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MSI GS60

Specifications

MSI GS60Notebook: MSI GS60 (GS60 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Average Score: 82.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the MSI GS60

80% MSI GS60 Ghost-007
Source: Comp Reviews English
Those that want some solid gaming performance in a laptop that weight under five pounds will have a hard time finding a value as good as the MSI GS60 Ghost. Even with its light weight, the system offers some solid performance for a smooth gaming experience and a fantastic display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

Model:

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range 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.  


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.» 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.


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.


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


82.75%: 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.

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

» Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro
Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GS60 2PC-077RU
Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS60-2PC-005UK
Core i7 4700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo Y50-59432235
Core i7 4710HQ, 2.5 kg
» Asus GL551JM-DH71
Core i7 4710HQ, 2.7 kg
» Lenovo Y50-59421832
Core i7 4710HQ, 2.4 kg
» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
Core i5 4200H, 2.4 kg
» Eurocom Shark 3
Core i7 4940MX, 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.4 kg
» MSI GE60 2PE-062CZ
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.4 kg
» MSI GE60-2PE-029UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus G771JW
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Lenovo Y70-80DU000XGE
Core i5 4200H, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Lenovo Y70-70 80DU003GBM
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS
Core i7 4700MQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Schenker C404
Core i7 4710HQ, 14.0", 1.752 kg
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X3-9100
Core i7 4710HQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2
Core i7 4710HQ, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Gigabyte P34G v2
Core i7 4700HQ, 14.0", 1.752 kg
» Eurocom M4
Core i7 4940MX, 13.3", 2 kg
» MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
» Schenker XMG P304
Core i7 4810MQ, 13.3", 2.07 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI WS60 2OJ 3K-004US
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Fujitsu LifeBook E554
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4210M
» Toshiba Satellite C50-B-122
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
» Asus X555LN-XO113H
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-22 (Update: 2014-03-22)