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