Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT60-2OD-026US
Source: PC Perspective
Considering its full selection of ports and A/V output options, the GT60 2OD-026US could seriously pass for a primary workstation—a desktop replacement. That may help you digest the $2K price tag, which—while nearly double that of the Lenovo Y500—makes sense when you consider what a powerful and versatile machine you are actually getting. With a little better battery life, a little less heft, the absence of the warranty sticker, and some minor tweaks to the user interface here and there, it’d be hard to find more to ask for the price. As it stands, however, with just a few exceptions, the GT60 2OD-026US is one heck of a well-rounded gaming monster—and certainly worthy of strong consideration if you’re in the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
In terms of the performance the MSI GT60 is sublime. The fourth-generation i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, GTX 780M GPU, and 128 GB SSD ensure lighting fast performance and response. The notebook is capable of running any game currently on the market, and more importantly it can run any game with extreme efficiency.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: Techreview Source
The design of this MSI notebook follows previous models with a plastic and metal hybrid chassis. The lid has a brushed aluminum design with a matte black plastic frame. The interior is also black plastic except for the palm rest, which is also brushed aluminum. The notebook measures 15.0 x 10.2 x 1.8-inches (wdh) and weighs 7.6-pounds, so it's quite heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
With its fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GTX 780M graphics, the MSI GT60 2OD-026US is a gaming beast. While we're not as enamored with its design as we are with the new Alienwares', the GT60 outperforms the Alienware 17 on a number of tests, and does so for about $400 less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
CommentNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M: High-end graphics card of the GeForce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture. 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.
4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
83.33%: 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.
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