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MSI GT60 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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32 Reasons For

Nineteen Industry Awards

Amongst portable PCs of this age and spec, this notebook PC is one of the most highly awarded.

This many processor cores portable PC was given a "Gold" award by Hwt.dk, Pcper.com, Hardware.info, Drcaos.com and Razorman.net all of whom wrote that this portable PC was marvellous.

This portable PC was given a "Performance Award" by HEXUS.net, Eteknix.com, Purepc.pl and Play3r.net all of whom said that this many processor cores portable PC functioned well.

The experts at Hardwareheaven.com, Pccentre.pl and Itwriter.ru all recommend this MSI portable PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This many processor cores portable PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Laptopmag.com and Rbmods.se, both of which wrote that this notebook PC was exceptional.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including Digitaltrends.com, maximumpc.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this portable PC is 81 out of 100.

Good for Gaming

Several MSI GT60 owners agreed that this laptop was good for gaming. Four years ago Hexus.net wrote on expert website HEXUS.net “Taiwanese manufacturer MSI appears to be keeping true to its roots by maintaining a focus on gaming laptops that prioritise cutting-edge performance above all else” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of the MSI GT60 “Gaming beyond 1080p puts great strain on the system's GPU”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net scored it 4 stars and wrote “The MSI GT60 is meant to appeal to gamers first and foremost”.

Reasonably Priced

Several MSI GT60 owners who reviewed the MSI GT60 wrote that it was good value for money. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their MSI GT60 review “Audio quality at a good price” . Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Is reasonably priced given its equipment” in their review of the MSI GT60. Expert website Play3r.net mentioned “Without question, there is no value proposition here” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several MSI GT60 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Five years ago expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “Combine that with a vibrant 1080p display, good audio quality and a po” in their MSI GT60 review.

Nice Design

One MSI GT60 reviewer concluded that it was good looking. Notebookcheck.net scored this laptop 4 stars and wrote “The multi-color backlit keyboard only adds to its stylish appearance to m”. One MSI GT60 reviewer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was a good design. Notebookcheck.net wrote “This is why MSI paid special attention toward the design” in their review.

Large Storage Capacity

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good storage. Thunderbaylive.com wrote three years ago “Extremely fast storage array” .

Robust

One MSI GT60 reviewer who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was well made. Expert website Hexus.net mentioned in their MSI GT60 review “MSI keeps doing what it does best by creating gaming laptops that offer some of today's most advanced components in a well-built and familiar package”.

Easy to Use

One MSI GT60 reviewer reckoned that this laptop was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Thunderbaylive.com wrote “Comfortable backlit keyboard” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that the MSI GT60 had a good battery life. Stuffmideast.com mentioned in their review of the MSI GT60 “ComUltrabooks are thin and lightweight, with enough battery power to make it through the day”.

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

The MSI GT60 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GT60. Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 625 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good ratings for its laptops. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its many processor cores laptops range compared to other brands.

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Good Size

One MSI GT60 owner who purchased the MSI GT60 concluded that it was thin. One MSI GT60 owner wrote that the product was lightweight.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The MSI GT60 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average processor frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT60 is 2.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GT60, the MSI GT60 has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus EeeBook X205TA[plb_2579402_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GT60 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT60.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GT60, the MSI GT60 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MSI GT60 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and type.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the GT60 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The MSI GT60 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

The MSI GT60 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the GT60.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slots is the worst memory slots across similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI GT60 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GT60 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 4GB and 32GB. The MSI GT60 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT60.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the MSI GT60 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GT60.

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Very Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 310 Mbit/s. When compared to other laptops that came out around the same time as the GT60, the MSI GT60's wi-Fi data rate (max) of 867 megabits per second is one of the fastest.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GT60 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GT60, the MSI GT60 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GT60 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the MSI GT60 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Heavy

At 3.5 kilograms, the MSI GT60 is very heavy compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the GT60 is 2.5kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (1.8kg) which also has a higher rating.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GT60

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The MSI GT60 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the GT60.

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Average Display Diagonal

The MSI GT60 has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT60.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GT60 has a pretty average total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GT60.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops that were launched more than two years 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the Asus EeeBook X205TA[plb_2579402_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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Tjunction
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Pixel Pitch
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Display Brightness
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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Full-Size Keyboard
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Trial Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
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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
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

19 Awards

3dnews.ru Editor's Choice Bit-Tech.net Extreme Ultra eteknix.com Extreme Performance hardwareheaven.com Recommended pcper.com Gold hwt.dk Gold Product of the Year purepc.pl Performance Award hardzone.es Efficiency Award elchapuzasinformatico.com Platinum hardware.info Gold Award drcaos.com Gold razorman.net Gold Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice itwriter.ru Recommended chip.com.my Outstanding play3r.net Performance Award HEXUS.net Performance pccentre.pl Recommended rbmods.se Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(58)
22 December 2014

After all is said and done, the MSI GT60 20KWS is definitely a workstation for the professionals. This would be a good pick for those who needs the performance on the road to run the most...

Chip.com.my

18 November 2014

System FeaturesThe MSI GT60 20KWS features a 15.6" LCD-backlit high-resolution (2,880 x 1,620) display screen with a glossy finish. This was the only system reviewed that did not have an antiglare... Read more…

Even before considering the added support for Nvidia's Surround technology, MSI's GT60 2PC Dominator has all the performance needed to make it the perfect replacement for last-year's GT60 2OC. The...

18 June 2014

Even before considering the added support for Nvidia's Surround technology, MSI's GT60 2PC Dominator has all the performance needed to make it the perfect replacement for last-year's GT60 2OC. The...

16 June 2014

This, I think, explains a lot of why MSI opted to put a high-end GPU with an 8GB frame buffer in a 15-inch system that can't really dissipate the heat effectively: they needed the best solution...

Lisa Gade demos gaming on the MSI GT60 Dominator 3K gaming laptop. Games tested include Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and Bioshock Infinite. The MSI GT60 Dominator 3K has a 15.6? WQHD+ 2880 x 1620 IPS... Read more…

Highquality 2 880 1 620 display
Quadcore Intel Haswell processor
Dedicated GeForce GTX 780M graphics
Comfortable backlit keyboard
Extremely fast storage array
Not the prettiest laptop
Pixel density brings UI quirks to the fore
Ships with a fair amount of bloatware

Powerful high-end laptop with a great IPS display Those who don't mind that Windows has been confined to a HDD (instead of a SSD, which we'd recommend) will be happy with the GT60-2PC81B. And...

The MSI GT60 Dominator Pro is heavy, looks gaudy, and runs hot, but the hardware is absolutely fantastic. The processor is quick, the GTX 880M can outrun mid-range gaming desktops, and the 3K...

24 April 2014

Coming into the conclusion of this review, the MSI GT60 2PE is in a tricky position due to the sheer price its components and performance invoke. Without question, there is no value proposition...

Play3r.net

19 March 2014

The first gaming notebook to have a 3K display, the MSI GT60 Dominator Pro offers powerful graphics performance in an aggressive design, and at a good price...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt602o, gt602oj, msi 2ojws675, msi 2ojws675u, msi 2ojws675us
Barcodes 00824142022283, 08241420222838

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