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MSI GS60 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

Gaming laptops built by MSI have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS60 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Light

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS60 have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the MSI GS60 is one of the lighter gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS60 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS60. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that came out 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops that came out more than a year ago do not have a touchscreen. The MSI GS60 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS60 is 65Wh. The MSI GS60 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS60

Released Over Two Years Ago

This gaming laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS60 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GS60.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GS60 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the MSI GS70 2QE[plb_2937647_price] (1.1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI GS60 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS60.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (12GB), or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the MSI GS60 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the GS60.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this spec 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 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 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
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 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
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
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
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)

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 6qe093, gs602pmi781, info 6qe093, info 6qe063, info 2qc071, msi 6qe093u, msi 6qe093uk, gs602qcui781, info 6qe093u, info 6qe063u, info 2qc071u, info 6qe093uk, info 6qe063uk, info 2qc071uk, msi 9s716h712093, info 9s716h712093, info 9s716h712063, info 9s716h612071, 9s716h612071 2qc071, info i76700hq1tb8gb6, 9s716h612071 2qc071u, 9s716h612071 2qc071uk, msi i76700hq1tb128gb16gb6, info i75700hq1tb128gb8gb6, 9s716h612071 9s716h612071, info i76700hq1tb128gb16gb6, 9s716h612071 i75700hq1tb128gb8gb6
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MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GS60

MSI GS70 2QE vs MSI GS60
MSI GS70 2QE
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
MSI GS60
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,296.24
30.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
8GB Bigger Internal Memory
Two Mini DisplayPorts Quantitys
34% Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
34% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Heavier
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