MSI GS60 Series

MSI GS60 2PE-048CZProcessor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 1400, 2000 euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 18 reviews)
: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 90%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

 

MSI GS60

MSI is known for producing quality gaming laptops and, the GS60 is no exception. This stunning device does not only look good on the outside, but has over the top hardware specifications under the hood. At its core, the MSI GS60 is equipped with an Intel i7 4700MQ processor which can be clocked to an amazing 3.2 GHz in Turbo mode. This allows this dual core processor to run at the same speed as quad core processors. However, this monster processor also uses up a lot of energy. The laptop comes with dual graphic cards as well, as most laptops these days. The integrated HD graphics 4600 GPU provides slightly better graphics than the average integrated graphic cards, but the main focus here is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M card. This graphic card is another powerhouse. With these specifications, playing modern games with ultra-high graphic requirements at full settings will not be an issue.

Thankfully, the screen does not disappoint. The 15.6 inch display has a pixel resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels providing HD clarity. Together, all these specifications make the MSI GS60 the ultimate gaming laptop. To top it off, it is one of the lightest gaming laptops of its class, weighing only 1.9 kg.

In conclusion, the MSI GS60 is definitely the go-to laptop if you are looking for a monster gaming laptop. Its lightweight build is a definite plus, but before buying this laptop, the high power consumption must be considered.

Specifications

MSI GS60Notebook: MSI GS60
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 83.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

81% a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing
Source: Engadget English
Like the Razer Blade, the Ghost plays to a specific niche: gamers who want the power of a full-fledged gaming PC without sacrificing portability or aesthetics. It's a small subset of the notebook market, but MSI's GS60 fits right in: It's thin, powerful and a joy to use. It's not perfect, though. Pitted against the Blade, the Ghost's average battery life is disappointing and its Kepler-based GPU fails to make NVIDIA's new Battery Boost feature shine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% MSI GS60 Ghost
Source: Laptop Mag English
MSI has proved that you can make a slim 15-inch gaming rig without making serious trade-offs. The $1,799 GS60 Ghost offers lightweight portability with strong graphics, fairly good battery life and a lovely wide-angle 1080p display. MSI also includes software that enhances your game play and a keyboard with fun, customizable backlighting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Portatil Gaming ultraligero MSI GS60 Ghost
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Competitive price; excellent display; decent sound system; high quality design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2014
90% MSI GS60
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Обзор ноутбука MSI GS60 Ghost
Source: Notebook.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very reasonable price; relatively high performance; modern design; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2014

 

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MSI has boldly commented that the MSI GS60-2PC-005UK will be their bestselling laptop in 2014 and if you look at the specifications of MSI GS60, why not? The laptop’s sleek design features a 19.9 mm thick body and weighs only 1.96 kg making it very easy to pack and carry around.

However, having mobility is not the main consideration for a gaming device. It is the components it is made with. The MSI GS60 is powered by an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor, which provides good raw processing power up to 3.4 GHz. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M provides the graphical rendering capability to produce smooth and clear graphics. The 15.6 inch display has a FullHD resolution and excellent viewing angles which enables HD videos to be played with much clarity.

As with most MSI products, the MSI GS60’s keyboard is made in collaboration with Steel Series. It features nicely sized keys, a number pad and quiet key presses. However, the hash key is attached to Enter, maybe to accommodate with the compulsive hashtagging of youngsters these days.

With the exception of poor battery life, even when compared with gaming laptops, the MSI GS60-2PC-005UK is certainly a monster when it comes to gaming. The light portability is certainly an added benefit for gaming laptops, which slowly becomes a necessary feature to stay competitive in the market.

