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MSI GS60 2QC

MSI GS60 2QC 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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13 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the GS60 2QC has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Good Brand

MSI is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and MSI also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GS60 2QC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS60 2QC.

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS60 2QC is 120GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the GS60 2QC has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS60 2QC has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS60 2QC.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Light

At only 2 kilograms, the MSI GS60 2QC is quite light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. The lightest laptop of this spec and age is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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Four Number of Built-In Speakerss

The GS60 2QC is a four number of built-in speakers notebook PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the GS60 2QC has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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

Across all the gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year 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. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,050 megahertz, the GS60 2QC has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS60 2QC does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the GS60 2QC has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS60 2QC. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.2GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GS60 2QC does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the GS60 2QC also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GS60 2QC has a better processor family than most gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GS60 2QC.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family across similar types of notebook PC.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 52 watt-hours, the GS60 2QC has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS60 2QC. Gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS60 2QC have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 47Wh and 92Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the GS60 2QC has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 2QC.

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Only One Mini DisplayPorts Quantity

Most portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have one mini DisplayPorts quantity, including the GS60 2QC which has one mini DisplayPorts quantity.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GS60 2QC.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.7 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 2QC has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GS60 2QC has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS60 2QC.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the GS60 2QC has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT 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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers edition071, edition071u, edition071uk
Barcodes 04719072411589

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