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MSI GS60 2PE-626UK

Specifications

MSI GS60 2PE-626UKNotebook: MSI GS60 2PE-626UK (GS60 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GS60 2PE-626UK

70% MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s plenty of power inside this machine, and MSI has squeezed top-level components into a chassis that’s slimmer and lighter than any gaming notebook we’ve yet seen. The screen and keyboard also excel, and the speakers are good. It’s a contender if rivals are expensive, but only worth a purchase if you’re going to be using it at a power source and on a desk – as poor battery life and thermal performance are the MSI’s key problems.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
90% MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 15.6 inch Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
It is true, the machine does run rather warm, and it emits a fair level of noise under heavy, sustained load. There is absolutely nothing MSI can do about this – apart from add in more fans and increase noise levels well past 40dBA. MSI have clearly spent some time in the R&D department, balancing the heat against noise emissions. Even though the machine does get very warm under load it never suffered from throttling during our tests. If you pick one up however, we do advise that you keep the rear vents clear from any obstructions. MSI are selling several versions of the MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 15.6 inch Laptop. This particular model we reviewed today, is available from Overclockers UK for £1,399.99 inc vat, although it has just sold out as we went to press. MSI did tell us that this is one of their more popular models, and it isn’t difficult to see why.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Test portable MSI GS60
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good design; good performance; matte IPS display; rich connectivity; numeric keypad. Negative: Noisy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2014
Ultracienki i ultraszybki laptop do gier - MSI GS60 Ghost Pro
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2014
Ziejąca ogniem bestia świata gier
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Very high performance; slim aluminum design; good keyboard; light; IPS display. Negative: Hot under load; noisy; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2014

Comment

Model:

This thin gaming laptop is powered by a fourth generation Intel core i7 processor and features an Nvidia GeForce graphics. It should be powerful and fast enough to handle every game thrown at it and run it well.

The GS60 is lighter and thinner than its gaming laptop competition at a mere 1.96 kg and 20 mm height. The 15.6-inch screen display at 1920 x 1080 resolution delivers vibrant colors. Two speakers and two subwoofers are placed at the bottom and deliver a great sound. The backlit keyboard that can be adjusted in multiple colors and multiple areas.

With two 128 GB solid state drives in RAID 0 configuration and a 1 TB HDD, there should be plenty of space in this gaming laptop to house a number of games. The laptop has three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, an SD card slot, audio jacks and an Ethernet connector.

The downside of this gaming laptop is the unbearable heat that it emits during heavy gaming. The high heat prevents users from setting the laptop on their laps. The noise of the fan is distracting, too. The MSI barely lasted two hours without being plugged in on normal use (web browsing and video chat) and would not last an hour while gaming.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Maingear Pulse 15
Core i7 4710HQ
» Gigabyte P35K V2
Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
Core i7 4710HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
Core i7 4800MQ, 3.5 kg
» Gigabyte P35W v2
Core i7 4710HQ, 2.5 kg
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
Core i7 4800MQ, 3.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI GT72 2PC-076XPL
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 1.8 kg
» Gigabyte Aorus X3+
Core i7 4710HQ, 13.9", 1.8 kg
» Aorus X3 Plus
Core i7 4860HQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» Razer Blade 14 (2014)
Core i7 4702HQ, 14.0", 2 kg
» MSI GT70 Dominator-893
Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» MSI GS70-2PEi71611
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.72 kg
» Asus G750JS-T4064H
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.08 kg
» MSI GT70-2PC-1282UK
Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
» Medion Akoya E6241-MD98562
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4100M
» HP Pavilion 15-058ng
Radeon R7 M260, A-Series A10-5745M
» MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4100M
» HP 15-g094sa
Radeon R5 (Kaveri), A-Series A8-6410
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17M
Radeon R5 M230, Core i3 4005U
» HP Envy 15-k050sh
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4510U
» Acer Aspire V15 VN7-591G-74SK
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» HP Envy 15-u000na x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire E5-572G-50FB
GeForce 8400M GT, Core i5 4210M
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05-14 (Update: 2014-05-14)