Specifications

MSI GS60-2PC-005UKNotebook: MSI GS60-2PC-005UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI GS60 2PC Ghost
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It may be a gaming laptop, but MSI's GS60 Ghost has a lot going for it even if you're not all that keen on games. The keyboard and screen are both excellent, and the configuration is strong, despite the overall weight of 1.96kg and the thin chassis. For the most part, a worthy product to consider if you're a gamer looking for something relatively mobile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GS60 2PC Ghost
Source: Hexus English
For anyone who has become accustomed to the thin-and-light portability of an Ultrabook, gaming laptops are now very much back in contention. Mobile systems armed with quad-core CPUs and dedicated graphics have shed the excess bulk and, courtesy of increasingly-efficient processors and other modern-day technologies, are now being delivered in Ultrabook-esque packages that are slim, relatively light and suitably powerful.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2014

 

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Gaming laptops have always been noted to be the chubbier members of the laptop family but a trend of ultrabook-looking gaming laptops have been on a rise. An option in the slimmed down category is the MSI GS60. Housed in its light and thin package is one of the best mobile graphics cards with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M; you won’t see much problems playing most games at very high or even ultra graphic settings.

Couple that with a 4th generation i7 and 8 GBs of RAM, you will not have problems running any programs and games. It only comes with a standard 1 TB HDD though. Even the greatest and fastest gaming laptops can be held back with a subpar screen, however that is not the case here. It comes with a 15.3-inch panel with 1920 by 1080 resolution. It’s a great screen for gaming with its wide viewing angles, bright colors and non-reflective finish.

The keyboard is from SteelSeries, which allows you to customize each individual key’s specific functionality and also its LED backlight. As usual, gaming laptop’s major concern is battery life. The MSI GS60 only has a very average battery life reducing its portability as you always need to be near a power source.

For a gaming laptop that is as light and thin as the MSI, it performs very well but its battery life leaves a lot to be desired.

Specifications

MSI GS60 2PE-626UKNotebook: MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

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Specifications

MSI GS60 2PC-077RUNotebook: MSI GS60 2PC-077RU
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

Феномен Призрака Msi Gs60 2Pc Ghost
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Perfect performance; excellent keyboard; lightweight; matt display; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2014
Обзор тонкого игрового ноутбука MSI GS60 2PC-077RU Ghost: дорого, мощно и изящно
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Fine balance between power, small size, and ease of use; comfortable touchpad and keyboard; good display; decent sound; powerful processor; good graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2014

 

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Specifications

MSI GS60-2PEWi716SR21Notebook: MSI GS60-2PEWi716SR21
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 2880x1620 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K-095 is an outstanding, if slightly pricey, gaming rig. The laptop scorched through our graphics and gaming benchmarks, and delivered seamless performance on Battlefield 4 with the graphics cranked all the way up. Moreover, the 3K display looks stunning—even if there are few opportunities beyond gaming to use it—and the speakers deliver pitch-perfect audio.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GS60 3K-Edition
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2014
80% Notebook MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro: Recensione
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review du MSI GS60 3K edition.
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Very flat and quality chassis; good design; perfect performance; good screen; Negative: Too hot under load; noisy cooling system; poor keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2014

 

MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ

Specifications

MSI GS60 2PE-048CZNotebook: MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

Recenze: MSI GS60 Ghost Pro - neskutečný herní výkon vtěsnaný do notebooku s tloušťkou základny pouhých 14 mm
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Superior display; excellent performance; slim design; stylish look. Negative: Space bar does not respond to pressing the edges; noisy under load; delayed sensing touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2014

 

Comment

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.

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

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

» 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.  

4700MQ: 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.

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.


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.


1.9 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.

2 kg:


83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Laptops 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

Notebooks with the same GPU

» 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

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K550LB-XX182D
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire V5-573G-74518G25aii
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus X550LDV-XO610H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
unknown, Core i7 4500U
» HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» Acer Aspire E1-510
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2920
» Toshiba Satellite C55-A5140
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820
» MSI GP60 2PE-008RU
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Dell Inspiron 3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Dell Inspiron 3537
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U
» Asus R510LN
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4010U
» Acer Aspire E1-570G
GeForce GT 740M, Core i3 3217U
» Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G
Radeon HD 8550M, A-Series A10-5745M
» HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Asus K511LA
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 6 (Update: 2014-05- 6)